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"They will leave you holding your breath one minute and laughing the next." -The Real Chicago

Original shows... when a little bit of Aloft just isn't enough.

Sanctuary Cabaret
A punk-rock underground circus cabaret in a 111-year old church--now on the 1st Saturday of every month!

Catch nationally and internationally famous circus performers doing their most personal and prized acts in a gorgeous BYOB environment. Plus, now we are fully legal so we don't have to live in fear of the man shutting us down anymore! It's seriously the best thing you could do on a Saturday night and I'm not just saying that cuz I invented it.

Get tickets online here! Each show sells out fast, so don't delay!

Brave Space

a versatile and bold new performance for public spaces, festivals and non-traditional venues


Brave Space is the building of a blanket fort, hiding under a hoop skirt, an impulsive congregation in the tiniest of tents. Intimate and low tech, this hour-long work of contemporary circus invites the audience to sit nose-to-nose with bold aerialists and acrobats to build the world we want to live in, even for only a few shared moments. An antidote to the daily news cycle, this hypermobile show can pop up in fields, intersections, theaters, and warehouses -- wherever people need beauty, hope, and comfort.

With 7 performers, one tech and minimal tech needs, this show sets up in 20 min. With an interior capacity of only 100 people, Brave Space is a show with no fourth wall, where the audience is as responsible for the artists' safety as the performers themselves.

Brave Space Website!


a large scale show for theaters


“Flock” is an evocative story of humanity. The search for belonging and acceptance is a hunt. We pry strength from the grasp of our vulnerability and isolation. We summon power from our individualism and we gather up our courage. In numbers we are powerful.

Directed by Australian circus powerhouse, Emma Serjeant (Casus, Circa), this show brings the artistic and thrilling qualities of Aussie circus to the USA. A cast of 8 young artists brings a show featuring tightwire, trampoline wall, innovative aerial acts, juggling and dynamic group acts. 

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El Circo Cheapo Cabaret
"An adorably hilarious success"-Time Out


El Circo Cheapo is our most successful show to date, having sold out every performance for the last 10 years! It's become an underground sensation in Chicago and has toured the west coast and traveled for one-off gala events around the country. Fully customizable in terms of length and "adultish-ness", this is a new old-time variety show, with daring, creative acts and some of the most uproarious Masters of Ceremony you'd ever hope to meet.

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Want to delve into our past? Take a look at our archived shows here!
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