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Social Circus uses the teaching and learning of Circus Arts as a therapeutic tool for helping young people to develop personally.
Although the use of Circus in this way has been around for many years, the term was first coined in 2004 by Reg Bolton.
Social Circus can help participants overcome obstacles, build confidence and achieve skills and tricks that they might have previously thought were beyond them.
This can be an incredibly empowering experience and we at Circus Factory aim to bring this experience to everyone we meet.
Our Outreach and Social Circus programmes are suitable for diverse communities and groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
We can deliver a variety of engaging circus skills including juggling, hulahoop, plate spinning, flower sticks, plus more dynamic activities such as tumbling and cartwheels.
Our outreach team can travel to a group's location and bespoke class content can be designed for a group's needs and abilities.
We ensure a fun and inclusive environment for all and classes can range from once off introduction visits to longer term courses and programmes.
To chat further about your group and what we can provide for them please contact our social and outreach coordinator
Circus Factory aims to use the teaching and learning of circus skills as an innovative educational tool that challenges young people in a creative and non-competitive environment.
Using the key principles of Social Circus, our primary focus is that students have fun in our workshops and can therefore more easily gain further benefits of taking part in circus such as: learning to take risks, perseverance, physical activity, imagination, self-expression and trust in others.
Circus for School is suitable for all ages with variations on activities offered to suit the age and ability. We have developed bespoke programmes for Transition Year students and can deliver longer programmes that fit into the Transition Year learning modules.
We offer fun activities such as Juggling and Hula Hoop plus additional activities depending on the size and nature of the class area.
These can be as simple or as skilled as the participant is willing to try. Our classes improve hand to eye coordination, promote physical activity in a fun non competitive environment and can help to improve concentration and focus.
We encourage group activity, participation and promote progressive learning and the confidence to try out new things. We can offer single introduction classes to longer term weekly programmes.
For more information and to discuss options for your school please contact
We use Circus skills as a way to develop group participation and communication skills in a fun and non-competitive way.
We work with groups and teams of all ages and abilities and from different work environments.
With a variety of engaging circus skills such as juggling, hulahoop, circus games and human pyramids, we can meet your team's circus desires.
We ensure a fun and inclusive environment for all and our tutors can travel to your location with bespoke content designed for your group's needs and abilities.
Sessions can range from once off introduction visits to longer term courses and programmes.
For more information and to discuss options for your team please contact
“The group were delighted with the workshop. We will definitely be calling on ye again to organise something in the future”
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.
“We had a wonderful two days with Kate and Linda.”
Students had a ball!”
“Such a jewel in the crown of Cork. Great teachers and the shows are absolute magic!”
“Such a cool place, lovely teachers, hula hooping & aerial skills classes and much more”
“Brilliant venue. great for learning circus skills with lovely teachers”