Circus Campus in Collaboration with Philadelphia Fringe Fest
Our hub strives to showcase the skills & variety of the incredible teachers, students, performers & creators of our community.
This fall, Circus Campus hosts its second hub with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, entitled Circus Campus Presents. Since the establishment of Circus Campus in 2017, we’ve been fostering a tight-knit community of teachers, students, performers, creators, movers & shakers. Our hub strives to showcase the skills & variety of these incredible human beings. Many of the hub performers are circus artists, but we also host musicians, poets, dancers and theatre artists.
We invite everyone from the Philadelphia metropolitan area to visit our restored church facility in leafy-green West Mt. Airy, located directly adjacent to Upsal Station. And who knows? While you’re here you might want to try out juggling, tightwire-walking, or trapeze for yourself. Circus Campus is an educational headquarters, and it’s also a home for some of the most unique talent in the Philadelphia area.
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DANCE TRAPEZE: GROUND TO AIR
Guided exercise that encourages intentionality on the ground and guides students to a single point trapeze. All levels welcome.
Building a carnival ride of child-like wonder (*BOING BOING*POP*)
Sweet & Sour Circus
6:00p | 8:00p
The Sculpture Gallery
Explore this curious exhibit of bizarre juggling contraptions. *Site specific in campus attic!
Innovative Juggler Team
September 8 @ 7:00p
September 9 @ 5:15p | 7:45p
September 10 @ 3:00p
INTRO TO CHINESE POLE
Get strong while having fun! Learn to climb, flip, and spin on the vertical bar.
REQS: Wear full coverage pants and flexible athletic shoes (eg. New Balance Minimus, Vibram 5-finger...) to cover skin and provide grip on friction-taped poles.
Dynamic show unveils toxic relationships & inspiring revenge acts. Drama meets comedy with audience participation. *Site specific in sanctuary & 18+
6:30p | 8:45p
THE STRANGELOVE SIDESHOW SPECTACLE
Witness Krystal's thrilling feats: animal traps, walking on glass, fire eating, and more. Be amazed, laugh, and gasp in this family-friendly spectacle.
ROLLER WORKSHOP & DISCO
Skate & Roll! All levels welcome. Join this fun workshop to learn the roll and enjoy a 45-min roller disco.
REQS: BYO skates. Helmet and padding recommended.
Cotton Candy Circus
Inspired by dark rides and Rube Goldberg machines, and absolutely full of chaotic juggling. *Site specific in campus attic!
September 15 @ 7:40p
September 16 @ 9:00p
September 17 @ 7:00p
Join the party! Try lollipop lyra, learn mounts & poses, and spin your way to fun! All levels. *There are 2 apparatuses available
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Circus activism for all! exploring overconsumption, capitalism, & happiness featuring shopping cart apparatuses.
6:00p | 8:00p
EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN
Immersive, surprising, and uncanny. No smoke, no mirrors. Just Pure Magic.
Connecting communities through circus. Fun, Bold, Artistry!
TRENTON CIRCUS SQUAD
ROLLER CIRCUS - GREATEST SHOW ON WHEELS
The Greatest Show on Wheels! Aerials, juggling, drag, fire, and more - on roller skates. It's breathtaking & unforgettable.
COTTON CANDY CIRCUS
6:30p | 8:30p
Charismatic sorceress of bubbles takes you on a journey of dreams.
6:15p | 8:00p
Thank you all for joining us!
What is Circus Campus?
Circus Campus is three beautiful green acres including a 30,000 sq/ft converted church and a 10,000 sq/ft mansion. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive movement community & a hub for Circus in Philadelphia. This campus is home to the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts: an all ages recreational school; Circadium: a 3-year, full-time circus diploma program licensed with the state of Pennsylvania; and several artists-in-residence: Greg Kennedy (Innovative Juggler), Trey Lyford (physical theatre instructor), Rachel Tavani (music instructor), Ralph Lemon (visual artist) and others.
Our performance spaces include a large open sanctuary space with 40-ft ceilings with aerial rigging points throughout, trampoline & tramp-wall; a gymnasium with fully-functional theatrical stage; a dozen office and artist studios; & a variety of improvisational outdoor areas.
We are home to:
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA), Circadium, Innovative Juggler, AirPlay Entertainment, & others!
6452 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Campus is directly adjacent to Upsal Station in Mt. Airy Street parking available
Private parking lot located off W. Cliveden St.
*GPS will take you to our parking lot if you input 331 W. Cliveden St., Philadelphia PA 19119
The Creative Paradox
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(215) 944-4430 (o)