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About Us

The Actors Gymnasium was founded in 1995 and has grown to become one of the nation’s premiere circus and performing arts training centers. Our programs are focused around three areas:

  • Teaching circus arts and performance skills both on-site and throughout the Chicagoland area
  • Producing original and daring circus-theatre productions, as well as collaborating with local/regional companies
  • Providing award-winning entertainment at special events

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Summer Camp Registration Ongoing!

A summer day camp for young people aged 9-15, our Circus and Performing Arts Camp is perfect for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch and flex their creative muscles.

Students learn circus and aerial skills: juggling, tumbling, trapeze, tightwire, stilts, and more; take fun-filled field trips; and create and perform their very own circus-theatre performance at the end of the session!

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Passage Tickets Now Available!

Passage The 2016/17 Professional Circus Training Showcase 352x470Nine months of sweat, grit, risk and human connection for America’s next top circus stars will transform onstage into a show about journey, struggle, and triumph.

Filled with humor and awe, Passage is a snapshot that showcases the accomplishments of Actors Gymnasium Pro-Training class of 2017.

Join The Actors Gymnasium as we celebrate how movement can transform, express and tell beautiful stories for this incredible moment in time, Passage.

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Hire Our Talent!

DancerThe Actors Gymnasium provides award-winning unique and awe-inspiring entertainment for private, public, and corporate events of all sizes. Whether you’re looking for engaging entertainment all evening, or a little environmental flavor to greet your guests, we can make your party or corporate event an unforgettable experience.
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