Full Time Course in Circus Arts

Course Prospectus:

Course Overview:

This course is a professional development 4 month intensive training course for people over 16 years old, who have a background in gymnastics, dance, physical theatre, or similar. Our aim is to fast track you into the circus world and help you build a solid foundation in a wide variety of circus disciplines.

This course caters for improvers through to intermediate and advanced levels (not for absolute beginners).

Created by AirCraft Circus Academy, we have been running this course for over 12 years and have trained over 350 students, many of whom are now working in the circus industry, including the London cabaret scene, Big Top Circus Shows, Festivals and large scale shows such as Cirque Du Soleil and Dragone.

We also have a two month option for those who cannot get a visa to stay in the UK for 4 months.


Two Month: £2400 - deposit of £480 required to confirm your place, then the balance can be paid in full or in instalments.

Four Month: £4200 - deposit of £840 required to confirm your place, then the balance can be paid in full or in instalments.

Upcoming Course Dates:

Spring: Monday 8th April to Wednesday 24th July (Break Week 9 - Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June) 2024 

Show: Friday 19th July 8pm

Autumn: Monday 2nd September to Sunday 22nd December (Break Week 9 - Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November) 2024 

Show: Friday 13th December 8pm (+ GCF Sat 21st December)


We are looking for disciplined and creative individuals with a passion for learning. It is necessary to have some prior knowledge of aerial or acrobatic skills, and you will need to have a base level of fitness.  Some experience in physically challenging disciplines such as gymnastics, dance or martial arts is desired but not essential.

To apply to our Full Time Course please send an email to info@aircraftcircus.com expressing your interest and we will invite you to come to the space and discuss the course and your application further, as well as to introduce ourselves and discuss any queries you have about the course.

If you are unable to attend our space we are able to do this via video call. 

Following meeting, should we think the course is suitable for you we will be in touch with acceptance details, and will begin the enrolment process.

Student Testimonials:

"I could not have had a better time on this course!! The passion and work ethic in that building is unmatched, it's so infectious and I can't wait to do it again" (Charlie, Spring 2021)

"This course was literally the best thing I have ever done! You learn so much in such a short space of time and grow both physically and mentally. The course is challenging but so much fun and so rewarding." (Merryn, Autumn 2017)  

"There's a lovely atmosphere at Aircraft and the teachers are great! I have loved every minute of this course and would recommend it to anyone whose considering a professional career in circus or even just to learn and have fun." (Anon, Spring 2016)  

"Amazing course, so much fun and you learn loads of skills without the commitment of a year!"(Charlotte, Spring 2015)   

"They call it an intensive Course, and oh yes it is! You'll feel every single muscle in your body moan! Having trained as a dancer I wanted to add some more skills to my craft. It really was worth it, I've gained a great deal out of this, met amazing people, outstanding teachers and am so glad to have been part of the Aircraft Circus family. Especially if you don't only want to train on one apparatus but get a wide range of skills!" (Anna Zant, Spring 2015)    

"The course was the best thing I've done in my life. The atmosphere at AirCraft is really good and you end up becoming like a family. The teachers are always happy to help with questions about circus, and also there to support you and talk to if you need any other help. Definitely a course worth doing." (Beth, Spring 2015, now performing with Cirque du Soleil)