Recent News:

Tickets also available for Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS with a benefit night for the Circus Project on Wednesday, September 6th!

Check out our redesigned adult training companies for 2017-18; Elements & Alchemyas well as our youth training companies Orbits & Swifts!

Check out our Summer Circus Camps for kids & teens!


Who we are:

The Circus Project is Portland’s center for contemporary circus arts. We transcend social barriers and inspire personal transformation through circus instruction and performance.

We offer classes and workshops for adults and children of all ages along two tracks—recreational and pre-professional. 

Our Performance Troupe creates cutting-edge, world-class productions for Portland audiences and beyond. 

In addition, we teach Circus in the Schools and partner with local nonprofits to engage at-risk youth.



The Circus Project is the kind of innovative organization that puts Oregon on the map as a destination for arts and culture.

—Governor Kate Brown, State of Oregon


We have reached the final phase of our expansion campaign! Our ability to offer training programs free of cost to youth in need and create cutting-edge, new work depends upon the generosity of friends like you. Your donations ensure that the Circus Project will continue to transform the lives of those we touch.