COVID 19 Update

From 19 April 2021 we are open for:

Higher Education students

Open Training members

CAT scheme students

London Youth Circus

Sensory Circus (from 27 April)


If you train on any of these programmes please read carefully the Re-opening Guidelines document below.  Note that this has been updated since Christmas and some of our COVID protocols have changed.

Unfortunately due to continued restrictions imposed by COVID we are still not able to offer the following courses at this time:

Adult courses:  Introduction to Aerial/Acrobatics, Level 1, 2 or 3 courses or short courses.

Youth:  Family Circus, Primary Circus, Junior Circus, Youth Circus

Experience Days

Summer School


We hope that we will be able to run a full programme of activities from September.

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In order to maintain a safe space for staff and users and help mitigate against a Covid-19 risk, we are preparing the building on our Covid-19 secure policy, including:

  • Ensuring social distancing is maintained
  • Asking that all users wear face coverings at all times
  • Enhanced cleaning programme of spaces and equipment
  • Users groups in ‘bubbles’
  • Adjustment of operating hours
  • Restrictions on the number of people on site at any one time.

Full details are in the Reopening Guidelines..

We realise this is frustrating for those of you who train on our other programmes.  The Arts and culture sectors are in a perilous position at the moment and putting these strict safety measures in place will help against a full closure that could be further devastating for our organisation.

On behalf of all the staff at National Circus, thank you so much for your kind words, donations and ongoing support. We hope to welcome all of our users back in the building again in the not-too-distant future.


The following circus schools in London are running a timetable of classes that you may be able to access.

Aircraft Circus

Aerial Gymnastics London

My Aerial Home

Forgotten Circus School

Flying Fantastic


London Dance Academy


Join us from home

Take part in our latest fitness series from the comfort of your living room
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Courses for adults

Termly courses in Aerial, Acrobatic and Equilibristic Circus Skills
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Courses for young people

Termly courses for young people and the London Youth Circus.
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Circus Foundations

Drop-in classes on Friday lunchtimes
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