When do terms start and end?

Autumn/winter term starts the 3rd week of September each year and runs for 12 weeks (no classes during midterm breaks).

Winter/spring term starts the 2nd week of January and runs for 18 weeks (no classes during midterm breaks and bank holidays).

For detailed information on registration, terms and fees, click here.

How much do classes cost?

Check out our registration and fees page here.

My child is 5,6,7,8,9,10 years old. Can they register, and what classes do you have?

Please explore the Youth Circus section of our website.

What days are Toddler Circus classes on?

For current Toddler Circus class information, visit the Toddler Circus page here or check the latest class timetable here.

Can I swap days of my classes if I miss a class?

No, all our classes are filled from the beginning of term, therefore we cannot accommodate the switching of classes.

Do you accept European Solidarity Corps (formerly European Voluntary Service) applications?

Yes, applications are taken throughout the year and possible candidates are contacted in early April. Please send your cover letter and CV to esc@galwaycircus.com.

European Solidarity Corps (ESC) - what is your project?

Galway Community Circus hosts 4 volunteers for 11 months each year through the European Solidarity Corps programme.

European Solidarity Corps (ESC) - when does the ESC project start?

The Galway Community Circus ESC project commences in September of each year. You can find more details on the ESC programme at Galway Community Circus here.

What kind of circus skills do you learn in class?

The areas of circus we work on are equilibristic/balancing, juggling, manipulation, aerial, acrobatics and clowning as well as stage presence and performance.

Am I too old to start adult aerial?

No, age should never stop you from trying something new!

Am I too unfit to start adult aerial?

No! There are basic health questions that we ask at registration, but your fitness level should not affect you joining us. Our classes are suitable for all body types and fitness levels.

How much is it to join your classes?

Click here to see the current cost of our classes. Alternatively, you can email us at info@galwaycircus.com if you have a question about cost. We also offer Access Awards.

My child has autism or another health issue, can I register them?

Yes, please contact info@galwaycircus.com or call 0851117224 so that we can discuss the best possible fit for your child.

As a parent, do I have to stay in the class?

No. We ask for parents to walk the child into the class, which is acknowledged by the tutor. The parent may then leave the Circus and come back 5 minutes prior to class finish and wait outside the Circus Hall. Galway Community Circus tutors will then open the doors of the Circus Hall and remain there to ensure each child is collected by their parent.

What happens when my child comes to their first circus class?

We begin the first class with a group contract, ice breaker games, learning each other's names through games and exploring some basic circus skills.

What should I wear for circus class?

Wear comfortable, yet fairly tight-fitting clothing, as loose clothes might get tangled on equipment. Tracksuits and long leggings are a good idea. Please make sure there are no zips or sharp objects on your clothing, as these can damage the equipment. Similarly, all jewellery must be removed before class starts. Shoes are not to be worn in the Circus Hall, so please bring grippy socks or prepare to be barefoot. Remember to bring a bottle of water!

Can I watch the class?

No. Galway Community Circus endeavours to allow our members to take ownership of their classes therefore no spectators are permitted. We do hold open classes at the end of term and individual age group performances for parents so they may see everything their child is learning. Parents will be notified of these events.

Can a friend come to class and stay and watch?

No, Galway Community Circus endeavours to allow our members to take ownership of their classes therefore no spectators are permitted. We do hold open classes at the end of term and individual age group performances for parents/friends so they may see everything their friend is learning at the Circus.

For special circumstances please contact info@galwaycircus.com.

I'm here for a few weeks on holiday, are there any circus activities I can join?

Throughout the year we have a variety of specialised circus activities for youth and adults. Please check out our special offerings here to see what's on during your visit or contact us at info@galwaycircus.com.

I am here on holidays, can I come to train?

Please contact info@galwaycircus.com for more information.

How can I get updates about classes, future events, workshops, etc.?

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