London Youth Circus

Who it's for

Young people aged 11-21 years who are interested in entering the circus arts as a profession - several of our BTEC and BA Hons students have come through the London Youth Circus. A background in gymnastics or dance can be helpful, although we take students based on future potential as well as existing experience.

What you can do

Focused training in either flying trapeze, static trapeze, tightwire, acrobatics or juggling. This progressive course is designed to develop technical circus skills, encourage critical thinking and inspire creativity.

Students must be dedicated  and ensure they attend their course regularly.  They have the option of taking extra circus fitness classes to continue their learning in various circus skills, fitness and strength.  

Take a look behind the scenes on the London Youth Circus

When you can do it

The main training takes place on Sunday with circus fitness and skill supporting classes taking place throughout the week.

Supporting classes

Supporting skill and fitness classes are available to LYC students throughout the week. These classes allow students to keep up strength, conditioning and vary their skill base. The classes schedule may alter from term to term.

  • LYC 1 can access up to 3 of these classes per week, dependent on eligibility.
  • LYC 2 can access up to 4 per week, dependent on eligibility
  • LYC 3 can access up to 5 per week, dependent on eligibility.

Students are not required to use their allocation. For each class there is a limited capacity, so not every student will be able to take all their chosen classes. Booking is completed before the start of each term.

Prices and funding

Funding is available through our Scholarships and you can also join our Centre for Advanced Training Scheme

LYC Level 1

Up to 5 hours per week

Full Price: £480 per year (paid in instalments of £160, three times a year)

Concessions: £336 per year (paid in instalments of £112, three times a year)

LYC Level 2

Up to 6 hours per week

Full Price: £624 per year (paid in instalments of £208, three times a year)

Concessions: £438 per year (paid in instalments of £146, three times a year)

LYC Level 3

Up to 7 hours per week 

Full Price: £897 per year (paid in instalments of £299, three times a year)

Concessions: £648 per year (paid in instalments of £216, three times a year)

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions prior to booking.

Applications

Applications to join the London Youth Circus for September 2016 entry are now closed.

Applications for the September 2017 intake will open in early 2017. Auditions for the London Youth Circus take place in the Summer Half Term (29 May – 4 June 2017).

Follow us on Facebook or our Youth Circus Twitter to be the first to know when applications open again.

Behind the scenes at the LYC

Say hello to the cast of OUTFOXED - this year’s London Youth Circus show on this weekend (30-31 July). Book your

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Say hello to the cast of OUTFOXED - this year’s London Youth Circus show on this weekend (30-31 July).

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London Youth Circus show ‘Outfoxed’ featuring former LYC student Arthur Parsons is this weekend - the

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London Youth Circus show ‘Outfoxed’ featuring former LYC student Arthur Parsons is this weekend - the