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 Diploma 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

Monday 9 September - Sunday 15 December

Half term: Monday 21 - Sunday 27 October 

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: £205 per term

Concessions: £144 per term


LYC Level 2

Full Price: £245 per term

Concessions: £172 per term


LYC Level 3

Full Price: £297 per term

Concessions: £208 per term

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

 

Applications

Applications to join the London Youth Circus for September 2019 are now closed.

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

Behind the scenes at the LYC

‘Reverie: Lost In Our World’Members of London Youth Circus explain what you can expect from their ensemble 

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