In Junior Circus our focus is on:

  • Teamwork, new friendships and group bonding – leading, following, developing a sense of belonging to a group and feeling responsible for the smooth running of that group.
  • Developing a greater sense of personal responsibility and independent learning – setting personal goals and thinking of creative ways to achieve them
  • Learning techniques and developing skills in the main areas of circus; aerial, manipulation, coordination, balance, performance, as well as in their own chosen skills
  • Being comfortable performing their own routines in front of an audience
  • Engaging in safe risk-taking within the secure circus environment


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:

All Junior Circus classes in Shantalla for 2023-2024 are sold out.

The Youth Circus programme 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).

When you register your child for this class, you are registering them for weekly classes until spring term ends.

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

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2023-2024 Junior Classes

Day Time Start Date Weeks
Mondays (Yoyos) - SOLD OUT 5-6:30pm 18/09/2023 26
Tuesdays (Unicyclops) - SOLD OUT 4:15-5:45pm 19/09/2023 30
Thursdays (Diablodudes) - SOLD OUT 4:15-5:45pm 21/09/2023 30
Fridays (Giants) - SOLD OUT 3-4:30pm 22/09/2023 30