About CircusWest

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About CircusWest

We’re the one-stop hub for circus arts on the West Coast. We help children, teens, and adults develop skills in circus arts and performance, while increasing their fitness and self-confidence in a safe and fun environment.

We’re best known for CirKids, our youth training and performance program. However, over the years we have developed additional programming to meet the needs of the community, including programs for teens and adults and outreach to schools and communities.

What we offer

Our structure

CircusWest Performing Arts Society is a not-for-profit registered charity founded in 1984. Our team brings years of circus arts training and performance experience. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 400 community members.

KAIA SILKS @ ILC

 

Our story

Once upon a time, a long time ago (1984, to be exact) and not so far away (south Vancouver), a small, non-profit circus school began in a gym. Inspired by circus performances at the Vancouver Children’s Festival, this school was called the Vancouver Children’s Circus Society and it thrived. It filled a niche in the Vancouver circus community, and it grew. And grew. And grew. Eventually, it outgrew its little gym and, in 2003, moved to the PNE Garden Auditorium at Hastings Park in East Vancouver. And in 2008 it changed its name, becoming the CircusWest Performing Arts Society, to reflect a much wider and more comprehensive organizational mandate. And we continue to grow, frequently offering new classes; expanding our community presence with workshops, outreach opportunities, and performances; constantly updating what we teach and how we teach it to better address our students’ needs.

Our story isn’t over yet. Stay tuned for the further adventures of CircusWest or, better yet, come be a part of them!

Our partners

CircusWest gratefully acknowledges and celebrates the support we receive from a whole range of people. So many people, they could fill a Big Top tent. And the list keeps growing! Currently, our partners include:

Circus arts

Provincial

Municipal

  • City of Vancouver
  • City of Richmond
  • City of Vancouver

Arts organizations

Other

 

Get in Touch: info@circuswest.com