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March Mania

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

Because we love the people we work with and who've performed amazing acts here in the past we want to invite them to rebroadcast their work. This show is a best-of show sure to delight by and for the people who create wonder in our circus community, though all are welcome to join us. Acts […]

$5.00 – $20.00

March Mania

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

March Mania has the goal of pushing performers to create new acts in a short period of time, and push new performers to be in front of a crowd.  On this night come witness young talent performing on aerial silks and veteran rope artists astound with their strength and grace. Invented apparatus that cosmonauts will […]

$5.00 – $20.00

One Man’s Trash – A Repurposed Circus

Grab your garbage bags, pick up the recycling, and get ready to laugh and cheer as this repurposed circus turns trash into treasure! Cirque Us is thrilled to be returning to Madison Circus Space for one night only on April 5th. Featuring a variety of unique and daring circus acts, the show is a testament […]

Mark Hayward’s Disaster Hour with Charming Disaster

Flying projectiles, killer comedy, dangerous daredevilry, and the inescapable forces of gravity combine with musical mayhem on May 5, when five Madison circus artists join emcee Mark Hayward (yo-yoer, juggler and cool guy) and musical duo Charming Disaster (vaudevillian goth-folk from Brooklyn) to perform acts of amazement and artistry to live music for the first […]

$20.00

It Takes Guts

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

What's it like to be caught between your head and your heart? To have your muscles work for you but your brain work against you? To sit in a therapy office and talk over all of that with a pile of guts as big as you are? Come and explore these questions through the point […]

$8.00 – $30.00

The Roger Show

Roger, our wonderful rainbow gorilla mascot, made his debut on the MCS stage in 2017 to MCS founders Carly and Luke's AMAZING rendition of "Thrift Shop." Roger has since inspired many acts and learned many skills. In celebration of MCS turning 10, he's following in Carly's footsteps and making a solo show with a lot […]

$5.00 – $20.00

24-hour Circathon

It's our birthday and we're going to celebrate, circus-style! Come join us for two days of free public programming as we turn 10. Attractions will include artist performances, ambient aerial, drop-in classes for kids and adults, carnival games, fire spinning, and so much more! Weather permitting, we'll have things to do both outside and in. […]

FREE!!!!

The Anniversary Show

Join us in celebrating our tenth anniversary! This production will showcase some of the important people who founded MCS and helped it to thrive. Come be amazed by our acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and clowns as we take a trip through MCS history. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable at no cost. Please contact tickets@madisoncircusspace.com to transfer a ticket […]

$12.00 – $30.00

The Anniversary Show

Join us in celebrating our tenth anniversary! This production will showcase some of the important people who founded MCS and helped it to thrive. Come be amazed by our acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and clowns as we take a trip through MCS history. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable at no cost. Please contact tickets@madisoncircusspace.com to transfer a ticket […]

$12.00 – $30.00

The Anniversary Show

Join us in celebrating our tenth anniversary! This production will showcase some of the important people who founded MCS and helped it to thrive. Come be amazed by our acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and clowns as we take a trip through MCS history. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable at no cost. Please contact tickets@madisoncircusspace.com to transfer a ticket […]

$12.00 – $30.00

Jenny

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

About the Show “Jenny” is the result of four weeks of training and creation in the MCS Residency program. While primarily a duo trapeze pair, Sam and Killian also took this time to explore some of their other disciplines, such as hand to hand, dance, and solo trapeze. They’ve done their best to imbue the […]

$10.00 – $25.00

Ophelia

Ophelia is a duet. Based on what has been referred to as Shakespeare’s “most relevant” play in contemporary society, we have constructed a retelling of Hamlet from the perspective of Ophelia, combining aerial trapeze, lyra, acrobatics, and shadow puppetry alongside an abridged version of Marika Hackman’s We Slept At Last. Shakespeare’s Hamlet has remained a prominent touchstone within the realm of […]

$20

Film Screening: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Circus”

Doors open at 6:30pm Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of Charlie Chaplin’s rarely screened films! “The Circus” finds Chaplin’s iconic Tramp character stumbling into a traveling circus and inadvertently becoming the star of the show. He out-clowns the clowns, out-braves a lion, and even out-death-defies the tightrope walker when unexpected visitors join him […]

