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We work with over 1,000 students each year. From learning to unicycle, to building strength and flexibility, there’s something for everyone here!

The Actors Gymnasium offers a comprehensive series of courses in physical theatre and circus arts designed for students of all ages and skill levels.

In addition to offering classes year-round, we also have a nine month professional circus training program for artists looking to advance their career, a summer intensive program for teens and adults, private lessons, and summer and winter kids camps.

Our regular classes are typically divided into 16-week terms. Though we encourage students to save money and guarantee a spot in class by registering in advance for a full term, pro-rated registration is available for most of the session on a rolling basis. We also offer financial aid.

“[Artistic Director] Sylvia always sees your potential. She sees the strongest version of a person rather than assuming their weakness or lack of capability. So as a student, you are able to change what you think your own limits are.”
– Cordelia D.

Adult Classes

For ages 16+
Our popular adult classes cater to both individuals looking for unique ways to stay active and learn new skills, as well as performers who want to build to strength and skills needed to make more exciting theatre, including aerial acrobatics, stilt-walking, juggling, hand-balancing, stage combat, and more.

Kids Classes

Ages 2 and up
We offer a variety of classes that not only teach various circus, aerial, and performing arts skills including juggling, unicycling, stilt-walking, tight-wire, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, and Spanish web; but also teach children how to take risks, explore their imagination and creativity, build their strength and self confidence, and develop discipline and focus.

Birthday Parties

Our expert instructors will help make your birthday unforgettable!


Custom interactive experiences for anything you can dream of.


We’re proud to bring classes to students throughout Chicagoland.

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