We're going to see Cirque du Soleil

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Cirque du Soleil are bringing their show Dralion to Dublin O2 this month and they have very kindly donated some free tickets to our members.

We will organise a trip to the show on the 28th of May with some of our 12-20 year old youth members. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough tickets to bring all our members along so to make it as fair as possible we will draw names out of a hat and offer tickets to these members.

Thank you to Cirque du Soleil for their kind donation


Circus in the Park

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As you no doubt know, we like to round off our year in the Circus with a family fun day out in the lovely sunchinse (hopefully) in Millennium Park.

This year we'll be celebrating the arrival of summer and the end of term on Sunday June 15th. As usual, there'll be workshops, games, BBQ, baking, bric-a-brac and above all else the End of Year Show from the Fabulous Fleas and the Gigantically talented Juniors! A show that is not to be missed!

So come join us under our Big Top on Sunday 15th of June, Millenium Park, 2-5pm for a Family circus day! a Family fun day! Free of charge and all welcome!


Springtime Cabaret "Lights, Circus, Action"

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Roll up; Roll up ladies and gentlemen for The Galway Community Circus' extra special Spring time cabaret show! “Light, Circus, Action” is our tribute to the movies and will feature stunning new performances from our Tweenies, Moustachios and senior class. “Lights, Circus, Action” will begin at 7pm and run for roughly an hour on Wednesday May 21st in St. Joseph's Community Centre, Ashe Road Shantalla, admission for adults is €5 and only €3 for kids, there will be popcorn and refreshments as well as a Bake Sale (why not bring something, you can show off your bake off skills). So come along for a night of Film inspired circus acts.


"Lights, Circus, Action" Cabaret

Location: Galway Community Circus, St. Joseph's Community Centre, Shantalla

Date: Wednesday 21st May 2014

Time: 7pm

Cost: €5/€3 concession


GCC at the European Juggling Convention

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Galway Community Circus HQ is a little quiet at the moment as it seems almost everyone is at the European Juggling Convention this week. As the biggest Circus Festival in Europe is taking place in Millstreet, Co.Cork,  it is of no wonder that many of our tutors, members and some administrative staff have flocked to the rebel county for the event.From the 19th - 27th of July, attendees of the European Juggling Convention will be immersed in all things circus with stage shows by legendary performers from around the world to masterclasses in everything from juggling, hula hoop, acrobatics and many more. It is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people from all over Europe and beyond.

Yesterday, Tuesday the 22nd, saw a day dedicated to all things Irish. The day started with workshops in Irish dancing and an Irish language exchange. The day ended with an Irish gala show with local and national talents followed by a Ceili Mor. As well as that, the day saw legendary jugglers and Circus performers take to the streets of Millstreet to perform a free street show for the local community.

There is also plenty of things for young people to do with Belfast Circus school hosting an Advanced Youth Circus workshops. These workshops are two hour intensive workshops designed for those with prior experience in circus skills and acrobatics or for those who already have a high fitness level. The workshop will take place for every day for five days (21st-25th of July). As well as that Galway Community Circus along with Realta Entertainment have sponsered a youth outreach programme for the week. The programme will have two sessions each day suitable for ages varying  from 6 months old to 77 years of age.

There is so much to still left to see at EJC. Friday the 25th will see two Legends Stage shows where distinguished  jugglers  will entertain the crowds, for many this will be there first time performing in Ireland. On Saturday the 26th, the convention will head out in Millstreet for a "Retro Traveling Circus" parade followed by games and "Juggling Olympics" at the local GAA hall. The event will close with a stunning gala show which will feature several distinguished artists.

If you are interested in attending EJC check out the website or follow them on facebook or twitter for updates as they happen



Summer Adult Evening hula hoop course

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Galway Community Circus is pleased to announce the return of our fantastic hula hoop course. In this weekly class, participants will learn the basics of hula hooping and skills such as walking while hooping, hooping on one leg and many more. It also a fantastic exercise and has become the new, no-crunch workout to shape and tone your core from every angle. The course runs for 5 weeks on Tuesday Evenings.

Adult Hula-hoop Evening course Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm July 1st - 5th of August (no class Tuesday 15th of July) Prices: €40 for 5 week course, €10 drop in

Contact to book your place


The Brussels Youth Circus Exchange

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Our fine young students are back from a week at the Brussels Youth Circus Exchange. During the week of the 7th to the 12th of July, four of our young members set off with two of our tutors for a week long circus skill exchange with around sixty  young people from different circus schools. There they are above stilting in the sun!

Our members had an intensive, long week with an average 15hr day of circus workshops in tether-board, stilting and many more. The first day focused on new skills to learn and the four after saw the participants focusing on improving the skills they had learned and building on the ones they already had. While the days may seem arduous our young members said the time flew by as they were having so much fun.

Unfortunately, Galway's famous rain seemed to follow them to Belgium. However, despite having to camp outside in such weather, spirits were high and our young people powered through! (perhaps we are more used to the wether than we think).

The week ended with a show where every child got to perform what they had learned. The week gave our members knowledge of new skills as well as an insight into how other circus schools approach circus activities. Overall, the week provided endless enjoyment and our participants got the chance to meet like-minded people as well as making new friends.

Galway Community Circus would like to thank all the organisers of the youth exchange in Belgium and the European Union Youth in Action Funding for making the exchange possible.


Toddler and family Circus Summer camps July

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Come and join us for a fun-filled adventure where kids and their guardians can experience exhilarating heights on the tightrope, swing through the air on our aerial cocoons and enjoy the fun and mayhem of Circus! in a safe and friendly environment. Our July Summer camp runs for 3 days from the 22nd -24th of July.

Places are limited so book now by emailing or call us on 0851117224

Toddler Circus Summer camps

Toddlers will develop in a fun way; coordination, flexibility, small & gross motor skills, strength, hand/eye coordination, social skills, balance & generally have a good time.  As will their guardians!

  • 3 days - 22-24th of July
  • 10 to 11am
  • Cost €25
  • 1-4yrs old
(As with our usually toddler group there is the room available for snacks* from 11am-11.30am) * Please provide your own snacks

Family Circus Summer Camps

Experience the joy of families working together to learn and develop new skills.  Classes are designed to cater for all levels of skill and ability, from toddlers to grandparents, ensuring a fun-filled, family time

  • 3 days - 22-24th of July
  • 11.30am to 1pm
  • Cost €25 up to a family of 3, €30 up to a family of 4, €35 up to a family of 5
  • Any age


Youth Circus Film workshop with Stephen Cadwell

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Our resident film-maker, philosopher and all round nice guy, Stephen Cadwell will be running a three day film-making workshop for members aged 13-18 years old. The workshops will run from the 12 - 14th August from 10am - 2pm. At the end of the camp the young members will have made a short documentary about Galway Community Circus. The documentary will then be entered into the  "Better Together Video Competition." You do not need equipment or prior experience for this workshop.

The course will cover:

  • Pre-production - Theory, Storyboard, ideas
  • Production - Camera, Sound, Performance
  • Post-Production - Editing, Music, Distribution
Stephen began making films when  he was sixteen. Since then he has produced numerous shorts and documentaries. Most recently he had the opportunity to present a short film at Galway Film Fleadh.

The course is a great opportunity to learn about film and to put your hand to a lasting documentation of Galway Community Circus. Only members of the "Tweenies", "Mustachios" and "Senior" groups of Galway Community Circus may apply. Places are limited to 12 people so book your place quick by contacting

Date: 12 - 14th of August

Time: 10am - 2pm

Cost: €30 for 3 days

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