What is Circa 51?

CIRCA 51 is the recreational teen and adult performance troupe of the Vancouver Circus School family. Its mission is to provide training and performance opportunities for students that wish to increase their passion for circus. Performers enrolled in CIRCA 51 will be supported in act and show development and will have an opportunity to perform their finished work.   Circa 51 students must be enrolled in at least 1 class to participate in the program.

When Does Next CIRCA 51 Program start?

January 3 2023

When does CIRCA 51 Train

Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm

Who is Eligible to become a CIRCA 51 Member?

  • Currently enrolled students 14yrs and older
  • Minimum of one previous session of technical training on at least one apparatus
  • Positive attitude and an eagerness to perform
  • Sense of teamwork and community

What are my commitments to the program?

  • Students are required to commit to the entire 5 months of the CIRCA 51 Program
  • Regular attendance to CIRCA 51 training from 6pm to 8pm
  • Willingness to participate both on and off stage
  • Additional rehearsals may be required closer to show dates

What are the costs involved in the CIRCA 51 Program and what does it include?

The CIRCA 51 Program cost is $175.00 plus taxes per month and includes:

  • 2hr CIRCA 51 training 6pm-8pm
  • 10% discount on all regular Vancouver Circus School classes for CIRCA 51 Members.
  • Free monthly membership open training ($75 value)
  • Opportunities to perform at festivals and other special events throughout the year
  • Opportunities to perform and learn behind the scenes show production
  • Meeting friendly new people in the VCS family
  • Great introduction to training and performing, for students looking to audition for the Ring Masters Program in the future
  • High level performance training with Michael Maan and guest coaches

This term’s CIRCA 51 Show project is…

To produce a show for May 6th to celebrate our co founder Aaron Johnson as a fundraiser to Social Circus Foundation.   CIRCA 51 members may also have the opportunity to participate in smaller performances throughout the year.

Important Dates

  • January 3rd 2023 Circa51 opens
  • May 6th 2023 Spring show
  • October 28th 2023 Carved Halloween show

Registration & Information

  • CIRCA 51 Members are required to register for Circa51 and 1 class

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