London Youth Circus

Who it's for

Young people aged 11-21 years who are interested in taking their circus skills further through progressive and focused training.  We take students based on future potential as well as existing experience. Several of our BTEC and BA Hons students have come through the London Youth Circus.

What you can do

LYC students train in one main discipline; Rope, Silks, Static Trapeze, Juggling, Acrobatics and Tight wire. This progressive programme is designed to inspire critical thinking and develop your circus skills, both technically and creatively.

Students must be committed to attending at least 80% of their classes per term.  They have the option of taking extra circus supporting classes that allow them to continue learning a variety of circus skills and enhance fitness and conditioning.

When you can do it

The main training takes place on Sundays with circus supporting classes taking place throughout the week. 

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

Supporting classes

Supporting 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 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.

Term 1 (13 weeks)

Monday 10 September - Sunday 16 December

No classes: Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October

Half term: Monday 22 - Sunday 28 October

Please note this is a 13-week term; the price for the term reflects the extra week. 

Prices and funding

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

Term 1 (13 weeks)

LYC Level 1

Full Price: £199.33 per term

Concessions: £139.53 per term


LYC Level 2

Full Price: £238.33 per term

Concessions: £166.83 per term


LYC Level 3

Full Price: £288.17 per term

Concessions: £201.72 per term

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

 

Applications

Applications to join the London Youth Circus for September 2019 entry will open on Thursday 4 April. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 May.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 2 June 2019 (during Summer Half Term).


For any questions about LYC, please contact the Participation and Outreach team on participation@nationalcircus.org.uk.

Behind the scenes at the LYC

As we tumble towards the end of 2017, we’re enjoying looking back over some of the fantastic moments we’ve had this

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London Youth Circus and the Arts AwardDuring the summer term of 2017 eight students from our London Youth Circus took

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London Youth Circus and the Arts AwardDuring the summer term of 2017 eight students from our London Youth Circus took