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Founded in 2002 // FEDEC member since 2023
Galway Community Circus is Ireland’s flagship for youth and social circus, located in the heart of Galway City.
Our mission is to foster the growth of youth circus in Ireland and internationally through our dynamic community circus school. Our vision is a future in which play, care and creativity are nurtured through circus education accessible to every child in Ireland.
We provide access to high-quality subsidised circus arts participation through our circus school offering youth and adult programmes for over 500 weekly students as well as professional training for circus educators and community programmes in partnership with those who have specific social or developmental needs. We provide artist supports, training and mentoring and lead the development of youth circus in Ireland through our academic, national and international partnerships.
We foster the growth of youth circus in Ireland and internationally through our dynamic circus school:
We are members of the Caravan International Youth and Social Circus Network, the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network and of Circus Works UK.
Executive Creative Director: Ulla Hokkanen
Head of Projects and Development: Becca Clayton
Head of Circus School: Brady Hughes
Head of Finance and Governance: Ciarán Brady
Communications: Alex Stewart
St Joseph’s Community Centre
Ashe Road, Shantalla
Galway, H91 A4VW