Syrcas Byd Bychan‘s regular classes, masterclasses and plans for summer school are temporarily on hold as we stay home to keep safe. Please keep checking this page for updates and follow our news on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram. While we are on lockdown, 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.


Small World Theatre realises that it’s important for people to keep active and stimulated while we’re staying at home. Our Syrcas Byd Bychan trainers Jess and Hannah want to support our community of students to keep fit and focused on their aerial circus practice, ready for whenever we can all take to the air together again. This way, we hope to maintain the energy and joy of our usual classes, stay strong and resilient, and come out of this situation united in our support for one another. The true spirit of circus!


We are very excited to be offering weekly live online classes via Zoom and recorded video shorts to follow at any time. Classes will be ground-based and use a creative combination of objects, furniture or family members to help you keep up with conditioning, creative tasks and core skills, as well as learning some new things!

To begin, classes will be up to 40 minutes. We are keen to hear from those that can rig equipment safely at home, as we might offer longer sessions of aerial yoga and/ or aerial conditioning using a hammock, low hoop or pull-up bar.


We understand that everyone has been affected in different ways by the current COVID-19 crisis. We are offering classes on a donation basis, with monies going directly to the teachers. Suggested donation is £2 per class, but if you are unable to pay, you are still welcome. Hannah and Jess are freelancers so this is an opportunity to support them while the theatre is closed and they can’t work.

Please note that this is separate from Syrcas Byd Bychan regular classes and any classes you have paid for will be carried forward to the new term when we are able to open the venue again.


Hannah’s classes

Jess’ classes


We have plans to release some fun circus and movement videos for everyone. Please stay in touch by following Syrcas Byd Bychan on Facebook and watch this space.


Jess and Hannah are taking over the communication while Small World Theatre’s staff is on temporary leave. They have set up a closed FaceBook page for regular students to communicate, but they will also be updating the public FaceBook group Syrcas Byd Bychan. If you are a regular student, you will also receive updates by email. If your contact details need updating, please email Jess and Hannah

Each week’s timetable of online classes will be posted the weekend before and sent to regular students via FaceBook or email.

  • SPOTLIGHT Masterclasses

  • Regular Aerial Classes

  • Holiday Club 2020

  • Taster Sessions