Every summer, a company of talented Smirkus
Troupers, ages 10 to 18, go on a two-month performance
tour around New England.
Backed by coaches, cooks, crew, and musicians, the
to sell-out crowds in a 750-seat European-style one-ring
Big Top tent!
Our summer Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour
showcases the best young talent in the Circus Arts today,
selected by audition to share the ring with professional
Every year, we choose a new storyline and develop an
original full-length show that combines the best of
traditional and contemporary circus styles. We give
our Troupers the
full experience of touring a traditional one-ring Big
Top tent show.
It's a complete immersion in circus life, including
rigorous training, daily chores, loading in and loading
out the Big Top, and performing in over 70 shows in
14 towns in just seven weeks! (Schedule.)