Dream Big, Push Limits, and Defy Gravity—All While Having Fun

CircusWest is a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages. We offer children, teens, and adults an opportunity to explore circus arts in an encouraging, non-competitive environment. CircusWest is a creative space where individuals can dream big, push limits, and defy gravity.

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Alumni Interview – Claire Hopson

December 18, 2019|

Hello, David here with a CircusWest alumni interview! This time, we're chatting with a recent graduate of Quebec Circus School, Claire Hopson. We [...]

Youth Resources List

August 30, 2019|

For students needing someone to talk to, a source of community, or just needing information about a difficult subject - the following organizations [...]

Walkabout with CircusWest

November 28, 2018|

Dear world, Well, it’s that time again---the air is getting colder, the rain is falling and the CirKids are getting ready for the [...]

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A 10-month program where kids aged 3 to 18 can discover their strengths in a fun and supportive environment.

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Adult & Teen

It’s never too late, or too hard, or too weird to start something new and exciting. At CircusWest, adults and teens aged 13+ discover what they’re really made of.​

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Professional Training

You just need some space and equipment? CircusWest welcomes circus professionals at the PNE Garden Auditorium!


Private Classes

We offer private classes with our professional coaches, so you can learn at your own pace. You can also use these classes to work intensively on a particular skill.

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Community Events

Let our talented CirKids bring "wow factor" to your event, fair, or festival through compelling, artistic circus solos, duos, and group circus performances. We can provide for all your circus and entertainment needs from roving performers, to processions, to workshops, to circus acts, and even original theatrical circus productions.

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Corporate Events

CircusWest is a one-stop shop for all things circus. Verve Inspired Circus, our corporate entertainment division, focuses on the delivery of high-quality professional circus acts and shows. If you need artistic circus with West Coast flair for your event, Verve Inspired Circus can help make your vision a reality!

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Since 2013, BC has observed FAMILY DAY on the third Monday of February. It is a day to spend with family (of all kinds) and build new memories and connections.

The photo attached is from CircusWest's 2014 production of KALEIDOSCOPE - A CIRCUS IN TECHNICOLOUR. It was the story of a boy searching for new perspectives, experiences and a new place to call home. Along the way, he made new friends and realized the importance of his heritage -- and what he had to offer the world.

We hope you enjoy today with your loved ones -- and forge some new memories and fun with your crew!

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #familyday #circusfamily #bcfamilyday #kaleidoscopecircus #pne_playland #eastvan #circuswest40 #seatoskycircus #hastingssunrise #DreamBig
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There are NO CIRCUSWEST CLASSES on Monday, February 19th as we celebrate Family Day in BC. Spend some quality time with people you love! It's important!

There are so many event this long weekend for families to enjoy. Check out miss604.com/2024/02/family-day-long-weekend-events-in-vancouver.html for a comprehensive list of ideas.

But don't despair, CircusWest will be open on Tuesday for more circus fun, training and skill building. We know we cannot keep you away for long. Afterall, you are part of our circus family too!

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

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CircusWest is happy to announce that you can now register for our ever popular CIRCUSWEST SUMMER CAMPS starting today. We are launching registration for six summer camps at the PNE Gardens throughout July and into August. This year, we celebrate 40 years of circus summer camps in Vancouver -- and we have more to come...

CircusWest campers learn circus fundamentals in juggling, acrobatics, trampoline, aerials, pyramids, unicycle and more -- and put on a circus show for family and friends at the end of the week.

Our Spring Break Camps are ALMOST FULL so now it is time to secure a spot for our circus summer camps! We SOLD OUT in record time last year so secure a spot(s) early. Sign up for Spring Camps or Summer Camps at www.circuswest.com/camps-workshops/camps/

Also, keep your eyes peeled for an announcement next week of our Summer Specialty Intensive Series running throughout July for teens and adults.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #circussummercamp #circuswest40 #eastvan #pne_playland #hastingssunrise #hastingspark #pnegardens #SummerCampVancouver #summercampfun #jointhecircus #jointhefun #DreamBig
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Due to popular demand, we are adding a NEW TGIC TRAMP CLASS starting Friday, February 23rd at 6:00pm.
The acrobatic class, as part of our THANK GOODNESS IT'S CIRCUS Trampoline Class is geared for youth aged 8-16 --- and focuses on Tramp Level 1 and 2 fundamentals. The Friday 6:00pm class runs Fridays for 5 weeks.

Hop to it and register at https://www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/sessionals/cirkids-sessionals/

Dream BIG and Defy GRAVITY at CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #tgic #trampoline #fridaynightcircus #eastvan #pne_playland #hastingssunrise #defygravity

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Come and invert yourself at CircusWest! We have openings in our core Cirkids program for you youth aged 5-19. We have NEW openings in our weekend LIONS and TIGERS, & RINGMASTERS classes too. Cirkids youth learn circus fundamentals in acrobatics, trampoline aerials, juggling and unicycling to start. And, we also spend time working on the very important HANDSTAND. In circus, a good handstand is a vital skill as it reinforces an engaged core, proper alignment, strength, hand eye coordination, and focus.

