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Community Troupe

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Kirkos is Circus Up’s spectacular youth community troupe! Founded in 2020, Kirkos performs bold and uplifting shows in the greater Boston area. In the tradition of "social circus," these youth circus artists demonstrate what's possible when we stay curious about each other's differences and leverage each other's unique strengths. Kirkos team members address social issues while crafting collaborative circus acts that surprise, baffle, and delight. 


Kirkos is one of the ways Circus Up works hard to increase access to circus arts. Troupe members (ages 8-18) are alumni of Circus Up programs and are always learning new skills through Circus Up classes. 


You can find Kirkos performing for local organizations and at a variety of community events. Book them if you want to celebrate what it looks like for youth to courageously learn, play, and create together. 

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Past Performances:

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Upcoming Performances!

To book Kirkos at your next event, contact us at​​​

  • Roslindale Farmers Market RAIN DATE: Saturday, September 30th. 11:00-12:00. 4236A Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131

  • Honk Parade Sunday, October 8th. 9:30am-1pm. Davis Square, Somerville to Harvard Square, Cambridge

  • Fall-o-ween Friday, October 20th. Time TBD. Boston Common Frog Pond

  • Commonwealth Circus Center Student Showcase Saturday, November 4th. 7pm 8 Brookley Rd. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 

  • Circus Up Benefit Saturday, December 16th. 7pm. Arts at the Armory, Somerville. 


Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of The Mass Cultural Council came to visit Kirkos, and here is what he had to say:

"I have never been more jealous of a group of kids! How extremely rewarding to have the chance to play, explore, develop new skills, and build community while learning circus arts! These young circus artists looked sooo happy. Much praise goes to Circus Up!"


Starting in 2021, Movement Arts Creation Studio (MACS) is underwriting studio rental for Kirkos to train and rehearse at the Commonwealth Circus Center. Thank you MACS!!!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.  Other grants that have supported this program are from the Mass Cultural Council, Harvard COOP, and Boston Beyond.

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