Circus in Youth Work

At Galway Community Circus we are committed to sharing circus arts with young people across Ireland. We work regularly with Foróige, Youth Work Ireland and other youth work organisations in order to make circus arts accessible to more young people.

Whether you’re looking for a one-off session or an ongoing programme for skills development, our facilitators provide top-notch tuition through engaging activities. Circus is one of the most accessible art forms for young people as it gives a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the arts. It provides a balance between creativity and physical exercise in a non-competitive setting. It is beneficial for both body and mind as an alternative form of physical education which empowers young people to develop patience, discipline and teamwork.

Through our outreach programmes young people will be able to

  • Develop social and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrate the benefits of physical exercise and develop an interest in health and fitness for life
  • Use their creative side to develop a performance piece in a circus art that is most appealing to them
  • Demonstrate a sense of accomplishment and improve their self-confidence by celebrating their achievements in the group
  • Share their experiences with their families and friends through the showcase event

To discuss our outreach programmes further please contact us by emailing or by ringing 085 1117224.

Supported by


C/o St Joseph's Community Centre,
Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway
+353 85 111 7224
Charity number 17420
Company registration number 453185