About Us

AirCraft Circus Academy is London’s oldest and leading independent circus training school based in The Royal borough of Greenwich, South East London. Originally founded in 2002 at 'The Hangar' in Stratford, moving to Thames-Side Studios in 2007 as the 'Hangar Arts Trust', and now trading as AirCraft Circus Academy (2018); the school has been training youth, adults, and professionals in circus arts for over 17 years.  We are committed to making circus training accessible to everyone and believe in making the impossible possible, especially for people who want to learn or use circus arts to enrich their lives. Whatever your starting ability, everyone has the potential to shine, it's just a matter of training and the right guidance.


Company Directors Lucy Francis & Nik Litton

We are known for our elite circus trainers, who are experts in their discipline, as both practitioners and performers. We focus on enhancing fitness, physical ability and wellbeing in a nurturing, safe, yet challenging environment. Our recently refurbished training facility now has 3 different studios to train in, a dedicated stretching area, sauna, changing room, and a kitchen/lounge area to refuel or rest after a work out.
For full profiles, please see Meet the Team
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AirCraft Circus are also an exciting and energetic international circus company, with over 10 years experience in creating and staging highly skilled, sexy and dynamic circus shows.  We are proud to represent an elite selection of the finest circus performers and provide top-end entertainment for corporate events, trade shows, product launches, festivals, concerts, award ceremonies, west end theatre, cabarets, model photographic shoots, charitable events and for TV and film.