In Pierrot our participants focus on:

  • Equilibristics/balancing, juggling, manipulation, aerial, acrobatics, clowning
  • International Youth Exchanges
  • Professional Training Opportunities such as CTF (Circus Transformation)
  • Stage presence
  • Scratch Night: A monthly event produced by our Pierrot group, is a monthly showing organised by the Pierrot’s, Youth Forum and Tutors as an informal evening for artists to present work in progress to their peers in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Event Production: All elements of circus and performance


All of our members have the opportunity to take part in Galway Community Circus performances – from theatre shows and Big Top Tent shows to street performances and parades. Participation is strictly voluntary and tremendously fun!

How to get involved:

Registration for winter term will open to the public on 6th of January, 2022.

The Circus year starts in September and runs to June every year. There are 12 weeks in the autumn term (September to December) and 18 weeks in the spring term (January to June).

Classes run for 30 weeks. Autumn term is September 20-December 18 (with one week off for mid-term break.) Spring term is January 17th - June 11th (with one week off for mid-term break and two weeks Easter holidays). No class on bank holidays May 2nd and June 6th and on St. Patrick's day Thursday, March 17th.

For class times, see the timetable below. For information on registration and fees, click the link below.

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