Courses & Workshops

Applications now open

ESSCA provide an accredited course for applicants who are interested in learning Circus techniques, skills and an intensive fitness regime.

Within our course, there will be a range of modules to work on with our qualified teachers.

The final showcase will be evaluated by professionals, Directors, Choreographers, Casting Directors and Circus Agencies. At the end of our course, you will be presented with an accredited certificate, a set of professional pictures and a professionally produced graduation video filmed for your show reel. 

12 Weeks

Vocational Course


4 Weeks

Vocational Course


2 Weeks

Vocational Course


Would you like ESSCA Prospectus 2021/2022

If you want to study circus with physical theatre and develop as a new kind of circus performer then look no further than East Sussex School of Circus Arts and our full-time courses delivered in partnership with CPD Certification. Based by the sea East Sussex, Hailsham, famous for its thriving performance industry and links to the global circus and theatre community, East Sussex School of Circus Arts Is a brand new school our Principals and tutors   have years of experience in the industry.

It is one of our core educational beliefs that minds and personalities need developing just as much as physical skills. That is why we nurture our students to take an imaginative and forward-thinking approach to training. We aim to give students not just what they need for the existing artistic environment but to equip them to create their own blend of circus and theatre for the future. We encourage all our students across all courses to devise work that challenges and inspires, in the hope they will discover the fullness of their physical, emotional and creative potential.

The Courses page on our website contain full informaion about each course as well as photos and video to show you what studying at East Sussex School of Circus Arts really looks and feels like.

We have produced a prospectus that distills this into a small sized PDF document for access offline and sharing with others. Perhaps you work at a school or college and want to include a copy in your library.

Disciplines & Workload

Circus school runs during term time to teach children of all ages, and adults too, a wide range of circus performance skills including acrobatics and aerial skills using a trapeze, hoop, silks, ropes, etc. These classes are a great alternative to traditional sports as they allow children and young people to build confidence while increasing their strength, fitness and flexibility as well as socialising with other students in a fun and supportive environment.

Circus Arts


(Aerial Arts: Silks, Hoop/Lyra, Straps,Trapeze,Nets,Hammock) 


(Tumbling, Acrobatics, Hand to Hand, Hand Cannes,Handstands)

Individual Training showcase 

Performing Arts

Performing in Context 
Variety Performance 
Individual Solo 


Contemporary Dance Techniques
Ballet Dance Techniques  

Complete An Application Form

Applications and Prospectus can be requested/accepted by post or by E-mail:    

Apply By Post

To apply by post complete the application form and return to:  

East Sussex School of Circus Arts
Hailsham Bypass,
East Sussex
BN27 3GD