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Stars Above: an all American Open Air Circus Comes to Brattleboro

Brooklyn based production company Hideaway Circus is set to stage its open-air family-friendly circus, Stars Above, in Brattleboro, VT in partnership with local presenter, the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) on August 8th to 9th.

“The New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) is working to support the regrowth of circus in America,” explains NECCA’s Producing Director Serenity Smith Forchion.  “We hosted Hideaway Circus for a residency in 2021 when they created their first major touring show.  That show was a huge success, and we’re really pleased to welcome them back with a quick stop in their now packed touring schedule!”

Stars Above is an all-ages production that seamlessly blends contemporary and traditional circus arts. The performance, delivered by an international cast of skilled performers, unfolds on a custom-built circular stage and aerial rig, beneath the vast expanse of the sky.

Circus director Lyndsay Aviner shares, “We are eager to present Stars Above to Brattleboro . . . we have further diversified our lineup, introducing exhilarating acts including an extraordinary rollerskating duo and a beautiful acrobatic bicycle act.”

The show will be offered in NECCA’s grassy backyard and offers three tiers of seating: General Admission, where spectators can bring their own portable chair or blanket; Premium Seating, providing a comfortable outdoor spectator lawn chair; and the VIP Experience, which offers center-front seating with the most comfortable chairs.

“Circus outdoors in the summer is magic” adds Forchion. “Come to Stars Above and create unforgettable memories, because circus transcends language, age, and culture, and can  truly offer a universally joyful experience.”

The circus will be performing on Tuesday, August 8th at 7PM and Wednesday August 9th at 4PM. Ticket prices range from $25 to $65 and are available at

New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) is an educational center working to empower a community of artists, students, and staff to strengthen their skills and achieve their goals through the joyful and transformative power of circus arts. The non-profit organization offers recreational circus classes, pre-professional and professional programs, performances and workshops. 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, VT.

Main image: Photo@Courtney Cania

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