Applications are open until March 2022.

The Circus School of Lyon provides a preparatory training for the superior schools in the circus arts, accredited and funded by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps region and the DRAC Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes.

What the school expects:

  • To commit to attend auditions for the superior schools
  • To follow the two-year training program
  • To have an interest in collective, creative, and experimental work
  • To have confidence in the educational framework

The training is open to everyone, French or foreigners, between the ages of 17 and 21 years old on October 1st, 2022. It is not required to have obtained the Baccalaureat.
Students have the “students’ status” and therefore will be able to have study grants.

  • Phase 1 : 28, 29 and 30 of June, 2022
  • Phase 2 : 1-2 July, 2022

Applications will be available on the website of Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, at the beginning of December, on the following page: La formation préparatoire — École de Cirque de Lyon ( 

More details in the file below.