Bepsoke training residency and opportunity to perform at Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts Festival

Circus Factory are delighted to bring the much sought-after talents of Aerialist, Emmen Donnelly to Cork for a bespoke training residency, Unlock, Explore, Create, this August and September 2022.

Emmen is a credited and respected member of the Irish/Northern Irish Aerial and Circus Community. In their performance career, Emmen’s work expresses an analytical curiosity & creative sense of whimsy applied with a refreshing stroke of traditional dynamic technique. Always seeking to push the boundaries of Aerial Acrobatics further with a unique blend of physical discipline layered over rich narratives, Emmen cuts an impressive physical presence on stage, and is highly respected for the use of their technical and personable creative skills.

This opportunity is open to aerial artists at all stages of their practice and who are ready to engage in a deeper creative approach to their training and performance. The participants will ideally by available for all 3 residencies which will culminate in an opportunity to present work at a showcase evening for Circus Factory’s highlight of the year, Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts Festival in September 2022.

Location: Circus Factory Cork

Total Residency Cost: €600.00

Registration Link

10% Concession (Students and Unwaged) use Discount Code at check out: CFCONC10% 

We are currently only taking registration for the full residency (all 3 blocks) however if you are interested in doing only 1 or 2 intensive blocks please email Louisa at and we will keep your name on a waiting list should individual spaces remain available with notifications going out no less than 2 weeks before each individual intensive.

To read a more detailed breakdown of what the residency will cover please click here 

Intensive 1  – Unlock

Dates: August – Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th

Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Individual cost if available: €200


Intensive 2 – Explore

Dates: August – Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th

Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Individual cost if available: €200


Intensive 3 – Create

Dates: September – Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th

Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Individual cost if available: €300


Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts Showcase Evening

Date: Saturday 17th September (with Tech rehearsal on Friday 16th September)

Times: From 6pm