Aerial Silks

There’s so much fun to be had on the silks with a wide variety of sequences, poses and drops to learn!

We’ll start beginners off learning basic climbs, wraps and locks, along with some fun shapes that will build your strength and confidence. Once you’ve got the hang of those, the fun really starts!

Tell us what you’d like to achieve out of your sessions and we’ll help you to work towards it. Some people like making pretty shapes and taking pictures of them, some people like learning sequences of moves and putting them into a routine, and the thrill seekers love the drops! We’ll build your skills to work towards your goals safely.

“If you don’t leap, you’ll never know what it’s like to fly”

Seeing those silks stretching all the way up to the ceiling can seem intimidating, but it’s important to remember that it’ll be a fair while before we’re letting you climb into the rafters. To begin with, everything you do will be very close to the ground – your instructor won’t tell you to climb higher than is safe for your skill level.

Learning Aerial Silks at CirqueScape…

Adults – we are currently running a limited group class schedule for adults. Head to our weekly classes page to find out more and book in

Teens – teens aged 16+ can join in our adult classes

Children – we’re slowly trying to reintroduce our group classes for children (under 16), but in the meantime you can book a private tuition session for a small group or on a solo basis

Solo private tuition

You can book a solo (or one-to-one) private tuition session.

Solo private tuition is a great opportunity to focus on your technique, which often leads to faster progress and a better understanding of the skills you’re learning.

Head to our private tuition page to find out more (including prices) or to request a booking.

Small group private tuition

You can book a small group private tuition session for up to three people.

Small group private tuition is a great opportunity to share the fun (and the cost) of private tuition while still benefitting from the extra attention that your instructor can give you in a smaller group.

Head to our private tuition page to find out more (including prices) or to request a booking.

Gift vouchers

Looking for a fun gift for someone?! Head to our gift vouchers page for more information or to make a purchase.

Did you know…

… that although silks was only “officially” recognised as a circus arts discipline in the 1990s, circus students were experimenting with performances on long pieces of fabric several decades before that, in the 1950s. Cirque du Soleil catapulted the art into the spotlight in their Quidam production, which premiered in 1996, and the BBC quickly got in on the act by commissioning their red silks ident which many still remember.

Want to see what aerial classes at CirqueScape look like? Watch this video!