The Vespertine Circus

Why book The Vespertine Circus?

A troupe of six multi-talented characters, who have performed both internationally & across the USA.

We put on theatrical and character-driven performances with high level acrobatic skill. Storytelling and circus collide in comical, whimsical entertainment audiences of all ages enjoy.


aerial acrobatics (silks, rope, trapeze, aerial ladder, and aerial-hoop) with a portable 18.5' free-standing rig (outdoors or indoors).
fire dancing (poi, hoop & double-staves)
juggling (solo & duo)
face painting
balloon twisting
hoop dance & contortion
cyr wheel acrobatics
partner acrobatics (2 & 3 person)
& More!



Review by Laura W.

I am thrilled to have attended The Vespertine Circus. Their show was very entertaining, and more importantly, fun! I can't wait to go again and expose my friends to this theatrical gem.

Reviewer: Laura W.
Event: Private Party in Oakland, CA
Event Date: Nov 19, 2010

Review by Gillian G.

The Vespertine Circus brings the charm of a big-top circus to urban denizens. One of the main atmospheric elements of their show is the relatively small size of the venue. The audience is able to be up-close and personal with the caste, creating an intimate connection with the artists. When Jezebel Wilder spins her silk to twirl in the air, you feel the wind in your face.

Can you say "stage presence?" Good, I knew you could. Each member of the troupe has a distinct character, and their personalities come through in their acts. The audience's mood changes as they respond to each artist's emotive performances. Jubilee Maya ensnares admirers with his penetrating gaze while he almost casually contorts his body.

It's playful, it's thrilling, it's beautiful. There's no place I'd rather go with friends on the 3rd Friday of every month. See you there!

Reviewer: Gillian G.
Event: Private Party in Oakland, CA
Event Date: Nov 19, 2010

Review by Avi A.

The Vespertine Circus is above all else, a spectacle to be seen. Whether they are flying above your head, or playing around on stage, they are fun and entertaining as heck. As a constant member of their crowd, I am highly impressed by their variety of acts and willingness to improvise and improve. Not to be missed, highly recommended.

Reviewer: Avi A.
Event: Private Party in Oakland, CA
Event Date: Nov 19, 2010

Review by Candace S.

This circus blew my mind, and the acts flow very well.

Reviewer: Candace S.
Event: Private Party in Oakland, CA
Event Date: Oct 15, 2010

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $500 and up
  • Insurance: 1,000,000 - Our insurance covers the full variety of our acts - both performers and attendants, or for workshops and classes - teachers and students.
  • Languages: English


A dazzling array of acrobatics, juggling, physical comedy & variety acts, conducted by bold and lovable characters in the style that straddles 1915 American Big Top Circus & a contemporary European thespian ensemble, full of audience participation and breathtaking skill.

Additional Booking Notes

Please contact us for a copy of our contract & rider. Our technical needs vary widely depending on what types of acts are being included in the performance for your event.

The Vespertine Circus

Each member of our troupe is interdisciplinary, and was selected for their high skill level, enthusiasm, playfulness, and of course - professionalism.

Our cyr-wheel acrobat placed nationally (twice), our trapeze artist used to fly for Ringling Brothers, our hoop dancer was trained in ballet for over a decade.... everyone in our small company really shines.

These performers deliver high quality circus entertainment in a wee package. We do most of our booking communication over Email to simplify recordkeeping, but are happy to talk over the phone and answer any questions you may have.

Once we've found an entertainment plan that fits your event (whether it's ambient/roaming, or a stage performance), the next step is us sending over a contract, proof-of-insurance (as requested by most venues), and requesting a 30% deposit.

Depending on the location, a performer may be sent to do a site-inspection and make sure the acts in mind will all run smoothly at the venue.

We arrive at a minimum of 30 minutes before any entertainment is planned to begin (longer if there is any rigging, large-equipment, lighting or sound cues to plan - call time varies) to ensure everything runs on time. Full payment is requested (via cheque) the day of the performance.

We pride ourselves on being clear communicators, and are happy to answer any and all questions you may have as you are deciding who to entertain at your event. It's a big deal, hiring a circus! Luckily, circus is our bread-and-butter so we're familiar with all of the logistics. ;)

And if you're looking for something specific that isn't in our bag of tricks, we know a wide network of performers and are always happy to give referrals to help you find the right match.

The team providing the talent:

Bunny Zlotnik


Influences & Inspiration

Children's books about circuses, Commedia Dell Arte, Jim Henson, Ringling Barnum & Baileys, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Charly Chaplin, Tim Burton, Ricochet, and countless other muses.

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with The Vespertine Circus to find out what their setup requirements are.

Free Quote Request


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