Term starting and finishing

Autumn/Winter Term starts the 3rd week of September each year and runs for 12 weeks. 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)

I am 5,6,7,8,9,10 yrs old, can I register, what class do you have?

Please explore the Youth Circus section of our website.

What days is Toddler circus on?

Monday 10-11am & Thursday 9.30-10.30am

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.

EVS, do you take EVS?

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

EVS -what is your project?

Galway Community Circus hosts 4 Circus Artist for 11 months each year through EVS.

EVS -When is the project starting?

Galway Community Circus’ EVS project commences in September of each year.

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!

Am I too unfit to start adult aerial?

No, there are basic health questions that we ask at registration, but your level of fitness should not affect you joining us.

How much is it to join your classes?

Please see registrations for a full list of prices.

My child has Autism or another health issue, can I register him/her?

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

Me as a parent, do I have to stay in the class (5-7yrs)?

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 Hall. Galway Community Circus Tutors will then open the doors of the Hall and remain there to ensure each child is collected by their parent.

What shall 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. 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 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, what can I do?

Please check out our offerings in Clubs and specialised classes/workshops to see what's on during your visit.

What happens when my child comes to his / her first circus class?

Group Contract, Ice breaker games, learning each other's names through games and exploring some basic circus skills.

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

Please contact info@galwaycircus.com for more information.