Circus Shows

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

Circus is at the core of everything we do.​

Circus arts come alive all summer at Payomet! Cirque by the Sea brings the joy and power of circus to Cape Cod with amazing professional circus programming for all ages!

Circus arts not only develop physical abilities in kids, it promotes teamwork, teaches social skills, and helps build confidence and self esteem– and Payomet operates the only circus on Cape Cod.

At Cirque by the Sea’s weekly Circus Camp, each 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. Opportunities for Counselors-in-Training are also available, check in with the circus team for more information.

Last year's show....ROOTS!

Each summer Payomet’s Cirque by the Sea professional circus artists write, produce and perform an original and compelling piece with a contemporary focus or lesson, fun for all ages and family members – not just kids! Their shows have ranged from gender equality to global warming to the effects of pollution and overfishing – each production is educational, unique, and riotous fun for the entire family. Last year’s  was sustainable farming…Roots!

Roots: A Farm to Circus Show
This high flying, barnyard packed circus took the audience on the journey of a young farmer with an entrepreneurial spirit who inherits his family farm– and wants to shake things up, abandon tradition and turn a major profit. But when his big budget plans hit a snag, he’s forced to reevaluate everything. Together with a cast of nimble farm hands they unearth the true value of sustainable farming and sow the seeds of a brighter future with astounding acrobatics, aerialists, and clowns.

It all happens at WHAT for Kids...

In 2023, Payomet Cirque by the Sea partnered with the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) to present our circus programming at their campus on the WHAT for Kids Stage. WHAT is a nonprofit professional theater company dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the Outer Cape through plays and innovative programming that entertains, inspires, and informs a multi-generational audience– and our partnership with them reflects our commitment to our mission: to produce exciting professional live music, theatre, circus arts and humanities events rooted in strong social values.

Get on our mailing list to hear about our exciting 2024 Cirque by the Sea summer programs : original shows, Circus Arts classes for teens and adults plus Circus Camp for kids.

Some of our AMAZING past shows

“WHAT A BLAST!!!! I never wanted to leave. I would give 10 stars if could. And it was safe!! I can’t wait to go back..”

Jesica C.