We also have a big roster of Adult & Teen Circus specialty classes starting this February where you can also invert yourself -- including aerial silks, aerial hoop and trapeze, handstands, main a main, roue cyr, swing trapeze and more.

So, get to a computer and JOIN THE CIRCUS! Sign up now at https://www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/
It's time to INVERT THYSELF!

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #inverttheyself #jointhecircus #circus2024 #eastvan #hastingssunrise #pneplayland #dreambig

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NATIONAL CIRCUS SCHOOL (ENC) AT CIRCUSWEST! Today, CircusWest hosted the western leg of the Montreal’s National Circus School auditions. Circus hopefuls from Arizona, San Diego, Washington State, and across BC tried out for a spot at the prestigious Quebec professional circus training school. Since 2004, CircusWest has hosted the ENC auditions and their coaches have delivered a MASTERCLASS for our Performance Stream students. Here, they are learning finer techniques of handstands. We look forward to their visit each year and the chance to share our love of circus with our friends from across the country. Dream BIG with CircusWest! ...

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Legend has it that, on February 2nd, if the groundhog emerges from its burrow, sees its shadow and then returns, winter will last for another six weeks. If it doesn’t see its shadow, winter will be shorter.


So, emerge from your burrow and JOIN THE CIRCUS! We have classes for all ages and levels. Check it out at https://www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/

We invite you to CircusWest (shadow or no shadow) so you can Push LIMITS and Defy GRAVITY!

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #cirkids #adultandteencircus #jointhecircus #groundhogdaycircus #circus2024 #lotuslandcircus #shadowcircus #dreambig

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THREE HIGH! Stefan, Maya and Momiji train their standing three high skill with coach Sylvain tonight. They are preparing an act for May 30th-June 2nd show of THE LITTLE PRINCE CIRCUS! Tickets will go on sale in February for our circus adaptation of Le Petit Prince — a novella written and illustrated by French aristocrat, writer, and military pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The show chronicles a young prince who visits various planets, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Our show will be presented twice daily at 12:30pm and 7pm the PNE Forum. Tickets on sale soon. Dream BIG with CircusWest! ...

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Join the Circus!
We have openings in our Lions, Tigers and Ringmasters classes for the 2024 season. Pour your heart into learning new circus skills and perform in June for family and friends. Escape the rain and start to train at https://www.circuswest.com/programs-classes/ Dream BIG with CircusWest!

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THE REVIEWS ARE IN! The school kids have spoken. CircusWest is FUN! CircusWest welcomed a school group today to our special 13000 square foot circus gym. Participants tried trampoline, acrobatics, juggling, human pyramids, and aerials. In the past, we have welcomed all types of groups for special circus training group workshops. These include: elementary schools, high schools, colleges, universities, TED conference attendees, youth groups, Indigenious groups, dance troupes, theatre students, deaf students, blind students, and the list goes on and on. If you have a group and would like to add some circus fun, we are here to help. Simply, contact us at https://www.circuswest.com/camps-workshops/school-groups/ and we can set up a CircusWest workshop for you! We’d love to add your testimonials to our bulletin board as well.
Dream BIG with CircusWest! #circuswest #circusworkshops #jointhecircus #circusfun #steprightup #dreambig

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SNOWMAGGEDON has come and gone!
The snow has melted and the days are getting longer. Flower buds are even starting to do their thing! Spring is on its way!

Spring Break is only 55 days away! Yes, you heard that right! 55 days...

This year, CircusWest is running two weeks of SPRING BREAK camps for youth aged 8-14. Campers learn circus fundamentals and put on a circus show for family and friends at the end of the week. Spaces are filling up!

Cartwheel into Spring with CircusWest!
Sign up now at https://www.circuswest.com/camps-workshops/camps/

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #circus #springbreakcircus #pne #pne_playland #eastvan #cartwheels #cartwheelintospring #dreambig

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The winter snow is melting and the forecast is for 10 days of rain. You know what means! Spring is just around the corner! You cannot see that today but when the snow is gone and the sun is shining -- you will!

So, now is the best time to sign up for our popular SPRING BREAK CIRCUS DAY CAMPS? We are running two weeks of SPRING BREAK camps for youth aged 8-14. Campers learn circus fundamentals and put on a circus show for family and friends at the end of the week. Circus, Spring, Cartwheels and a Show...what more could you ask for?

Sign up now at https://www.circuswest.com/camps-workshops/camps/

Dream BIG with CircusWest!

#circuswest #circus #springbreakcircus #cartwheels #pnegardens #springintocircus #pne #pne_playland #eastvan #cartwheels #thistooshallpass #dreambig

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CIRCUSWEST IS OPEN TODAY! We are clearing the path for those in our Thursday day and evening circus programming that want to train. Our doors are OPEN for our scheduled Thursday programming. However, we leave it to your discretion as to if you wish to navigate the snow and winter weather conditions. Be safe and keep warm whatever you choose to do today! Dream BIG with CircusWest! ...

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The staff and students of CircusWest work and play on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Sto:lo, Stz'uminus, Qayqayt and Squamish Nations. We are grateful for this land and the ongoing stewardship of it by these nations.



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