Press Room

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This summer, Circus Smirkus presents Flare, a Campfire Story, a virtual show created and performed by the 2021 Big Top Tour Troupe. The online show will be streamed on August 21 at 7:00 PM ET. Check smirkus.org/virtual-events for ticket information.

In 2019, the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour: Carnival, was the company’s 32nd annual summer circus tour, and featured 68 performances in a span of 50 days, across 5 states in 15 towns in the northeastern U.S.
For additional information contact us at tour@smirkus.org.

Below is the 2019 show preview video.

Latest News Coverage

Seven Days – March 25, 2020
Enterprising Vermonters Go Virtual with Online Classes

Boston Globe – July 29, 2019
Big Top Magic

Waltham Patch – July 23, 2019
Circus Smirkus Brings Local Talent Back to Waltham’s Gore Place

Portland Press Herald – July 17, 2019
South Portland Teen has Encore Performance with Circus Smirkus

Arlington Advocate – July 11, 2019
Arlington Resident Performing in Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

Valley News – July 10, 2019
Highlights: Longtime Friends Go on Tour with Circus Smirkus

Mass Appeal – July 10, 2019
A Live Look at Circus Smirkus (VIDEO)

Union Leader – July 10, 2019
Granite State Teens Part of Circus Smirkus’ Summer Tour

Holyoke Sun – June 28, 2019
Holyoke Youth Performs Under the Big Top

Caledonian Record – July 2, 2019
Summer Fun Under the Big Top

My Champlain Valley/Local 22 & Local 44 – July 2, 2019
Running Off with Circus Smirkus (VIDEO) 

Caledonian Record – June 30, 2019
Circus Smirkus Features Local Rising Star

Mass Appeal – June 28, 2019
Circus Smirkus is Coming to Town (VIDEO)

Portland Press Herald – July 31, 2018
South Portland Teen Clowns Around with Circus Smirkus

News Messenger – July 31, 2018
Local Gymnast Takes Talent to Circus

Wicked Local – July 30, 2018
Local Teens Take on Big Adventure as Circus Smirkus Performers

MassLive – July 25, 2018
Circus Smirkus Returning to Northampton

The Nashua Telegraph – July 18, 2018
Circus-Bound: Merrimack Teen Joins The Circus

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady – July 9, 2018
Photo Gallery: Circus Smirkus’ 2018 Big Top Tour Vaudeville

The Bennington Banner – July 6, 2018
Circus Smirkus Returns to Manchester with Four Shows

The Saratogian News – July 6, 2018
Circus Smirkus Set to Entertain Spa City

The Rutland Herald – July 4, 2018
Circus Smirkus Coming to Region July 12-13

The Sentinel Source – June 29, 2018
Spice Up Your Summer with a Circus Celebration!

The Valley Reporter – June 28, 2018
A Circus Smirkus Sneak Peak

Newton TAB – June 19, 2018
Circus Smirkus a family affair for Newton residents

Arlington Advocate – June 7, 2018
Arlington Resident to Perform in Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

Melrose Free Press – August 29, 2017
Melrose 12 Year Old Performs in Youth Circus

WTEN Albany (video & story) – July 11, 2017
Circus Smirkus Comes To Town For Its 30th Year

WPTZ (video)– July 5, 2017
Vermont’s Circus Smirkus Turns 30

Troy Record – July 5, 2017
Circus Smirkus Marks 30th Anniversary

Times Argus/Rutland Herald – July 1, 2017
In Uncertain Times For Circus, Smirkus Thrives

Best of Central Vermont – June 2017 Issue
Circus Smirkus Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Kids VT – May 30, 2017
Born Performer: A Vermont Teen Spends Her Summers in the Circus 

Valley News – March 20, 2017
Sharon Academy Middle Schoolers Stage Circus

Merrimack Journal – March 3, 2017
Merrimack Teen Touring With Southern Circus Group

The Commons Online – March 1, 2017
NECCA welcomes guest artists for annual Circus Spectacular

VillageSoup Knox – February 17, 2017
Droplet Dance drops into the Midcoast

Blank Gold Coast – February 3, 2017
Circus Smirkus: Blanc de Blanc takes a twist on tradition

River Head Local – January 29, 2017
Baiting Hollow teen trapeze artist, juggler lands summer gig with youth circus

The Patch – January 25, 2017 
Local teen sees circus dreams come true

Misadventure Magazine – January 18, 2017
Bravery, not balance, required at “Big Kid” circus camp

WAMC – December 27, 2016
Burlington Prepping for 34th First Night Celebration

Keep Me Current – August 10, 2016
Faces and places

WBUR Radio Boston – August 9, 2016
The Kids Who Clown: Circus Smirkus Summer Tour

My Champlain Valley – August 8, 2016
Circus Smirkus Performers Hit the Streets of Montpelier

The Morning Call – August 5, 2016
Musikfest: Bravo to the buskers (street performers)

Newburyport News – August 4, 2016
The Lookout: Circus comes to town this weekend

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – August 1, 2016
Pine Hill alumn performs with circus

Burlington Free Press – July 29, 2016
Greensboro draws authors and circus artists home

WMUR – July 28, 2016
Circus Smirkus heads to Milford this weekend

Newton Media Center –  July 27, 2016
Newton News: Circus Smirkus 2016

Keep Me Current – July 27, 2016
Circus Smirkus pitching tent in town

The Forecaster – July 26, 2016
Seriously clowning around: Yarmouth student returns to Freeport with Circus Smirkus

The Lafayette Sun – July 20, 2016
Keep Smiling – this week Trenton Golden

Mass Live – July 12, 2016
Holyoke teen spends last summer with Circus Smirkus

WRSI – July 12, 2016
Local Hero Takeover of Circus Smirkus

ABC News 10 – July 8, 2016
Circus Smirkus Traveling to Saratoga Springs this weekend

Yankee Magazine – February 10, 2016
Hidden New England: Greensboro, Vermont

Bennington Banner – January 28, 2016
Circus Arts: Necca, Smirkus continue their collaboration

The Citizen – January 16, 2016
Circus Smirkus recieves national community impact award

Paul Binder Blog – January 8, 2016
The 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus