Aerial Conditioning bootcamp

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Christmas, it’s a time to loosen the belt, relax and have some lovely foody fun. But then January sneaks up and reminds you of all the things you should be doing. Well this year, don’t let January catch you on the hop.

Be fit, strong and ready to fly head-on into the new year with Galway Community Circus’s Aerial Conditioning Boot camp!

On the 16th, 23rd, and 30th of January from 7.30 to 9.30pm our head trainer, Jessica O’Connor, will help you burn off the mince pies and get into the shape you want to be in for fighting through the last days of winter. The cost of the 3 week bootcamp is €30. Please email Gwen at e-mail booking to put your name down for a place (and then enjoy your dinner knowing it’ll be sorted out later!!)


Hula-Hoop Weekend

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Great news! The sensational Su Nami will be joining us in Galway to lead a weekend of hula hoop training. The weekend will be a two-day workshop for adults covering primarily footwork and isolations. Saturday will cover isolations and isolation theory.

Sunday will cover footwork and backwards rolls. Each workshop will be three hours long allowing plenty of time to explore isolations and foot work and practice nailing the techniques. Beginners are welcome but experience with a hoop would certainly be an advantage.

The workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th of January 2014.The full weekend of training will cost only €35 and if you want to come for a single day that is available for €20. Booking is essential so please email Gwen at e-mail booking to put your name down for a place. It will be magnificent!


Stand up for the Circus

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Stand Up for the Circus is a comedy cabaret featuring the finest circus performers, comedians and musicians taking place on Saturday November 23rd in the Townhouse Bar. Galway Community Circus is staging this cabaret as part of the European Youth Circus Gathering, which will run from November 22nd to 24th. Stand Up for the Circus will begin at 8pm on Saturday November 23rd. Tickets will be €7/€5, available on the door of The Townhouse Bar.

We would like to invite anyone and everyone to come to the Townhouse bar on Quay Lane, Spanish Parade to see jugglers, stand-ups, local Galway musicians, hula-hoopers, tight rope walkers, acrobats, improvisers and much much more…

Fleas and Juniors Christmas Special

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For the week of the 9th to the 13th the flea circus classes (Mon 4-5, Tues/Wed/Thurs 3-4) will be throwing open the doors of the circus hall and inviting parents to come in and have some festive fun.

This will be a great chance for you to see the great effort our youngest members put into learning their circus skills (and how hard they really are!) and how much fun the flea class is. There will be a short performance by the flea classes to finish each session and allow the parents to have a well-earned sit down! Juniors! Never fear, your classes will be special too! For the week of the 9th to the 13th we invite all parents and siblings of the Junior classes to join us for some festive fun of games, circus skills and end of term performance by the Junior Circus. The Juniors will perform their Christmas show for the final thirty minutes of each class. So the week of the 9th to the 13th, there’ll be some extra special fun to round of 2013.


Out of Luck

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Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall” these words, written by the legendary Stevie Wonder can be applied to many situation, but I believe he wrote them thinking about Galway Community Circus’ new Christmas show! 'OUT OF LUCK' will take place outside the City Museum at Spanish Arch in the centre of Galway city.

The show will kick off at 7pm and feature new performances from the Tweenies, Moustachios, seniors and Performance Troopers. Given that this is an outdoor show, our members are taking it as an opportunity to explore the space, make site specific choices and perform without the rigging and set-up of our circus hall or the Black Box theatre. It’s going to be a magical night of thrills and mystery, but as its outside make sure to wrap up well before hand!


Friday 13th December 7pm

Galway City Museum, Spanish Arch

Free of charge


St. Patrick's day Parade

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The 111th St Patrick’s Day Parade in Galway city will take place on Monday March 17th and this year’s theme is the ‘The Sea.’ This year we will join in the Parade with our Stilt-walking and Unicycle Clubs to give these groups a chance to perform while the rest of the Circus is getting ready for Circopolis and Circopolin Children.

This year’s parade will start at 11.30am, 17th March 2014 on Lower Dominick Street (Monroes Pub) the parade will then move up Dominick Street over O'Briens Bridge up Shop Street and on to Eyre Square the parade will finish at Galway County Council Buildings.


Easter Camps

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The Circus will take a two-week break over Easter holidays but not to worry. We will organise camps in three different groups over the second week of Easter for our members, people on the waiting list and members of the public. Camps will run over three days between Tue 22 - Thu 24 April.

Flea Circus Easter Camp 10am-11.30am, 5-7 years, €30 / 3 days

Junior Circus Easter Camp 12-2pm, 8-11years, €30 / 3 days

Aerial Easter Camp 4-6pm, 8-14 years, €40 / 3 days

In the Flea and Junior Circus camps students will get to learn a variety of circus skills from trapeze to juggling to unicycling. This is a perfect camp for people on the waiting list to see what our youth circus classes are all about. In the Aerial Camp we will concentrate on aerial skills of trapeze, rope, hoop, cocoon and fabric and of course have loads of fun while doing it!

Limited availability, pre-booking essential. Contact for bookings and further info


Youth Circus Exchange in Belgium

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This July Galway Community Circus is taking part in the Caravan Circus Network Youth Exchange in Brussels on Sunday 6th to Monday 14th July.

We will bring a group of four young people from Tweenies and Moustachios (12-14yrs) with two of our leaders (Amelie & Lisa). Other participants come from Spain, Germany, Russia, Finland, Czech Republic and Belgium.

During the exchange the participants will meet with youth circus members from other countries, train circus together and perform at festival of circus schools P'tit Cirq'en Palc. This is a fantastic chance to meet other like-minded young people and to perform with them abroad.

The exchange is funded by the EU Programme Erasmus+


May Adult Aerial Course

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Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean you don’t want to fly!


Tuesday 11.15-1.15pm

From 13th of May to 10th of June

Fee 5 weeks course new price for 2 hours: 65euros

To book: galwaycircus.bookings@

Thursday 7.30-9.30pm

From 15th of May to the 12th of June

Fee 5 weeks course new price for 2 hours: 65Euros

To book: galwaycircus.bookings@


London Youth Festival

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We are delighted to announce that we've been invited to bring our show Circopolis to the London International Youth Circus Festival this July. Some of our older members from our classes will be taking part in the Festival were they will be performing extracts from Circopolis show. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for our members to learn from the other youth circuses involved in the festival as well as showcase their talents to a wider, international audience. The festival will take place on the 6th – 13th of July and will have youth circuses from the UK, The USA and across Europe. The performances will take place in a variety of different venues in London including the Roundhouse and Jackson's Lane Theatre. It’s going to be a blast. More information to follow.

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