Classes Start Next Week!


It is now only one week until our circus classes in East Finchley and Mill Hill are up and running again, so don’t forget to book your place!

Summer Term Starts Monday 13th April

Youth Circus Classes

Get class details or book your place for East Finchley classes now.

Get class details or book your place for Mill Hill classes now.

Adult Aerial Classes

Get class details or book your place for adult classes in Mill Hill now.

See you in a week!

Airborne Youth @ East Finchley Festival


Tomorrow is the annual East Finchley Festival at Cherry Tree Woods. A group of our teenage students are going to be performing on the community stage at 12.45.

If you’re at the festival drop by and say hi to us. We’d love to see you there!

East Finchley Festival is free to attend and is open from 12.00 – 18.00 on Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Circus Goes National

National Centre For Circus Arts

Circus gets a National Centre for Circus Arts

In case you haven’t seen the news, British circus is going national today with Circus Space being elevated to “national” status and relaunched as the National Centre for Circus Arts 25 years after they first opened their doors.

Over the past 25 years, Circus Space has become one of the leading centres for teaching these nouveau cirque skills. Many have felt circus has been the poor cousin of theatre and dance and all but a few of the country’s traditional touring family circuses have disappeared. In their place a new breed of circus entertainment has emerged that balances artistry and acrobatics.

The Guardian

The announcement brings circus in line with theatre, dance and music, raising the credibility of circus as an art form and demonstrating that, after years (centuries?) of sweat, blood and tears (often literally), circus is finally being taken seriously.

We have a lot to thank National Centre for. Adam, as well as many of the other teachers here at Airborne Circus, have trained and taught at the National Centre and they have been a continued support to us since before we opened our doors, offering advice and counsel in all aspects of what it takes to run a circus school.

As the National Centre for Circus Arts we are taking a leading role in supporting the wider circus sector in the UK, creating opportunities for circus to be seen and for people to participate in training at all levels.

– The National Centre for Circus Arts

Looking forward, who knows what having a national centre will do for the circus industry? We hope that it will bring good things – increased opportunities, recognition and participation – and look forward to seeing the future unfold.

Congratulations for a job well done, Circus Space. And welcome to the world, National Centre for Circus Arts. We’ll definitely see you around.

What do you think having the National Centre for Circus Arts means for us? Will it change the industry? Let us know in the comments below.

Easter Holiday Circus Workshops

Easter is just around the corner!

Now that the storms seem to be over, and the sun is making some appearances again, it’s starting to feel like spring might be here (soon). We’re looking forward to spring quite a lot. Not just because better weather means we can start doing some circus outdoors but because we’re running two Easter holiday circus workshops!

The first workshop is for 7-12 year olds and the other is for 11-18 year olds. Both workshops will give new students the chance to learn the basics, while more experienced students can push themselves further and concentrate on learning some new skills!

It’s been a while since we’ve run our own holiday programme but this Easter we want to give all of our students the opportunity to continue learning circus through the holidays as well as let some new folk come try it out.

If you’d like to participate in our Easter holiday circus workshops, or if you know someone who would, the workshops are open for registration now and can be booked via our holiday circus workshops page.

Check out our holiday circus workshops page for more information.

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Tickets for Gerry Cottle’s Circus Available for Youth Students

Wookey Hole Youth

We’ve been offered complimentary tickets for our youth students to go see Gerry Cottle’s Circus at Alexandra Palace.

The show – 50 acts in 100 minutes! – features performers from the Wookey Hole Youth Circus (above).

If you’d like a ticket to see one of the performances of Gerry Cottle’s Circus below please email Adam. Tickets are limited and are on a first come, first served basis (maximum 1 per student + 1 parent).

Gerry Cottle’s Circus Showtimes

Monday, 30th September 7.45pm
Saturday, 5th October 5pm

If you can’t make it to one of these performances there are 50% off vouchers scattered throughout the shops in East Finchley and the areas surrounding Ally Pally so keep your eyes peeled!

Wednesday 8-12s Proves Most Popular

Stilt WalkingOur Wednesday afternoon youth circus class for 8-12 year olds in East Finchley has proved to be the most popular youth circus session that we run this term. Although it’s the youth circus class that we’ve been running the longest, there has been a disproportionate amount of interest in that particular class leading up to and into the term. If anyone has any idea why we’d be interested to know!

The Wednesday youth circus class for 8- 12 year olds is now full but there are still places available in our youth circus for 8-12 year olds on Monday afternoons.

Find out more about our youth circus classes or see our youth circus class schedule now.

Airborne Circus at Grange Big Local

Community WorkshopThe Big Lottery Fund has earmarked £1 million to be spent to support the Grange Estate and the surrounding East Finchley area.

The Grange Big Local are holding a community festival to get people engaged with the project and find out how they want the £1m spent. It’s going to be a fun day, with music, entertainment and activities for older children and young adults.

The Grange Big Local Community Festival is Saturday 28th September 2013 from 12.00 – 4.00pm.

Airborne Circus is going to be there running a circus workshop between 12.00 – 13.30 (times may change) so please drop by and say hello.

The New Year Begins

Wednesday saw our first sessions of the new academic year.


Our Wednesday 8-12 year olds class has proved to be very popular this term, with only one remaining space available.

Our teenagers are all back (bar Michaela who’s off to Circomedia in Bristol, and Eliza, who’s moved back to Italy) and are raring to go. They’ve all expressed an interest in developing their strength and technical skill this term so that’s what we’ll be focused on (rather than developing their acts, which we’ll start working on in 2014).

We’ve still got spaces available in our teen and Monday classes in East Finchley and our 8-13s in Mill Hill so check out the for a circus class that works for you.

All of our other circus classes begin next week. The Home Educators circus classes, classes for 5-7 and 8-12 year olds start on Monday in East Finchley. The 8-13 year old class and adult aerial classes will also be starting in Mill Hill.

Get details about our youth circus classes in East Finchley or Mill Hill

See the adult aerial class schedule