Aerial Hoop/Lyra

Posted by: on September 3, 2012

Lyra/Aerial Hoop


What is Aerial Hoop/Lyra?

Aerial hoop, sometimes called lyra, features an aerialist contorting, spinning, and performing breathtaking acrobatics within a large, metal ring. Elegant and dynamic, this is one of the most popular acts! 


What does Aerial Hoop/Lyra look like? 

What does Aerial Hoop/Lyra need to perform?

Don’t worry – there are rigging options to suit nearly every venue! This act requires a single rigging point (exposed beam, sky hook, truss, theatrical grid, etc.), and a ceiling height of at least 14 feet. Free-standing rigs are also available for an additional fee. Email us at – we’re happy to answer your questions!


  • This act is typically 5-8 minutes long.
  • This act may also be performed as atmosphere. Artists can usually perform up to 3-4 ten-minute sets in a four hour period.
  • This act spins, and can swing if desired.
  • This act is perfect for performances with audience on all sides.
  • This act requires at least 14 feet to be safely performed in its entirety.
  • This act is appropriate for all audiences.
  • There are multiple costume and music choices possible for this act.
  • Floor must be completely clear (no tables,  chairs, sets, etc.) Performer must be at least 3 feet from the edge of a stage or platform.
  • Performers may not perform directly over audience members. All necessary precautions must be taken to prevent audience from walking underneath the aerialist.


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