The Oak Circus Centre


Circus Academy Norfolk offers young students aged 8 – 18 an exciting opportunity for a more intensive training in the contemporary circus arts.

Contemporary circus utilises physical virtuosity and spectacle, within an artistic performance context, often crossing over with other artforms such as dance and theatre.

The Oak Circus Centre

Pre C.A.N

This class is for children interested in joining our Academy of Circus – C.A.N
It is for students who attend our weekend Youth circus classes or regular other relevant disciplines such as gymnastics, martial arts, or trampolining.

It will prepare students to reach the levels necessary to join the C.A.N which is by audition only.  Classes will work on aerial conditioning and skills, and give the students a grounding in the range of disciplines covered in C.A.N such as solo acrobatics, handstands, juggling, hula hoops, slackline, trampoline, rola bola and many more.

Small class sizes will enable our amazing tutors to give the students more individual attention and get creative with approaching circus within this new social distancing world!

Circus Arts

Our academy is designed to prepare students who are potentially interested in pursuing a career in contemporary circus, or simply those who can’t get enough circus and want to take their training more seriously.

Circus Academy Norfolk offers a supportive group environment encouraging young people to hone their physical literacy and develop valuable life skills such as:

With potential pathways towards a creative career, this is achieved through high quality coaching, time for independent training and peer to peer learning, individual goal setting, and creative and performance opportunities.

Fun & Friendly
Fun, friendly and professional. My son absolutely loves being part of this circus family.
Becky Townsend

For students interested in a career in this sector, we can also offer targeted preparation for circus school auditions, and general career mentorship.

We also offer support to deliver Arts Award in Circus linked to their class content. Participation is by audition or invitation only, and are suitable for students with a background in circus, dance, theatre, gymnastics or martial arts. Auditions for new students are held in May/June.

Meet the


With decades of performing and teaching experience under their belts, meet our tutors and team who all keep the plates spinning at The Oak.