Circus Experience Days (16+)

See inside the National Centre for Circus Arts and experience a wide range of circus skills including aerial, tightwire and acrobatics in this unique workshop for those 16 years +.

  • WHEN

    Selected Saturdays, 3.15 – 5.45pm


    £49 per person


Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Now’s your chance!

Join us for an afternoon taster session in our stunning building where the art of circus is formed. Whether it’s experiencing the joy of climbing high on our silks, taking that first perilous step on the tightwire, learning your next dinner party trick with a set of juggling balls, or literally jumping through hoops, our world-class teachers are on hand to guide you through every stage.

Suitable for groups or individuals, our Experience Days offer a day out that’s unique and invigorating and gives all participants that first exciting glimpse into the circus tent…

Activities on the day

  • Static Trapeze
  • Aerial Hoop
  • Aerial silks
  • Tightwire
  • Juggling
  • Acrobatics

*Due to the way we have to set the space and equipment available to us this term, we are unable to offer flying trapeze. There are, however, still a number of aerial skills mentioned above. These actually allow for each participant to have more time practicing aerial skills than flying trapeze and are the ones most commonly seen in circus performances due to the smaller footprint. Participants have found these just as enjoyable and are to get more of an insight into the skills that today’s professional performers develop. For Flying Trapeze, please see the course that we offer here.

Who it’s for

Anyone aged 16+ who wants a fun day’s activity or to try circus skills before applying for a longer course.

The workshop is appropriate for complete beginners though those with injuries or a larger than 43-inch waist may not be able to participate in certain activities.

Please note that this workshop is not appropriate for pregnant people.

Please note that participants will not be allowed to take part in the workshop if they have had any alcohol prior to the workshop or have alcohol during the workshop.

What to wear

Tracksuit bottoms/ leotard/ leggings and t-shirt with clean indoor trainers. Please note that jeans, very baggy clothing, shorts and trousers with pockets on the side of the leg are not suitable for these activities.

All jewellery will need to be removed.


£49 per person.

Circus Experience Days are non-refundable or exchangeable. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information and read our Privacy Policy.

How to book

Book online or call our reception team on 020 7613 4141.