Established in 1988 by Daniela Essart and Soren Nielsen, Scarabeus’ vision has grown with its founders. Scarabeus Aerial Theatre produces pioneering outdoor, and recently indoor performances fusing aerial skills with visual theatre and choreographed movement in site-specific, immersive and touring performances. We create spectacular thought provoking and unforgettable productions and participation projects dealing with contemporary narratives aimed at awakening empathy, ethical and political consciousness in our wide range of audiences.

We believe in the power of culture and creativity to transform the lives of children, young people and families. We believe in early intervention, and that disadvantaged children and families should be offered high quality, empowering opportunities that might be difficult for them to access otherwise. Using structured programmes combining aerial skills, physical theatre and yoga, we help building self-confidence and aspirations in a supported environment, which improves their chances in life.