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 the 2021/2022 youth circus programme is now open for members and non-members! 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.

Please see the timetable below.

For more information and updates on registration, upcoming classes, workshops and events, please sign up for our newsletter here.

We have been hosting monthly virtual Scratch Night performances. To get involved in Scratch Night, please email