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Tight Wire or Funambulism is the art and practice of walking, jumping and performing acrobatic tricks across a thin wire or rope. A tight wire artist can use props in their hands for additional balance such as a Fan or a horizontal pole. Tight wire practice involves both physical and mental discipline and has many benefits for developing mental focus and self awareness.
Tight wire can be practiced at all levels and all physical abilities. Circus Factory has a low training wire that is raised approximately 2 feet from the ground that is ideal for beginners and improvers. Indoor soft plimsoll type shoes are ideal training shoes for the wire.
We do not have any tight wire programmes currently on offer. Please see our private coaching for more options.
Introduction Classes are also available on Wednesday evenings from 8pm - 9.30pm. Please see our Introduction Class page for the upcoming schedule of classes.
To get more information about upcoming classes please contact us.
Circus Factory has professionally installed aerial rigging and all equipment and hardware undergoes regular inspection. All equipment is rigged at a low accessible level with professional landing mats mandatory for practice training. Our aerial Coaches are experienced aerial artists and have a high level of previous teaching experience. All classes are conducted with Covid 19 protocols in place.
The circus factory is such a fantastic place with amazing tutors. There is never any pressure to go higher or do anything I'm uncomfortable with but I still always find myself pushing my boundaries from the support and enthusiasm of Brenda and the students. Couldn't ask for a better environment to see what I'm capable of or better people to share a passion with.
“Finding circus was such a life changing thing for me, in it I found not just a physical outlet, something that had been lacking in my adult life but also a creative outlet, a place to be inspired and explore my crazy ideas”
“Brilliant venue. great for learning circus skills with lovely teachers”
The Circus factory is like a big playground where creative people play and work with each other and learn from one another. Exploring new movements is one of the most beautiful ways to entertain your inner child.
The equipment in CF is always improved/ updated and above all when it comes to aerial rigging/equipment it's regulated & safe. Knowing you can train on apparatus that is rigged well and checked regularly means a lot”
“The best place in Cork to get fit and push your limits while having a lot of fun.”
“Circus Factory has been an amazing organisation and community to get to know. By learning skills I never thought I could manage, It has helped me develop confidence not just as an artist but in my everyday life as well”,