Circus Akimbo is a community circus and performing arts school on Sydney’s leafy North Shore. Your dream of running away to join the circus can be a reality, with weekly classes, parties and school workshops.

At Circus Akimbo you’ll enjoy small classes and a supportive community, with friendly and professional trainers. You will find a space to learn and explore, choosing your favourite skills to develop impressive new talents. No experience is needed – we pride ourselves on teaching ordinary people to do extraordinary things!

The Perks

  • Small class sizes
  • Impressive new skills
  • Personalised approach for each student
  • All welcome, no previous experience needed
  • Conveniently located a short walk from Hornsby station
  • Friendly community atmosphere
high fives for handstands with friends

We love circus, and we think you might too! But we’d rather teach people who want to be here, so try it out to see what you think before committing


Circus classes near Hornsby, Sydney

Circus Akimbo, Hornsby

The first of our studios, you will love the quirky, welcoming feel of our flagship Hornsby studio. Located in the heart of Hornsby, you can walk from the station or park easily at the space. With high ceilings and plenty of room to move around, this is the perfect place to stretch your creativity.

More About Us

Circus Akimbo started in 2013, with the goal of providing a friendly and fun space for people of all ages to experience the wonder of circus. Our students come from all walks of life, drawn to circus as a place where they can explore challenges, learn appropriate risk taking and build lifelong friendships along with impressive skills.

From humble roots with just one weekly class at Asquith Community Centre in our first term, Circus Akimbo has since grown into a thriving local business offering weekly classes, holiday programs, playgroup, parties and workshops 7 days a week in our Hornsby studio, as well as portable workshops and parties all over Sydney.

Our trainers are all passionate about circus and love sharing their passion & knowledge with the students they teach.

Claire Reincastle, founder and head trainer at Circus Akimbo

Claire Reincastle
Founder & Head Trainer

Eloise Little, youth circus trainer and party coordinator

El Little
Party Coordinator & Trainer

Tyson Grant 

Max Weeden

Briony Hadfield, circus trainer and admin assistant

Briony Hadfield
Admin Assistant & Trainer

Want to know more? You can try any class for $10 to see if circus is right for you, or get in touch if you’re not sure where to begin.