Welcome to Syrcas Byd Bychan, the circus school based at Small World Theatre since 2017. We currently focus on teaching aerial circus for young people (11-15) and adults (16+) and acrobalance for adults (16+) all from beginner level upwards. These include weekly classes during school terms, summer school experiences, and one-off workshops/masterclasses. All our students get to experience a mix of apparatus across the term including static trapeze, rope/silks and sling/hammock.

Our aerial classes begin at age 11+ but there is no upper age limit to participation!

Please see our Regular Circus Classes page for more information on classes and to see if there are spaces available. You can also contact us to book or join our waiting list by emailing the SBB team (Please note that the theatre is still closed to the public and staff are working from home so there is currently no phone number for SBB.)

We are still observing stringent COVID secure guidelines, with reduced class sizes, additional ventilation, strict quarantining of aerial apparatus between classes and masks worn by all staff and students at all times inside the building during classes. We thank all our students for their support and co-operation at this time.

Keeping in touch

The SBB teaching team can be contacted by email


After much careful planning, we have been gradually reopening Syrcas Byd Bychan to allow aerial classes to resume.

This is 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 is helping to ensure that our COVID-19 safety procedures can be monitored and optimised. This way, we can build up to our full timetable of classes as soon as it is safe to do so.

Classes are now a little different: we focus on one piece of apparatus (trapeze, silks/rope or sling) each week so that we can rotate and quarantine kit for 72 hours minimum between classes. We also 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.

We appreciate all our students’ support and commitment to these new measures for the safety of all.