The Actors Gymnasium
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 Popular Circus Classes return to Evanston this Fall

Fall session begins Sept 2 EVANSTON, IL - After finishing one of its most successful summer sessions yet, The Actors Gymnasium Circus & Performing Arts School resumes its full selection of classes for Fall session on September 2.

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to teaching circus, aerials arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance. The highly-skilled faculty teach classes for all ages, as well as extremely popular and innovative skill building camps and workshops throughout the year.

Classes begin September 2 and run through November 9.

Classes for adults include Aerial Arts, Circus Fitness, Contortion, and Parkour. Classes for kids start at age 2 and include Circus Arts, Imaginastics, Tumbling, and Parkour.

Single Weapon Certification in Broadsword starts Sept 28 Fall also offers a return of the Single Weapon Certification classes. This season's class will focus on Broadsword, a weapon often seen in popular tv shows such as Game of Thrones and Highlander. Taught by the Vice President of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), Chuck Coyl, the class will provide the opportunity for students to take the SAFD proficiency test at the end of the session and acquire their certification.

To view the full schedule of classes, read class descriptions and biographies of the award winning staff, go to



The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is owned by the City of Evanston and home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months. 


Actors Gymnasium classes are taught in a 3,000 sq/ft gymnasium space that features a 1,600 sq/ft sprung floor and a fully rigged 17 foot ceiling. All aerial equipment such as the aerial hoop, Spanish web, aerial silks, static trapeze and more are provided, as well as the equipment for ground skills such as unicycling, juggling, tight wire and gymnastics. Classes such as dance or drama may take place in other studios within the Noyes Cultural Arts Center that feature tiled/wooden floors. Padded gymnastic mats and other equipment will be added if necessary.

About The Actors Gymnasium:

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively. For more information, please visit