Working within Guidelines 2021

After much careful planning, we will be gradually reopening Syrcas Byd Bychan to allow aerial classes to resume when it is safe to do so. We hope you will be as excited as we are to return to the air and thank you all for your patience.

This will be a phased reopening in line with Welsh Government and Public Health Wales’ guidelines. It is following consultation with Ceredigion’s Public Services Board Sub Group; Understanding our Communities, and under the guidance of our Board of Trustees. A gradual re-opening will ensure that our COVID-19 safety procedures can be monitored so we build up to a full timetable later in 2021.

Classes now need to be a little different: we focus on one piece of apparatus (trapeze/silks-rope/sling) each week so that we can rotate and quarantine kit between classes. We ask all students to observe careful procedures, including wearing face coverings during classes. We understand that everyone has a different sense of the risks that COVID presents, but we hope you understand that it’s essential for us to following Welsh Government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our staff and students.

Rest assured there will be all the same circus FUN – your trainers have put an extraordinary amount of energy into the preparations.

SBB @ Home

Syrcas Byd Bychan aerialists Jess Allen, Hannah Darby and Emma Stevens realise the importance for people to keep active and stimulated while in lockdown. During lockdown restriction we are able to run SBB @ Home for current students supported by The Arts Council of Wales‘ Cultural Recovery Fund. Jess and Hannah have also created a catalogue of training videos available on Vimeo to registered SBB students. The videos were, and remain important to staying strong and resilient. When all classes resume, we hope we can come out of this situation strong and ready to take safely to the air again!


Jess and Hannah are taking over the communication about Syrcas Byd Bychan for the time being. If you are a regular student, you will receive updates by email. If your contact details need updating, please email Jess and Hannah


During spring lockdown 2020, our circus trainers took part in the Door Step Dance challenge #doorstepdance and created these beautiful pieces. Thanks to Hannah Darby, Jess Allen and Emma Stevens for letting us share them with you. Credits on Vimeo.