A FringeArts Circus Festival
May-June, 2020

FringeArts presents a two week festival of contemporary circus arts. Featuring performances in the theater, La Peg, and outside in the Haas Biergarten, Hand to Hand brings remarkable levels of artistry and ability together for a thrilling lineup of events—a circus festival perfect for the whole family. Performances and workshops include acrobatics, aerials, clowning, juggling, and everything in between.

Due to travel concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Gravity & Other Myths will no longer be joining the Hand to Hand lineup this June for their show A Simple Space. Currently, all other events are scheduled to occur as planned, as we continue to monitor the situation.

Learn more about the history of contemporary circus on the FringeArts Blog.

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2020 Events

Happy Hour Circus Pop Up

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre
Circus, Happy Hour,
Come for a drink, stay for the circus

May 29-June 5


2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

Circadium Springboard

Circadium School of Contemporary Circus
Circus, Theater,
A showcase of original works by first-year students at Circadium

May 30-May 31


2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

Test Flights

Curated and Hosted by Ben Grinberg
An evening of circus themed works-in-progress showings

Monday, June 1


2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

Cancelled: A Simple Space

Gravity & Other Myths
Circus, Family,
This event has been cancelled.

June 5-June 7


2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

Circus Midway

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Circus, Family,
Learn the arts of the circus in free outdoor workshops!

Sunday, June 7


2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret: Circus Spectacular

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
Cabaret, Circus,
“The Drag Queen King” –The Philadelphia Inquirer

Friday, June 12


2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

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