The participants gain practice in trapeze, aerial rope, aerial hoop, cocoon, tissue and harness work. As well as being a great way to have fun and learn new skills, aerial work provides numerous health benefits. Everything from physical strength to your mood can be improved through regular participation in aerial activities. Due to the height restrictions in place because of the national insurance crisis, we have adapted our programme of activities to include acrobatics, and aerial skills are taught and practiced within the allowed height limit.

In Youth Aerial classes participants:

  • Learn basic skills for each piece of aerial equipment
  • Devise and perform routines
  • Practice team work – supporting and encouraging their friends
  • Gain greater self-confidence and self-belief
  • Develop strength, focus, imagination and creativity


All 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:

Classes are now finished for summer break. Registration for the 2022/2023 Youth Circus Programme with classes starting in September is now open.

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).

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

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