To keep these programs going, we need your support! Thank you for considering a donation, large or small. Thank you for your generosity during these times and for being a part of our Circus Up community.

Here’s how you can help:

$20 – Juggles two balls

$50 – Juggles five balls

$100 – Flips a kid on the silks

$250 – Gets the whole Circus Up Troupe walking on their hands

$500 - Gets the whole Circus Up Troupe working on their next performance!

We are truly grateful for whatever you can give!

We’re a Boston-based nonprofit that provides school, after-school, and community circus programs for youth.

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Inclusive, Accessible, and Joyful for All!

We host classes for over 850 students across Boston schools and neighborhoods.


What People Say

Circus Up is like an instruction to a new direction. It is a better way to express myself, face my fears, and tell my story. The circus training is like something that takes me towards the same destination, but with a different direction.

- Latoya, teen student


What's new at Circus Up?

Our community troupe, Kirkos, has been practicing and rehearsing for over a year now. They are so excited to be performing in two upcoming in-person shows. 

You can check them out in the student showcase at the Commonwealth Circus Center after November 13th!   Kirkos is amazingly talented. Email us at to book Kirkos to perform at your community event!


Circus Up has also been rekindling old partnerships and developing new ones! We currently have after school classes with the Hernandez SchoolBrookview House, and Friends of the Children Boston. Check out THIS page to learn more!

Photo's by Tess Scheflan and Sophia Herscu

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Community Classes

We are currently offering online classes for youth ages 8-18.

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Community Troupe

We are a a team of youth circus artists who perform bold and uplifting shows for the purpose of celebrating what it looks like to courageously learn, play, and create together.

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Festivals/ Workshops

Come see us perform at local events and try out some circus!