We will be closed Wed. – Fri. in honor of Thanksgiving. Classes will run normally on Saturday the 24th.

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

Circus in Progress

Saturday, December 1
4:30 & 7:30 PM

Our annual jaw-dropping benefit show returns Dec. 1 showcasing high-energy, breathtaking circus acts from Chicago's top circus, burlesque and dance acts!

All the Time in the World

February 16 – March 24
Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 4:30 & 7:30, and Sundays at 3 PM

All the Time in the World is a circus about time. Trudy is a young girl who lives a hectic life with her very busy family, and who also has an imaginary friend. When Trudy’s imaginary friend is suddenly too busy to play with her and leaves to join the circus, she and her parents enter the circus paracosm to find more time and reunite Trudy and her imaginary friend.

Spring Youth Circus

May 11 – May 19
Saturdays at 4:30 & 7:30 PM, Sundays at 3 PM

This intensive performance experience for 5th graders and older pairs professional artists and youth performers to collaboratively create an original, new show.

Tickets and more information coming later this year!

Professional Training Showcase

June 1 – 2
Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3 PM

A jaw-dropping, one-weekend-only capstone showcase of our nine month professional training program.

Tickets and more information coming later this year!

Summer Intensive Showcase

Intensive I: Saturday, July 20 at 4:30 PM & Sunday, July 21 at 4 PM
Intensive II: Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, July 21 at 1 PM

A variety show featuring the teens and adults in our six week summer intensive program.

Tickets and more information coming later this year!

Summer Camp Shows

Session 1: Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5 at 3 & 6 PM
Session 2: Thursday, August 1 & Friday, August 2 at 3 & 6 PM

Each of our summer camps conclude with an original, professionally-produced production, featuring our campers and their amazing accomplishments.

Tickets and more information coming later this year!

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 Monday-Saturday. Parking is FREE on Sundays in the Noyes lot. 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.

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