What is Circadium?

A blend of physical theatre and other art forms with traditional circus practices.

A 3-Year Intensive Training Program

Our 3-year, full-time curriculum includes coursework in Acrobatics, Aerials, Object Manipulation, Equilibristics, Physical Theatre, Movement, Strength and Flexibility, along with supplementary work in Business and Marketing, Theater Tech, Prop building, Rigging, Circus History and Theory. A strong emphasis will be placed on Creation and Entrepreneurship. Application materials will be posted here in Spring 2016.

A Charitable Organization

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission statement: We cultivate, inspire, and innovate contemporary circus performance in America through the development and support of dedicated artists who will advance this multidisciplinary art and share it with audiences around the world.

A Headquarters for Circus Pioneers

We provide space for top contemporary circus artists to gather, train, and perform. We are closely networked with the professional circus schools in Europe and Canada, and the recreational Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

About the Program

The Program Will Include…
  • Aerials (trapeze, silks, lyra, and alternative apparatus)
  • Acrobatics
  • Juggling / Manipulation
  • Physical Theatre
  • Dance / Movement
  • Creation & ensemble work
  • Choreography
  • Strength & flexibility
  • Technical coursework (rigging, theater tech, equipment-building)
  • Business coursework (computer software, financial management, marketing)
  • Opportunities for regular public performances