Registration for our membership-based Youth Circus programme

The Circus year starts in September and runs to June every year. Classes run for around 30 weeks and participants learn a variety of circus skills in each class. There are typically 12 weeks in the autumn term (September to December) and 18 weeks in the spring term (January to June).

In July, we open registration for the next calendar year to current members only. Members are emailed and sent a text to say that they have 3 weeks to register their child/children. If a current member does not register in the 3-week period, we will not continue to hold their space. After the 3-week grace period current members can still register however spaces are offered on a first-come first-served basis and subject to availability.

Registration throughout the year

Once classes have started it is still possible to join the Youth Circus programme throughout the year at these times:

  • After the October midterm break
  • After Christmas holidays
  • After the February mid-term break

Registration is subject to available spaces. Spaces in classes will be advertised through our email newsletter and on social media. You can sign up for our email newsletter here.

Payments Online

You can pay for classes online in full at the time of registering or you can choose an instalment plan. Click here to register online.

Instalment plans

To set up an instalment plan with the Circus you must ring the office on 0851117224 Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm. There is a €3 admin fee on each instalment. The first payment for an instalment plan starts on the 8th of September and runs for the length of the chosen plan.

Instalment options starting in September are:

  • 8 monthly = class fee + €24 admin fee
  • 4 monthly = class fee + €12 admin fee.
  • 2 (Sept & Jan) = class fee + €6 admin fee.

Instalment options after October midterm:

  • 6 x monthly = €18 admin fee
  • 4x monthly = €12 admin fee
  • 2 x twice yearly = €6 admin fee

Instalment options after Christmas:

  • 4x monthly = €12 admin fee

There are no instalment options after February mid-term break.

Class Fees 2023-2024

Youth Circus programme fees include:

  • 30 weeks of Youth Circus classes
  • Additional training times for shows and events
  • Shows and events
  • Youth exchange opportunities
  • Youth leader opportunities
  • Access to the Circus Equipment Library
  • Open involvement in our Youth Collective/Forum (14-24yrs) which includes one meeting per month towards youth led ideas/actions and input into programme development (email for more information)
  • For youth participants taking two classes, a 10% discount on the second class
  • When siblings are enrolled, a 10% discount for the 2nd sibling

See a table of the 2023-2024 class fees below.

Please note
: When registering online, you may see a class that costs less than what is listed here. This is because we do not charge for classes on bank holidays, mid-term breaks or other holidays. Classes that fall on bank holidays will be adjusted to eliminate the costs for these classes. All prices listed for the Youth Circus programme below are for 30 weeks engagement.

Read our class cancellation policy here.

Youth Circus Shantalla Class Fees 2023-2024

Age Group Weeks Yearly Fee + Admin Fee Class Length
Youth Circus Fleas (5-7yrs) 30 €269 1 hour
Youth Circus Juniors (8-11yrs) 30 €330 1.5 hours
Youth Circus Tweenies (12-14yrs) 30 €330 1.5 hours
Youth Circus Seniors (15-17yrs) 30 €440 2 hours
Youth Circus Pierrot (18-24yrs) 30 €440 2 hours
Youth Circus Aerial (8-17yrs)) 30 €330 1.5 hours

Youth Circus Tuam

Registration for Tuam Circus classes will be done in blocks throughout spring term 2024. Spring term runs from 18th of January to 6th of June 2024.

Block 1: 4 weeks, 18th January - 22 February
Block 2:
4 weeks, 29th February - 21 March OR 9 weeks, 29th February - 6th June
Block 3:
9 weeks, 11th April - 6th June

Youth Circus Tuam Class Fees Spring Term 2024

Term Length Term Dates Flea Class Fee Junior Class Fee
4 weeks term 18/01/2024 - 22/02/2024 €38 €47
4 weeks term 29/02/2024 - 21/03/2024 €38 €47
13 weeks term 29/02/2024 - 06/06/2024 €118 €145
9 weeks term 11/04/2024 - 06/06/2024 €83 €101

Registration for Toddler, Family, and Adult (18+) Circus Classes

Our Adult, Toddler and Family Circus classes typically run for about 12 weeks in autumn term (September to December) and 18 weeks in spring term (January to June). The amount of weeks varies based on what day the class falls on and public holidays. Registration for these classes is done by term. Registration for autumn term typically opens in August/September, and registration for spring term typically opens in December/January. Members (those previously enrolled in these classes) have the option to register first before classes are open to the public. Once classes are open to the public, spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: for Toddler and Family Circus classes, the classes operate on a one parent/guardian, one child policy. This means a parent/guardian must register with a child.

For Toddler Circus, parents are NOT charged for registration. For Family Circus classes, parents ARE charged for registration. The fee listed below for Family Circus classes is per person (pp). Each person registering for the class will be charged.

Toddler & Family Class Fees 2023-2024

Class September Fee January Fee 2023-2024 Total Cost
Toddler Circus Mondays €76 (12 weeks) €106 (14 weeks) €182
Toddler Circus Thursdays €76 (12 weeks) €135 (18 weeks) €211
Toddler Circus Saturdays €76 (12 weeks) €113 (15 weeks) €189
Family Circus €65pp (12 weeks) €84pp (15 weeks) €152pp

Adult Class Fees 2023-2024

Class September Fee January Fee 2023-2024 Total Cost
Adult Aerial €302 (12 weeks) €457 (18 weeks) €762
Adult Acrobatics €227 (12 weeks) €343 (18 weeks) €570

Access Awards

Galway Community Circus have Access Awards available to assist those who may need assistance with fees. Please complete the Access Award form below and submit to: