ANIMAL-FREE CIRCUSES

 

The following list of circuses, touring productions, schools and variety entertainers do not use animal acts in their shows. Please consider one of them for your enjoyment or your next fundraising event.

 

 

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

P. O. Box 1917

New York, NY 10009

Phone: 212-726-1935, 1-877-BINDLES

Email: circus@bindlestiff.org

http://www.bindlestiff.org/menu/contact.html

Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, Wild West Shows, Burlesque, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals.

 

Circus Center

755 Frederick Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: 415-759-8123

E-mail: info@circuscenter.org

http://www.circuscenter.org

Inspiring passion for circus arts through training, performance, and community outreach programs.

 

Circus Ethiopia
Aweke Emiru, Director
PO Box 22314 Code 1000
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: ++251-1-181671
www.lefourneau.com/artistes/circus/index.htm
circus@telecom.net.et

 

Circus Finelli

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area

Phone: 415-545-8393

E-mail: mail@circusfinelli.com

http://www.circusfinelli.com

Circus Finelli is San Francisco's all-women clown troupe. They host a twice-monthly variety show (the Circus Finelli Revue), perform at theatres and music venues, as well as private events. Circus Finelli is a multi-lingual troupe, joking in several languages. Their style draws from the traditions of European Circus, and American Vaudeville. They present irreverent circus comedy with danger and delight.

 

Circus Garden
230 Bayview Drive, Suite 4
Barrie, ON L4N 4Y8
Canada
Phone: 1-866-451-6231
www.circusgarden.com

 

Circus Luminous

2778-D Agua Fria St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-992-2588
E-mail: mail@wisefoolnm.org

http://www.wisefoolnewmexico.org/circus-luminous.html

An annual "new circus" extravaganza featuring "breath-defying" circus acts created and performed by Wise Fool New Mexico combined with dance by Moving People Dance Theatre and original music. Circus Luminous has become a Santa Fe family tradition for Thanksgiving Weekend, playing to sold out audiences at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center since 2002.

 

Circus of the Kids

9042 Shoal Creek Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32312

Phone: 1-866-CIRCUS-5

E-mail: bruce@circusofthekids.com

www.circusofthekids.com

Teaches circus arts at schools, resorts and summer camps, offering one-day workshops and school assemblies to full-fledged residencies lasting several weeks.

 

CIRCUS OZ

Circus Australia Ltd.
PO Box 504
Port Melbourne
Victoria 3207
Australia

Phone: +61 3 9646 8899

E-mail: admin@CircusOz.com.au

http://www.circusoz.com

The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that adults and children can enjoy together. Expect two hours of breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy and a spectacular live band.

 

CIRCUS SMIRKUS

The Circus Barn
1 Circus Rd.
Greensboro, VT 05841
Phone: 802-533-7443

E-mail: info@smirkus.org

http://www.circussmirkus.org/

Continuing a 23-year tradition of bringing joy and magic to towns all over New England and New York, this traveling youth circus performs in towns all over New England.

 

Circus Vargas

Based in California.

Phone: 1-877-GOTFUN1

E-mail: info@circusvargas.org

http://www.circusvargas.org/

New owners and NO ANIMALS!  An ingenious mélange of unparalleled artistry and comical relief featuring traditional acts and modern concepts.

 

CIRCUS ZAPPARELLI

4 Mallow Street, Hume
Manchester, M15 5DG

United Kingdom 0161 232 7807

E-mail: circus@zapparelli.co.uk

http://www.zapparelli.co.uk/acts.htm

 

CIRQUE DREAMS

1985 N.W. 18th St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: 954-975-9525

E-mail: info@cirqueproductions.com

http://cirqueproductions.com/index.php

Founded in 1993 as the first American company combining the European cirque-style of performance artistry with American circus arts and Broadway theatrics.

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

8400 Second Avenue

Montreal H1Z 4M6 Quebec

Canada
Phone: 800-678-2119, 514-722-2324

E-mail: contact@cirquedusoleil.com

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/home/americas/usa.aspx

Famous the world over, this circus blends music, athleticism and dance to take its audience on a metaphorical journey breaking all the rules along the way. There are more than a dozen productions currently available.

 

CIRQUE ELOIZE

417, rue Berri
Montréal, Québec H2Y 3E1

Canada
Phone: 514-596-3838
E-mail:
eloize@cirque-eloize.com

http://www.cirque-eloize.com/

Combines circus arts with music, dance and theatre in a path-breaking and original manner.

 

Cirque Lili
Produced by Campagnie J. Thomas
ARMO-CIE Jerome Thomas
42 Rue Monge
21000 Dijon
France
Phone: +33(0)3 80 30 39 16
www.jerome-thomas.com

 

CIRQUE PLUME

37, rue Battant
F-25000 Besançon

France
Phone: +33 3 81 81 38 80
E-mail:
info@cirqueplume.com

http://www.cirqueplume.com/indexgb.htm

Performances combine music, dance, comedy and gymnastics.

 

EARTH CIRCUS

Earth Circus Productions
P.O. Box 3167
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 USA
Phone: 650-726-6679
E-mail:
anne@earthcircus.com

http://www.earthcircus.com/

 

FERN STREET CIRCUS

Fern Street Community Arts, Inc.
P.O. Box 621004
San Diego, CA 92162
Phone: 619-235-9756

E-mail: laura@fernstreetcircus.com

http://www.fernstreetcircus.org/

Fern Street Circus was founded in 1990 by John Highkin and Cindy Zimmerman to explore circus as an artistic and narrative form and to function as a means for artists to work in neighborhoods. The first production, in 1991, launched an annual series of whimsical, narrative circus shows set amid an urban landscape. These eagerly anticipated productions are premiered in Balboa Park each spring, then form the basis for a Southern California neighborhood tour during the remainder of the year. In addition, artists from Fern Street Circus are available for corporate and community work, providing entertainment ranging from a single performer to an entire circus production.

 

FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS

Australia
Phone: 02 6021 7044

E-mail: info@fruitflycircus.com.au

http://www.fruitflycircus.com.au/

Based in Albury Wodonga on the New South Wales and Victorian border, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus is Australia's only full time circus training institution for children. Performances are a blend of circus, dance theater and live percussion with attitude.

 

FLYING HIGH CIRCUS

Florida State University
P. O. Box 3064026

Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: 850-644-5746
E-mail:
circus@www.fsu.edu

http://circus.fsu.edu/index.html

Performances feature high-wire acts, juggling, bicycle tricks and acrobatics.

 

GAMMA PHI CIRCUS

Illinois State University
Campus Box 7130
Normal, IL 61790-7130
Phone: 309-438-2690

http://www.gammaphicircus.ilstu.edu/

 

GREAT ALL AMERICAN YOUTH CIRCUS

Community Circus Arts Corporation
YMCA of the East Valley
P.O. Box 7941
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: 909-798-9622 ext. 205
E-mail:
mramiro@ymcaeastvalley.org

http://www.ycircus.org/

 

GREGANGELO & VELOCITY CIRCUS TROUPE

San Francisco, California
Phone: 415-664-0095
E-mail:
velocitysf@gregangelo.com

http://gregangelo.com

 

HICCUP CIRCUS

Hawaii
Phone: 808-965-8756
http://www.hawaiispace.com/

This circus performs at community events and works with schools.

 

IMPERIAL CIRCUS OF CHINA

Phone: (407) 993-4000

E-mail: producer@imperialcircus.com

http://www.imperialcircus.com/info.html

Considered the best of all Chinese circuses, it has played an important role in cultural exchanges between China and other nations.

 

JIM ROSE CIRCUS

E-mail: jimrosecircus@jimrosecircus.com

http://www.jimrosecircus.com/newest_site/flash/main.html

Peopled with unique human beings who are imbued with warped talents, ringleader Jim Rose and his eccentric troupe, the Jim Rose Circus, traverse the USA.

 

Lazer Vaudeville
631 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302-5017
Phone: 800-206-1008
LazerVaudeville@msn.com

http://performingarts.net/Vaudeville/

 

LES COLPORTEURS

Maison Allignol
07220 Saint Thomé, France

Phone: +33 (0)6 82 25 41 83

E-mail:  fanny@lescolporteurs.com

http://www.lescolporteurs.com/spip.php?lang=en

Dancers, illusionists and air musicians. Circus, dance, theater and magic.

 

MEXICAN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS

Contact Xentel DM Incorporated for booking information.
Phone: 1-800-661-0178 or 403-541-1681

The Mexican International Circus is set with a swirl of bouncing acrobats, daring trapeze and high wire artists, glamorous showgirls, contortionists and clowns in a fantastic spectacle! Founded in 1983, the Mexican International Circus is the largest and most prestigious animal-free circus performing under the Big Top today.

 

MODERN GYPSIES

New York

Phone: 917-710-5080
E-mail:
info@modern-gypsies.com

http://www.modern-gypsies.com/

Since 1995, Michael "Dirt" Saab, creator and director of The MODERN GYPSIES, has traveled the globe thrilling audiences of all ages, shapes, and sizes with original interactive entertainment.  The Modern Gypsies' cutting edge performance art blends exhilarating danger and mesmerizing visual effects with comedy and skill.  The acts run the gamut from fast-paced high energy to stunning breath-taking beauty. A spectacle which appeals to the primal core in all of us.

 

MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS

The European Entertainment Corporation
The Entertainment Corporation
The Park, Oaksey, Malmesbury

Wiltshire SN16 9SD

Phone: 01666 575200

E-mail: admin@theentertainmentcorp.co.uk

http://www.moscowstatecircus.com/

Russia's greatest and most talented circus performers push the boundary of human physical ingenuity to its limits.

 

The New Pickle Circus
Circus Center
755 Frederick Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415-759-8123
www.circuscenter.org

 

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS

645 State Hwy. 165

Branson, MO 65616

Phone: 1-877-21-CHINA (1-877-2124462)
Email:
info@nscc.biz

http://acrobatsofchina.com

Offering breathtaking feats of strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, contortion and magic.

 

NO FIT STATE CIRCUS

P.O. Box 238
Cardiff, Wales, CF24 0XS, United Kingdom 029 20488734
Phone:
+44 (0)29 2022 1330
E-mail: nofitstatecircus@net.ntl.com

http://www.nofitstate.org/

NoFit State Circus are leading the renaissance of contemporary circus in the UK, producing professional touring productions at all scales and a wide range of community, training, and education projects for people of all ages.


Russian American Kids Circus
Brad Simon Organization, Inc.
122 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-980-5920
www.rakidscircus.org

 

7 FINGERS

225 roy est #205
Montréal (Qc) H2W 1M5
info@7doigts.com
Phone: 514-521-4477
E-mail:
info@7doigts.com

http://7doigts.com/w/menu

Aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, and the wit and humor of young international circus performers.

 

SWAMP CIRCUS THEATRE

19 Wansfield Rd.
Brightside, Sheffield, S4 8BE, United Kingdom
Phone: 0114 256 0962

E-mail: swampcircus@btinternet.com

http://www.swampcircus.com/

All human circus theater with an environmentally flavored artistic direction.

 

THE GREEN ROADSHOW

Ham Mill's Yard, Bowlish
Shepton Mallet
Somerset BA4 5JH, United Kingdom
E-mail:
info@greenroadshow.demon.co.uk

http://www.greenroadshow.co.uk/circus.html

 

 

 

August 2010: When we completed this list, these shows were animal free. We cannot guarantee that the economy or other factors won't change the policies. You can help keep them animal-free by supporting them. Pass this information along to family, friends and community officials. If you know of other animal-free circuses not on our list, please send us the information.