Our Circus School story

We founded the Forgotten Circus School with the goal of creating a professional circus school open to everybody, a place of inclusivity and community where anyone can come to learn at one of the best circus schools in the U.K.

To us, the circus isn’t just about defying gravity and igniting the imagination, it’s about community. That’s why our circus skills classes aren’t just designed to help you master the fine arts, such as acrobatics training, we’re also committed to helping you be safe and thrive going forward. Because of this we also make sure that our classes don’t just cover the skills themselves, we also emphasise safety, marketing, and other business aspects of being a performer.

At the Forgotten Circus School we welcome people of all ages, abilities and experiences. After which our world class instructors will be on hand to welcome you to the Forgotten family, as well as providing you the training and instruction you need to progress your skills, making the most out of your circus school experience. This personal approach is what makes the Forgotten Circus School so special, as it comes to embody what the circus is truly all about, providing training and instruction in a social space, where people can forge bonds and come together as a community.


 Image copyright Rachel Hardwick, of performer Emma Cat

Image copyright Rachel Hardwick, of performer Emma Cat

 Image copyright Rachel Hardwick, of student Rocio Cruces

Image copyright Rachel Hardwick, of student Rocio Cruces

We also place the highest priority on your wellbeing throughout our circus skills classes, reflecting how much we value our students as a part of our community. This covers a wide range of skills and knowledge, with workshops that cover safe training, nutrition, mental and emotional wellbeing, and how to avoid injury.  We also encourage students to talk over any questions or concerns they have with their instructors, who will always be happy to help.

If you’re looking to take your new skills to the next level and develop them professionally, we’ll provide you with all the support you need to get yourself out there. We can offer discount rates on portfolio development days, with professional shoots taken at our acclaimed in-house studio. Additionally, our skilled group of leading professionals will be on hand to pass on their wisdom and advice, with an eye to offering you a spot on our casting agency books,  giving you opportunities to showcase your talent to the world.

To find out more about Forgotten Circus productions and performer bookings, visit our sister website here.