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2023 Philadelphia Regional AYCO Festival

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Hosted by Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

6452 Greene Street
Philadelphia PA 19119

On-site parking is around the back of the building. Turn onto Cliveden Street and follow it around to the back!

The school is easily accessed through public transit.

Tentative Schedule:
8am Check-In
9.15am Workshop #1
10.45am Workshop #2
12pm Lunch (bring your own)
1pm Workshop #3
2.30pm Workshop #4
4.15pm Workshop #5
5.30pm Dinner (provided)
6.15pm Festival Showcase
8pm Cirque Us performance (purchase tickets separately here!)

Showcase Applications

The showcase application deadline has been extended to Saturday, April 1st 11.59pm Eastern Time!



PLEASE NOTE: Each person wishing to register for the event (youth, chaperone, showcase audience member, volunteer, or workshop leader) must have THEIR OWN account with a unique email address and be logged in when registering. There is only one registration per account. (For example: If you are a parent buying tickets for two of your children, please make separate accounts for each child and buy their ticket while logged into their account!) Any questions about registration, membership, or trouble logging in should be directed to

AYCO youth member: $90
Non AYCO youth member: $100

PSCA student discount: $20 off **Must use code to receive discount. Please check with PSCA for the code – the discount CANNOT be applied retroactively if you register without it!**

AYCO Youth membership costs $35/year and you get special surprises in the mail, a monthly email newsletter just for youth, discounts on AYCO events, and discounts on circus gear! Click here to get a Youth Membership or become a member when you register for the festival above!

Showcase ticket: $10 (Showcase attendance is included with youth registration. Chaperones must purchase a ticket for admission to the Showcase. Chaperones can purchase tickets online at the time of registration as a chaperone, or can purchase at the door. Guests can purchase tickets online by clicking the registration link, or at the door.)

Attendees must be at least 8 years old at the time of the festival.

All chaperones must register (for no cost). Chaperones have access to a separate chaperone space and dinner. The Chaperones may not attend workshops. For admission to the evening Showcase, chaperones must purchase a Showcase ticket as space is limited. One chaperone can be responsible for up to 10 youth.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms may cancel registration and receive a full refund at any time. Refunds for other reasons are allowed until a week before the event – Saturday April 8th (email


All festival attendees must fill out the event waiver in order to participate. (This includes chaperones, workshop leaders, staff, and volunteers). Please make sure to fill this out before coming to the festival!


You must register and pay for your ticket before signing up for workshops!

Workshop sign-up opens Friday, March 17th at 12pm Eastern Time. The tentative workshop schedule will be available to view before then starting Monday, March 13th.

Please note: Workshop sign-up is on a different system than you used to register! However, you must use the same FULL NAME and the same EMAIL ADDRESS when creating an account for workshop sign-up so that the two systems match. Check out our handy FAQ about signing up for workshops using the Sched website here!

Questions about the festival and workshops should go Shana Kennedy at


Bring your own lunch!
Dinner provided: pizza (sides options for those with food restrictions).

COVID Policies


We’re asking all staff, coaches, chaperones, and students to pre-screen for any illness including symptoms of COVID-19 and to not attend if they feel unwell.

Face Coverings
Face coverings are optional. Since some participants will be traveling from other cities or even other states, masks are encouraged but not required.

Sanitation and Social Distance
We’ve placed social distancing reminders and markers throughout the building, and will be following CDC guidelines and EPA approved disinfectants on all our high-touch surfaces on a daily basis.

Workshop Leader Applications

Workshop leader application have closed. The deadline was Friday, March 3rd at 11.59pm Eastern Time.