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We work with over 1,000 students each year. From learning to unicycle, to building strength and flexibility, there’s a class for everyone at Actors Gym!

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.

“The Actors Gym family is an incredibly welcoming organization that builds friendships, bridges barriers, and forms amazing bonds.”

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

For 3rd Grade and Older
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.

Early Childhood Classes

For Pre-K through 2nd Grade
These classes help children explore their body’s capacity for movement, promote early social-emotional growth, socialization and physical development such as gross motor skills by fostering a foundation of life-long physical movement through highly interactive hands-on explorations, small group activities and facilitated engagement by parents.

Birthday Parties

Our expert instructors will help make your birthday unforgettable!

Workshops

Custom interactive experiences for anything you can dream of.

Outreach

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

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