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Italy’s first hospital clowns service.

20 years with children and their families, working alongside hospital staff.

Soccorso Clown Onlus is the founder and pioneer body of a new profession (the hospital clown) that brings together and unites the professions of circus and theatre operators. Out of this has arisen a new form of entertainment designed to confront and transform the reality of being a patient in hospital. 


The professionals from Soccorso Clown are not volunteers: they are versatile and multi-skilled players drawn from a broad spectrum of the entertainment world, specifically trained to acquire techniques by which they can play down, if necessary, the small and great dramas of a young patients’ life.