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We choose to change the world through clowning. Joy and play informs everything we do.

Founded by Samantha Holdsworth, Clowns Without Borders, became a UK registered charity in 2014 and joined a family of 14 other international Clowns Without Borders chapters. We all share the same goal; to bring joy to children living through crisis.


Our clowns, artists and drama facilitators are highly skilled. They often work in crisis zone, areas of natural disasters, prisons and hospitals.  High levels of sensitivity and awareness are necessary to work effectively in these contexts. That is why we are experts in creating safe, joyful spaces where children feel welcome.


Our community of monthly donors help to create more joy and kindness in the world. Each donation supports the emotional wellbeing of children living through extreme adversity.  
It’s about kindness. It’s about hope. Join us.

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The skilled performers who volunteer with us are: 


Creative and joyful people who have professional performance experience in clowning, physical comedy, circus or street performance. Often, they have brilliant solo-material or routines that do not rely on verbal communication. Devising new performance material at a moments notice, they are prepared to work long days in hot rooms to make the very best show possible. They are equally happy to adapt performances to work for a room full of children in the morning and then a community of 3,000 in the afternoon.  


Our facilitators have extensive experience and have often already worked with groups with complex needs.


Our performers and facilitators are also some of the most collaborative and generous people you’re likely to meet. They’re excellent at working under pressure and respecting the team. They give support and take advice. 


 It goes without saying, they’re passionate about their craft and what we do.


If you’re one of these incredible people, please watch us in action here (link) and let us know about your work.



There are lots of ways you can get involved to create more joy for children. You can fundraise by doing something amazing like Lee, who kayaked around Iceland or Morgana, who cycled through Zambia. Or you could donate your birthday or wedding or leaving do.


Maybe you’ve got another idea?

We’d love to hear it. Just drop us a line. 

If you’d like to get in touch e-mail us at:

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Clowns Without Borders is a Registered Charity : 1156987

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