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Director Will Chamberlain

It is with great sadness that we learned last night of the passing of Will Chamberlain, Director and Chief Executive of Belfast Community Circus School.

This wonderfully charismatic man passed away peacefully yesterday evening, the 19th October, surrounded by his family.

Our thoughts and love are with his daughters Ellie and Bethany, and his great friend and confidante, Cath.

There is no doubt that Will, from arriving in Northern Ireland in the early 1990's was a tremendous driving force behind the Circus School and we would not be the envy of the world without his foresight, drive and ambition for us. Will was also a wonderful friend to us all, inspiring us with his vision, drive and determination and his utter belief that we could achieve the dream.

The work of the Circus School cannot be overstated and the impact it continues to have on thousands of young people today.

The world is a sadder place without him.

He will be missed terribly, but the Circus School will continue to pursue his dreams and work to make them a reality.

Arrangements for the celebration of his life will be released soon.

The Board of Trustees of Belfast Community Circus School, Alison Anderson Ed Adams Patrick Anderson Graham Erskine Julie Daly Peter Doran

Beginner E&M* classes - for adults

Here at the Belfast Circus, we are happy to announce the introduction of a brand new E&M* course on Tuesday evenings at St Martin's for adults!

*Equilibristics and Manipulation, also known as E&M, refers to circus skills involving balance and object manipulation. Whether that is with juggling balls, a diablo or devil sticks!

These classes are perfect for anybody who has an interest in circus, no matter your skill level!

So if you are interested in learning something new, come along and try your hand!

Dates: Tuesday 3rd October, Tuesday 10th October, Tuesday 17th October, Tuesday 24th October, Tuesday 7th November, Tuesday 14th November, Tuesday 21st November, Tuesday 28th November Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm Location: St Martin's Church, Newtownards Road Cost: £56

To book a space or find out more please email or call 02890 236 007.

Culture Night 2017

One of the most fun-filled nights of the year is just around the corner, so come along and join the fun!

Pop down from 6.00pm-9.30pm when we will be showcasing the amazing talent from both our Youth and Adult classes with spectacular 20 minute cabarets!

Circus Spaces Available!

We at Belfast Circus are happy to announce that there are spaces available in our classes at St Martin's Hall on the Newtownards Road!

These spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis. Those with children on our waiting list were given the first chance to book these spots, but now they are open to all.

If you're interested in a space contact and we will send out the registration form and payment info.


2-3 year olds - Friday 10-11am, Friday 11,15-12.15pm.

4-5 year olds - Tuesday 4-5pm.

6-7 year olds - Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm, Friday 4.15-5.15pm

8-12 year olds - Wednesday 5.30-7pm

Youth - Saturday 12.45-2.45pm


If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch on

All of the new classes will take place at St Martin’s Church hall at the bottom of Newtownards Road.

The location will be - St Martins Church, 88 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1GW

Bus stop 'Short Strand, Newtownards Road' Bus route 3A and 20

Parking - on side streets in vicinity

Intoduction to Circus Course

This is a chance for your child to run away with the circus for a unique opportunity to try their hand at unicycling, tightwire walking, juggling, tumbling, stilts and diabolo.

8 action packed weeks working with a team of highly trained circus teachers supported by top teenagers from the Belfast Youth Circus.

An amazing way to build skills and have some fun in the run up to the Summer Holidays. If your child enjoys this introduction they will be invited to continue after the summer break

We will be running a series of classes for 8-13 year olds to attend on Wednesday nights from 6 - 7.30pm at St Martins Hall on the Newtownards road.

These classes will run initially from 26th April - 14th June at a cost of £6.50 per class, so £52 in total.

Places are limited so if you would be interested in enrolling your child, please get in touch on 02890 236 007 or at

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