AYCO Boston Regional Youth Circus Festival

June 3rd, 2017 at Esh Circus Arts



Schedule sign-ups will open at 8am EST on May 23nd!

View the 2017 Boston Regional schedule & directory.

Festival Information


Member rate: $70 (Earlybird $55 until May 1st)

Non-Member rate: $80 (Earlybird $65 until May 1st)

Chaperone rate: $25

Show ticket: $10



Stay tuned for more details on workshops! All details about sign ups and our Sched system can be found here. If you would like to teach a workshop, fill out this survey by May 1st! Workshop Leader Application


Sign Waiver Here

All festival attendees must fill out a waiver in order to participate. Please fill this out before coming to the festival!


Youth under 8 years of old must arrive and remain with chaperone throughout the day. Youth 8+ who are not attending with a chaperone will be introduced to a volunteer chaperone at the beginning of the day who they can reach out to if they need anything during the course of the event.  They will eat in a designated area with AYCO volunteer chaperones, and will be required to check out with their volunteer chaperone when they leave the space for the day.

The $25 chaperone admission includes access to the space, coffee, lunch, dinner, and a showcase ticket. For safety’s sake, we ask chaperons to stay in the small lounge area during workshops.



The showcase will feature the diverse and talented young circus performers at the festival. Showcase admission is included in chaperone and participant registration. Standalone tickets are available for $10.

All youth festival attendees are encouraged to submit an act to perform in the showcase. If you would like to submit an act to perform, please complete this form by May 1st. Showcase spots are limited, so please note that submitting an act does not guarantee inclusion in the showcase. We will include as many acts as possible!

Showcase Application


Absolutely no experience is necessary to attend. Workshops will be divided by skill level, and beginner workshops will be offered every session. Prerequisites are set for more advance workshops and will be adhered to. Children under 8 are welcome to register, but they must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times, and some workshops may be beyond their ability.


The festival will be held at Esh Circus Arts:

44 Park St, Somerville, MA 02143

For more information, visit Esh’s contact page.


Questions about the festival? Contact festival director Rachael at info@eshcircusarts.org. If you have questions about Amilia or the Sched.org program, please contact sam@americanyouthcircus.org.


If you are interested in volunteering at the festival,  please contact Rachael at info@eshcircusarts.org.


We look forward to seeing you June 3rd!