Learn fire and sideshow skills from experienced professionals.
Frequently asked Questions
Where are you based? Do you have any classes in my area?
We are based in the Artcore International warehouse in Newham, East London. We sometimes travel to other locations, usually for onsite teambuilding events and corporate group bookings but only if we can find a suitable venue which allows fire. We need to take out different insurance to teach anywhere other than our own premises so, that and the additional cost of teachers travel expenses can be prohibitive. It is far more cost effective for students and groups to travel to us. We cannot recommend anyone in your area as we don't know of anyone else who is insured to teach these skills. We hope you will find traveling to us worth it. We have students from all over the world (Belgium to Brazil). There are plenty of affordable ways to travel to London and a lot of other great adventures to experience here too. We are open 7 days a week. (Closed August - open most bank holidays)
Does it hurt? Can It Burn?
NO it shouldn’t hurt, if it does you are doing it incorrectly, or you are working in the wrong conditions. YES, fire can and does burn if you don't do it properly. It takes a few seconds to do "burn damage" so as long as fire keeps moving you shouldn't get burnt.
Can I come to your classes as a total beginner?
YES, we cater classes for all skill levels. We have a lot of experience with beginners.
Can I teach my friends?
NO, we have a strict policy on not passing the skills on to others. We have 20 years experience and knowledge that we feel is necessary to be able to teach these skills. 1 lesson with us is not enough knowledge to pass on to others, Please send anyone you know who is interested in learning back to us.
Is it bad for me/my health?
YES is the short answer, the fuel and soot are carcinogenic, long term exposure to fumes and fuels can affect your health in the long term
Do you supply the equipment?
YES, we supply all the equipment, fuel and safety devices. (You can also purchase equipment from us)
Do you put anything on your skin or in your mouth to stop you from burning?
NO, there are no tricks or cheats, you will be learning skills. Like how to control and manipulate the fire safely.
Do you accept PayPal?
YES our address is firstname.lastname@example.org , we also accept bank transfers but we do not take cheques.
Terms and Conditions
On booking and paying for a class you automatically agree to the following rules:
Read the class and INFO pages on the website
Be over 18
Agree never to re-teach any of the fire skills learned at the school
Speak to a Dr if you have any serious skin or lung conditions, the fuels and fumes can have adverse effects on these areas in particular.
Never come to any classes intoxicated or hung over
Wear the appropriate clothing (no synthetics like polyester, nylon, Lycra) only 80% + cotton, denim or leather are fine)
Never wear Flammable substances such as perfume, hairspray, hair mousse, fresh nail varnish, body creams, and deodorant.
Listen carefully and follow instructions as given.
Give 48 hrs notice of any cancellation (if not, fees will apply and session will be counted as taken)
Not abuse teachers, if so they will be suspended from the course and any fees will be kept
All classes are dangerous and although we are insured to teach, it will be at your own risk.
Bring with you
Water 1tr, a dark towel or a flannel to wipe your mouth. Food/snacks – you should try to eat a good meal before any fire eating or breathing classes as the possibility of ingesting the fuel is high and it’s best not to have an empty stomach. Also bring your Teeth cleaning regime.
Please read the class pages for any other info, we get a lot of questions that we have already answered in our materials and we’d rather spend time playing with fire than copying and pasting.
Private classes are anytime that suits you!! 7 days a week 11am-7pm / **evenings on special request
Public Group classes are monthly– follow us on FB, twitter and Instagram for deals and perks.
The Fire School
57-63 Napier rd., East Ham,
E6 2SG, London (Google - Artcore International)
East ham - and walk 15 min.
left out of the station and down the market. Then Left again onto Barking road, then right onto Napier rd. / or a cab
Barking - get the bus 5 towards canning town or 238 and get off at Altmore Avenue and walk 5 min.
We are almost at the very bottom of Napier Rd - Big brown gate with barbed wire above it.