Our Youth Circus taster sessions give children the chance to try a range of circus skills and disciplines. Taught by our expert circus practitioners, these sessions give children a sense of what Circomedia Youth Circus is like in a fun hour-long workshop.

These sessions are suitable for all ages (4-17) and take place on select days during the year.

Circomedia Youth Circus is an exciting after-school programme of circus skill classes for 4-17 year olds. Students learn the fundamentals of juggling, trapeze, walking globe, acrobatics and lots more. They are taught at their own pace in groups of similar ages and abilities, while being encouraged to excel in several disciplines.

If you’re interested in the Youth Circus but want to make sure it’s right for you, this Youth Circus taster session is the perfect place to start. Booked as a one-off, you’ll have a chance to meet our lovely tutors and get to know the basics of circus.

Joining our regular classes

Please be aware that all our Youth Circus groups are currently at waiting list capacity. Our next intake is likely to be in January 2020.

It’s a great idea to attend a taster in the meantime so that when you are offered a space, you’re ready to commit to a term. You can be added to a waiting list before or after you attend – please email youthcircus@circomedia.com or call Mia on 0117 924 7615 for more information.

Location

St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ

Price

£6.50/£5.50 (JSA/Income Supp./Housing Ben.)

Dates & Times

Select Sundays during the year – normally towards the start of a term:

Sun 22 Sep 12:00 – 13:00

We also have regular tasters for Ages 4+ and Ages 9+, approx. once a month.

Price

£15

Location

St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ

Dates & Times

Sun 26 Jan 2020 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 1 & 22 Mar 2020 15:00 – 17:00

We also have a Full Taster Day on Sun 5 April, with lots of options to book for specific classes!

For more information email Mia or Jono at classes@circomedia.com or call 01179 247 615 (Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm).

Phone booking is also available (£1 admin fee) Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm

**COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re not currently able to run our taster sessions due to Covid-19 timetabling restrictions. We hope to reintroduce these soon, but as of December 2020 we don’t currently have a date for this.

We will keep you updated via this website page, our dedicated
Coronavirus update page, and our social media feeds.**

Our Family Circus taster workshops offer the whole family a chance to try circus. Suitable for adults and children aged 3+, these sessions are a fun introduction to a range of circus disciplines.

Having warmed up with some fun games and exercises, you’ll try tightwire, trapeze, juggling and more under the careful guidance of our expert tutors. Our family tasters are always fun and busy – there’s something for everyone regardless of experience or confidence.

Did you know we also run Youth Circus Taster Sessions on the same dates, from 14:30 – 15:30? You can book onto both sessions to extend your child’s taster experience!

If you enjoy the session, you might want to look at our regular Adult classes and Youth Circus classes.

Time

Sundays 15:00 – 17:00

Location

St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ

Price

£10/adult, £6/child (under 16)
OFFER: 4 places for £30 (discount applied automatically at checkout)

Dates

Sun 15 Mar 2020

For more information email Mia or Jono at classes@circomedia.com or call 01179 247 615 (Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm).

Phone booking is also available (£1 admin fee) Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm.

**COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re not currently able to run our taster sessions due to Covid-19 timetabling restrictions. We hope to reintroduce these soon, but as of December 2020 we don’t currently have a date for this.

We will keep you updated via this website page, our dedicated
Coronavirus update page, and our social media feeds.**

Held on our Full Flying Days,  flying trapeze tasters offer a quick hit of flying adrenaline. Always fancied trying it to see if you love it or hate it? Try this class! Learn to harness up, climb the ladder, take off from the platform, swing, and gently land in the net, and familiarise yourself with the process gradually.

Safety lines connect you to your harness to keep you safe. Our experienced tutors on the floor will ‘lunge’ you using these lines to keep you safe during your take off, swing, and landing.

After taking off you’ll swing back and forth across the space, and at the caller’s instruction you’ll let go to land in the safety net. Flying trapeze can be daunting, but our tutors make sure you feel safe and secure – and the second you leave the platform, you’ll be hooked on the feeling of swinging through the air!

Please note that this class is suitable for beginners only. You won’t be able to do complex tricks, but you will get a taste of flying trapeze and get used to how it feels! If you love the flying trapeze tasters, book onto one of our longer beginners’ & improvers’ classes which always include a round of catching.

These sessions are 18+. For ages 10-18 please see Under 18s Flying Trapeze.

Location

St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, BS2 8SJ

Price

£15.00

Dates & Times

No upcoming dates right now.


For more information email classes@circomedia.com.

Purchase a fantastic and unique gift – the perfect present for established circus fanatics or new recruits!

What Can I Use A Gift Voucher For?

Circomedia Gift Vouchers can be used for any of our public Adult or Youth Circus classes, our professional circus, dance and theatre shows, or any other Circomedia-hosted event.

Covid-19 Impact
We plan to be back as soon as possible with a varied and engaging programme. Some classes and shows are already onsale – follow the links below for more information.

In the event of a booked event being cancelled or rearranged, any bookings made with gift vouchers can be refunded to credit for use at a later date.

We have also extended our warranty to 18 months for a limited time only, to give you plenty of time to use your voucher!

Adult & Youth Circus Classes

Over 30 regular circus classes for adults and children, as well as tasters and one-off sessions.

Disciplines include static trapeze, aerial hoop, rope, silks, flying trapeze and acrobatics. We also host visiting artists who deliver a variety of workshops.

Professional Performances

Our professional programme showcases some of the best touring companies with a mix of national and international work.

We host over 30 shows a year in our spectacular St Paul’s Church venue!

What amount should I buy?

You can buy a voucher for any amount of money, but here are some guide prices if you have something specific in mind:

Circus Tasters
(1 – 2 hours)

Youth: £7
Adult: £15
Family: £30

Flying Trapeze
(1 – 2.5 hours)

Taster: £15
Youth: £25
Adult: £35

Adult Circus Classes
(4-7 weeks)

£40 – £85 per block

Holiday Youth Camps (Easter & Summer)

£140 – £220 approx. per week

Performances
(Various lengths)

Approx. £10 – £20 per ticket

Any voucher can be redeemed for any class, performance or event. Prices are subject to change and these are for guidance only.

How will my voucher be delivered?

You will be sent a stylish physical voucher to the address you provide. You’ll also receive an email code in case you need your voucher quickly. All the recipient needs to do is enter the code at checkout to pay in full or part! All vouchers state the expiry date and cannot be extended.

Please be mindful of Royal Mail delays due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Vouchers are sent out every Friday.

If you’d like your voucher sent elsewhere, or have any other queries, email boxoffice@circomedia.com.