Classes are in session! Learn more about our COVID precautions.

At The Actors Gymnasium, people

Learn to Fly

physically, emotionally, & creatively.

A Miscellaneous Circus

Our newest Youth Circus production premieres April 9!

Restless from a year without an audience, a quirky circus troupe invites a documentary crew into their tent. The documentarians soon discover that this troupe has much more than acrobatic tricks up their sleeves.

In-Person Classes

We’re back! All new classes are now in session, including brand new offerings like Juggling Club and Ballet for Aerialists.

Financial aid available.

Summer Camp 2021

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.

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