Payomet Cirque by the Sea brings the joy and power of circus to Cape Cod with amazing professional circus shows for all ages!  

Cirque by the Sea Presents Saddle Up!  New for Summer 2021

Payomet's Cirque by the Sea team of professional circus artists are back with Saddle Up!, an original production featuring Teddy Ment, Eleanor Getz and Trevor Pearson, with special accompaniment of live music by Roberto Acosta on piano. This multidisciplinary circus theatre show is a wild west adventure, telling the story of an aspiring cowgirl's dreams to work on a ranch to support her family. When she discovers the local ranch has a “men only” policy she disguises herself to fit in with boys. It’s a rooting good time, but the prospector smells something fishy about the new recruit. 

Payomet's professional circus artists present aerial, juggling, acrobatics, comedy, live music and more to tell this timely tale.

Cirque by the Sea performances are 45-60 minutes long. Tickets will be on sale soon!

“Even socially distant, you hear the audience gasp throughout the performance.” –The Provincetown Banner on 2020's Sandman 


Acrobatics, Aerial Fabric, Static Trapeze, Lyra, Juggling, Physical Comedy & Improv, Hooping, Mini Trampoline, Movement

Circus arts come alive again at Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro! Our team of professional certified instructors are offering Circus Camp over a seven-week period for students ages 7 to 14. Every week includes aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, improv, object manipulation, rope climbing and physical training geared to the level of each individual student.

Ages 7 - 14
July 5-August 20 // 9am-2:30pm // Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday


Payomet Cirque by the Sea's new Nature Ninjas class combines introductory circus skills with the natural environment of National Park’s Highland Center Truro. Taught by our team of professional circus artists, this class explores play and human’s natural connection to our environment through movement principles in Acrobatics, Parkour, Juggling, Object Manipulation and many other circus-inspired disciplines. Class will start and end at the ballfield at Highland Center. Parents are welcome to drop their children off for class or come along for the adventure. 

Ages 5 - 14
Saturday, June 26 // 10am-12pm
Wednesdays from July 7–August 18 // 10am-12pm

Circus class for kids


“My son never used to rush out of the house – to anything. Now he the car every time I take him to circus camp. It’s been a real growth thing for him.”


“As early as age ten, my daughter would talk about when she would be going college. Now all she talks about is joining the circus.”