SAN DIEGO'S ORIGINAL SINGLE-RING CIRCUS
Founded in 1990 and revived in 2014, Fern Street Circus has long been loved for mixing adults, teens, and children, professionals and students, and artists the circus, musical, and visual arts into its annually created shows since 1991.
Fern Street Circus is San Diego’s original single-ring, social circus, using circus to build community and teach circus and life skills to low income youth. Fern Street has performed in underserved neighborhoods from Calexico to Golden Hill, San Ysidro to Anaheim. Fern Street Circus is Cirque du Soleil’s Social Action Partner in San Diego.
We perform throughout the year in events large and small, all across San Diego County. The highlight of Fern Street's year is the annual Neighborhood Tour each October, free-of-charge shows in City parks in underserved neighborhoods. This full Fern Street Circus show features professional circus and musical artists, live music, a bilingual presentation, and student performers from Fern Street's After-School Circus Program. Neighborhood Tour 2018 is scheduled for October 5 – 28 in Mid-City San Diego parks.
Fern Street Circus was San Diego International Airport's first-ever Performing Arts Residence in 2016.
"The People's Circus." San Diego Union-Tribune
Fern Street Circus is available to grace your community event, corporate gathering, or fund raising gala: from a full, customizable show to a Fern Street Sampler.
We bring a cavalcade of acrobats, stiltwalkers, clowns, jugglers, musicians, and variety artists. Individual Fern Street performers are also available to enliven and animate your event, as meet-&-greet or walk-around artists.