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2019 Boston Regional Festival

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Hosted by the The Commonwealth Circus Center & Circus Up

Venue Information:
8 Brookley Rd, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Orange Line T to Forest Hills or Green Street
617 841 8629

9:30am – Welcome and Safety Talk, Group Warm-Up
10am – 11:15am – Workshop Block 1
11:30am – 12:45pm – Workshop Block 2
12:45 – 1:45pm – Lunch! (Lunch will be provided)
1:45 – 3pm – Workshop Block 3
3:15 – 4:30pm – Workshop Block 4
4:30 – 6pm – Break, tech and set up for Showcase
5:15pm – Pizza Party!
6pm – Doors open for Showcase
6:15pm – 6:45pm – Showcase
7:15pm – 7:45pm – Clean up & End of day

Chaperone Information Youth under 8 years of old must arrive and remain with a chaperone throughout the day. The $25 chaperone ticket includes access to the space, a showcase ticket, morning coffee and lunch.

Showcase tickets If you are not registered for the festival but would like to watch the Showcase, you must purchase a $10 showcase ticket.

Refunds Full refunds available up to a week before the event on June 15th. After June 15th, refunds are available only in the case of extraordinary circumstances, like a serious injury, by emailing

Questions Any questions about registration should be directed to Questions about the festival itself and workshops can go to

IMPORTANT: To attend the festival, you must follow all three steps: 1) Register, 2) Sign Up for Workshops, and 3) Sign Waiver!

1) Register

Festival Pricing Philosophy Statement: As part of our social circus focus for this event, we are offering a variety of price points so that youth from different socio-economic backgrounds can attend. We encourage each participant and family to pay what they are able to. Please pay more if you can and less if you can’t!

How to Pick a Ticket Price: We acknowledge that talking about money can be uncomfortable! Our intention with this tiered pricing structure is to create a festival that is inclusive of youth participants from a wide range of economic backgrounds. We do not intend to offend any current or potential community member! If you have concerns or questions about your ability to participate financially, please contact us at

When selecting your ticket price for the 2019 Boston Regional AYCO Festival please consider the income guidelines listed below. These are general guidelines; we understand that people may have factors and circumstances to consider in addition to these, but we offer them to try to help each family find the most appropriate category).

If your household income is:

$75K or higher, please consider paying $90/$100
$45-$75K, please consider paying $55-$80
Less than $45K, please consider paying $35

Ticket Price Options:

  1. Youth Non-Member + Donation – $100 (Donate to help a lower-income participant to attend this festival!)
  2. Youth AYCO Member + Donation – $90 (Donate to help a lower-income participant to attend this festival!)
  3. Youth Non-Member: $80
  4. Youth AYCO Member: $70
  5. Youth Reduced Price Option 1: $55
  6. Youth Reduced Price Option 2: $35
  7. Chaperone: $25
  8. Showcase Ticket Only: $10

        Additional means of price assessment, if needed:

  • If you own your own home, please consider paying $90/$100
  • If your child attends a private school and does not receive a full or almost-full scholarship, please consider paying $80-90
  • If your child gets free or reduced-cost lunch at their school, it’s reasonable to pay $35

2) Workshop Sign-Up

View the 2019 Boston AYCO Regional Festival schedule & directory.

Workshop sign up opens May 25th. You must be registered before you can sign up for workshops! However, sign up for workshops is on a separate website called Sched (different from the registration website/AYCO member portal), and you must create a Sched account as well. (If you already have one, you can just log in!)

3) Waiver

All participants must sign a waiver before participating in the regional.

Workshop Leader Application

The workshop leader application deadline is May 15th.

Showcase Application

The Showcase is casual opportunity to show off your skills to everyone at the end of festival! The showcase application will open closes Saturday, June 15th.