Welcome to Syrcas Byd Bychan, the circus school based at Small World Theatre since 2017. We currently focus on teaching aerial circus classes for children, young people and adults 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.
Please note that we are currently running a reduced number of classes due to COVID restrictions. Our adult classes continue to run, but unfortunately there are no classes for children under 11 and limited provision for more experienced 11-15 year olds. Please see our Regular Aerial Classes page for more information on which classes are running and if there are spaces available. We are constantly monitoring the situation so that we can reopen our full programme as soon as it is safe to do so. You can also contact us to register your interest or join our waiting list by emailing the SBB team firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 will update parents as soon as our full programme of classes for children and young people is able to re-open. Thank you all for your ongoing support and patience.
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.