An examination of the fundamental principles of SpyMonkey's work.

DATES: Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th March

TIMES: 10am - 4pm

LOCATION: The Crypt, St Lukes, Cork

PRICE: €135.00 

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

In the Spymonkey clown masterclass, you will learn to discover what makes you funny, hone your skills and practice making an audience belly laugh! Through clear and specific instruction, you will be supported to develop and hone your comedic skills in a safe and fun environment. This positive group dynamic will allow you focus on following your impulse, being adventurous and taking risks. You will learn how to shine as an individual and improve on every spontaneous opportunity. In this highly enjoyable workshop you will play games, do exercises developing trust and complicity with the group. In this atmosphere of discovery and revelation, you will be developing and showing new material. Be prepared to find the pleasure in your own ridiculousness, stay optimistic, discover your comedy gold, and get ready to laugh until your face hurts.

Technically there are many other engines to make people laugh: status games, parody and improvisation. In Spymonkey’s workshops we will touch on all of them, creating an enjoyable and revealing atmosphere to discover the unique way in which you’re funny.

You will learn how to begin to trust your instinctive and spontaneous self. We will teach you technically how to make people laugh through status play-offs, parody, improvisation and many more games and exercises. All the sessions will be about creating a fresh, trusting and highly enjoyable workshop in an atmosphere of revelation to discover you’re funny.

Circus Factory Masterclass programme is kindly supported by Arts Council Ireland.


Covid-19 measures in place for public and staff safety - These may be subject to change

- Facemarks must be worn when entering and moving around the building. They may be removed when students are in their assigned area. 

- Facemarks are advised if working in close distance to another.

- Hand sanitising stations are installed and clearly marked in the building - please use regularly 

Contactless Paperwork 

- All first time user forms (Circus Factory Waiver, Medical History, Emergency Contacts) are required to be filled out online through our new booking system (we have integrated with GoTeamUp booking software) before booking a class. You will be led through these forms after selecting to purchase a class. 

Covid Symptom Checks 

- If you are experiencing Covid symptoms or are isolating from either testing positive, awaiting test results or a confirmed close contact for Covid-19 please do not attend class. 

You can find out more about covid symptoms and what actions you should take at https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/symptoms/overview/


Cancellation Policy for Spy Monkey Masterclass

Up to 14 days before the start date and we can reimburse you 100%

Less than 14 days and up to 48 hours we can reimburse 50%

Less than 48 hours we cannot offer refunds.


Waiting Lists

Should the course be full and you would like to join a waiting list please email contact@circusfactorycork.com with your request

In the event that Circus Factory requires to cancel a class at any time, all registered users will be fully reimbursed.