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Daring Theatrical exploration.

“Everyone should see something at the Actors Gymnasium at least once. If only to remember the fluttery feeling of joy in your heart that only circus can invoke.” – Emma Couling, Newcity Stage

Upcoming Productions

Spring Youth Circus: the Movie

Presented online July 23 – 25
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm

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.

Director and Writer: Lindsey Noel Whiting
Circus Choreographer: Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi
Dance Choreographer: Julie Matolo
Lighting Designer: Rachel West
Stage Manager: Madie Doppelt
Production Manager: Catherine Allen

Tickets: $5

Plan Your Visit

There is limited metered parking in the Noyes Cultural Center Parking lot. Please leave extra time for locating parking, as other events in the building can make parking more difficult. Parking in the lot (permit & metered spots) is free after 6PM. There is additional free parking on Ridge Street and and in the Civic Center Parking lot (approximately 2 blocks away). There is metered parking on Noyes Street.

We recommend taking public transit, if possible – we are steps from the Noyes Street Purple Line stop of the CTA.

Yes! Click here to learn more if you’re planning to attend with a group of 10 or more.

Our space has six rows of seats. Rows A and B are on the same level on the ground floor. Rows C-F on risers. Row F is bench style seating. Seats A 1-4 are our handicap accessible seats. Seat A 1 is on an aisle and all seats (A 1-4) are able to be moved if necessary.

Late seating for all productions will be at the discretion of the House Manager and will only be allowed at a time that is safe and appropriate for all audience members and performers. Please be advised that if you arrive late, you may be unable to sit in your ticketed seats or denied entry.

Photography and Video is prohibited unless with written permission. Please turn off phones before entering the venue.

All sales are final. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for your may be issued at the option of the management.