About Us

We expand human and theatrical potential through the vital forms of circus arts by providing artistic and educational programs that push the limits of physical, emotional, and creative expression.

At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn to Fly – physically emotionally, and creatively.

Founded in 1995, we have grown to become one of the nation’s premiere circus and performing arts training centers. We are dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre, through developing physical performers and encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration.

We promote our core values of creativity, community, and courage across three program areas:

“Even as an audience member, the work you do inspires me into metaphorical flight. Every performance or class I’ve witnessed lights me up and jump starts my imagination and drive. Thank you for flying lessons.”

Though we’ve called the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston, IL home for over 20 years, our programming reaches students and audiences across the Chicagoland area and beyond.

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