$7.00 – $10.00

REFLEX: Unraveling 4,000 Years of Juggling

“JAY CHALLENGES YOU TO DEFINE WHAT JUGGLING IS IN YOUR MIND AND CHANGES YOUR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS ABOUT IT AND THE NATURE OF MOVEMENT AND PATTERNS… YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A JUGGLER, THEN YOU FIND OUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A JUGGLER IS.” THEATER PIZZAZ REVIEW, 2022 Duration 75 MINUTES | NO INTERMISSION […]

$25.00 – $30.00

New Performers’ Show

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

One night only! Come see the next generation of circus artists at the Madison Circus Space. These students and artists are performing their circus art for the first time! Come support MCS students and see what we have been learning! Doors open at 5:30pm Ticket price is "Pay-what-you-can."

$5.00 – $20.00

Artists in Residence Showcase

Get ready for an evening full of clowning and juggling! Avi Kritzman and Trevor Whittow are the Madison Circus Space's Artists in Residence for the month of January. In this showcase, Avi and Trevor will be presenting what they've been working on during their time at the Madison Circus Space along with their students! While […]

Bizarre Bazaar, Vol. 2 (Friday Show)

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

Bizarre Bazaar is back for an encore by popular demand! Come enjoy a compendium of the strange and surprising, the peculiar and the unique. Discover what our amazing aerialists, jugglers, dancers, and acrobats have concocted for your pleasure. *Note that this show may allude to adult themes but is suitable for a PG audience. Tickets […]

$12.00 – $30.00

Bizarre Bazaar, Vol. 2 (Saturday Show)

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

Bizarre Bazaar is back for an encore by popular demand! Come enjoy a compendium of the strange and surprising, the peculiar and the unique. Discover what our amazing aerialists, jugglers, dancers, and acrobats have concocted for your pleasure. *Note that this show may allude to adult themes but is suitable for a PG audience. Tickets […]

Cheeselandia Circular Spectacular

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

Welcome to the Cheeselandia Circular Spectacular, where the mesmerizing artistry of hula hooping takes center stage in a celebration of skill, creativity, and joy. Our talented hoop dance performers have gathered from all corners of the United States to transport you to a world where hoops take on a life of their own through seamless […]

$20.00

To Laugh is to Live!

Kenny Ahern and the Madison Circus Space present To Laugh is to Live! On March 2, 2024 at 6:00 PM. It is a must-see 60-70 minute family theater experience. Grown-ups love him. Kids love him. YOU will LOVE him! Enjoy an incredible display of AMAZING comedy antics, HILARIOUS physical comedy, FUN audience play, and HEARTWARMING […]

Rage Becomes Us

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

FRIDAY SHOW IS SOLD OUT! Rage Becomes Us will encourage audience members to take a deeper look at their own involvement in and survival of living in a patriarchal society. Featuring aerial artists, acro-partnering, dance, live music, german wheel, spoken word, and stand up comedy, this multidisciplinary evening will include all new works on motherhood, breaking […]

$15.00 – $90.00

Rage Becomes Us

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

Rage Becomes Us will encourage audience members to take a deeper look at their own involvement in and survival of living in a patriarchal society. Featuring aerial artists, acro-partnering, dance, live music, german wheel, spoken word, and stand up comedy, this multidisciplinary evening will include all new works on motherhood, breaking the gender binary, eating disorders, […]

$15.00 – $90.00

Rage Becomes Us

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

Rage Becomes Us will encourage audience members to take a deeper look at their own involvement in and survival of living in a patriarchal society. Featuring aerial artists, acro-partnering, dance, live music, german wheel, spoken word, and stand up comedy, this multidisciplinary evening will include all new works on motherhood, breaking the gender binary, eating disorders, […]

$15.00 – $90.00

Cirque Us – DreamCycle

Madison Circus Space 2082 Winnebago St., Madison, Wisconsin

The sheep are counted and the acrobats are all tucked in– It’s time for DreamCycle! Join our award-winning troupe of circus artists as they lead you on an adventure through the dreamlike space between shadow and light. Become immersed in a strange, yet familiar place as our drowsy and dreamy cast of characters perform astounding […]