East Sussex School of Circus Arts


ESSCA is an international school dedicated exclusively to circus arts, based in the south east of England.  ESSCA offers a Full Vocational Course.
A highly physical/technical training through, acrobatics, dance, acting and performance combined with circus arts with a final solo at the end of the course.
ESSCA also provides afternoon classes after school hours, for more information please below at the timetable.


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Our Story


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.

For adults, it’s an interesting alternative form of exercise which could lead to discovering a new skill and even open the door to new opportunities. Because our school is attached to our entertainment agency, adults who discover a talent for circus skills can find work opportunities with us as professional performers.

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Get fit & flexible through circus training in acrobatics, static trapeze, silks, hoop, rope, nets, straps, and more.


What People are Saying

Really enjoyed our FRF workshop, amazing fun, can’t wait to have another go

Stacey Lovick

Great team of instructors, so much fun and so supportive If you haven’t tried Acting Moon Academy you’re missing out, such a great way to get fit and learn new skills. You guys rock! ”

Paula Marie

Amazing workshop at Full Range Fitness last night. Renato, Marco and Maria from Acting Moon Academy helped our clients learn to fly! From absolute begginers to advanced these guys helped everyone learn new things on the Silks and Trapeze! Amazing evening, thankyou again!

Laura Southam

Acting Moon Academy is an incredible circus school. The teaching is of exceptional experience and quality; professional, confidence giving and always fun. Whether you are new to circus, or an artist looking to develop and train, Acting Moon Academy will provide. I come away from every class knowing that I have learnt, achieved, progressed and refined my skills as an artist.”

Emily Prior-Willeard

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Artistic Residencies

Welcome to East Sussex School of Circus Arts Residency Program, where we offer an ideal artistic development for professional circus artists worldwide. We are a recently developed School who have a fresh concept and are enthusiastic in relation to interacting and...

School New Campus

East Sussex School of Circus Arts will be moving to our new campus, we are currentling fundraising to create Showers, Changing rooms and toilets, both for male and female, unfortunately as a new school we need to fundraise to make this happen.     We will be...

Hours of Operation

10:00am – 8:00pm

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