Recent News:


On 4/21 we celebrated the Circus Project's 10th Anniversary and World Circus Day with a Flash Mob!

Transform lives & make circus accessible to all! Contribute to our new Scholarship Fund - Donate!

Join the fun this summer! Circus Summer Camps for kids 5-15!  

Our 2017-2018 Training Companies will be presenting their culminating performances June 2-9.  Join us for an entertaining evening!

Currently accepting applications for 2018 youth & adult training companies! Program and audition details here. 


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 homeless and traditionally underserved 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