Summer programs are in session! Learn more about our COVID precautions.

At The Actors Gymnasium, people

Learn to Fly

physically, emotionally, & creatively.

summer is coming!

Summer classes are here, including our latest offerings like Ballet for Aerialists and Capoeira.

Financial aid available.

This is intense.

Our Summer Intensives provide six weeks of training in circus arts, physical theatre, dance, and more. Expand what you’re capable of this summer!

Financial aid available.

Spring Youth Circus!

Our annual production, presented online! 

A bunch of kids are drawn out of their boring houses to the Actors Gym, where they transform into circus performers. A “New Kid” wanders into the gym and finds a magic red bowler hat which allows her to see the circus. Eventually, the New Kid puts down her phone and joins in.

Summer Camp

Socially distanced summer fun in small groups. No experience necessary!

Financial aid available.

Take your career to new heights!

In addition to acrobatics, our pro training program has an all-new clown concentration that will help you fly onto Chicago stages and beyond.

Financial aid available.

Our Mission

As one of the nation’s premiere circus and performing arts training centers, the Actors Gym provides programs focused around three areas:

  • Teaching circus arts and performance skills
  • Producing original and daring circus-theatre productions
  • Providing award-winning entertainment at special events