Upcoming Performances

Speakeasy Circus, Spring / Summer Run

May 23, June 27, July 25 and August 22, 2014
Two shows a night! 7:00pm and 10:00pm
OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA
This is an 18+ event

Celebrate the spirit of the roaring ‘20s with live music, glittering dancers, and jaw-dropping circus spectacle.

Get dolled up in your finest threads and put on your dancing shoes! Join us as we transform A.R.T.’s OBERON into the Oberon Social Club, a hot new speakeasy guaranteed to liven up the scene. The cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with phenomenal acts, including acrobatic feats of strength, astounding juggling, high-energy hooping, titillating burlesque, and glamorous aerial performances, all set to the sounds of the hippest electroswing and jazz in Boston.

Enter our underground cabaret and get front row seats to a spectacular show both on and offstage. Seedy thugs mingle with drunken socialites, flappers dance their cares away, and the band keeps the joint jumpin'. Through it all, our club's proprietor will have to make deals with bootlegging gangsters, keep away from the fuzz, and manage one sassy diva. Will he be able to balance his unstable partnership with an unsavory crime boss and his dream of having the coolest club around? Will the business of the underworld be too much for him? Wild times are sure to ensue!

Two shows every night! Following the late show, stay for a swingin’ dance party that goes until 1:00 am.


Past Events

Speakeasy Circus

November 22nd, December 20th, January 3rd, and February 7th
Two shows a night! 7:30pm and 10:00pm
OBERON
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA
This is an 18+ event

Step inside the OBERON for a circus revue steeped in the glory of Old Vaudeville. The BCG's Speakeasy Circus is back, this time with two shows a night!

Cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with their acrobatic feats of strength, high-energy hooping, and comedic juggling antics. Celebrate the best of the roaring ‘20s with live jazz vocals, glittering dancing girls, and jaw-dropping circus spectacles at the Speakeasy Circus.

For tickets, check out OBERON's main site. More info over here!


Cirque of the Dead

October 31st, November 1st
Doors open at 7:30pm, show start at 8:00pm.
OBERON
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA
This is an 18+ event

This Oct 31 & Nov 1, Boston Circus Guild presents a Halloween spectacular like no other. Join us for Cirque of the Dead, a macabre and tasteless night of circus, music and gore. Come see BCG as you've never seen us before for two horrific nights where the undead feast on human flesh, vicious creatures lurk in every shadow and sadistic sociopaths search for new victims to torture. Look on in disgust and fascination as we take you on a gruesome journey featuring live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, contortion and more! We will shock and amaze you, and occasionally tickle your funny bone...before ripping it out of its socket!

This show is not for the faint of heart! You never know what kind of mess will end up in your lap...because you'll never see the killer coming. Creative attire strongly encouraged, and if you look like a zombie the rest of the horde is less likely to eat you. Cirque of the Dead is coming for you, and no one will escape us!


Speakeasy Circus

July 20th
Outside the Box Festival
Boston Common
Boston, MA
This is an 18+ event

Step inside the Spiegeltent Speakeasy for a circus revue steeped in the glory of Old Vaudeville. Cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with their acrobatic feats of strength, high-energy hooping, and comedic juggling antics. Celebrate the best of the roaring ‘20s with live jazz vocals, glittering dancing girls, and jaw-dropping circus spectacles at the Speakeasy Circus. Promo Video

See the Outside the Box Festival's page

See the writeup about the event here!


Bohemian Bacchanalia

February 28th, March 1st
OBERON
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA
This is an 18+ event

Enter a world of debauchery, drunken revelry, and wild and mystical festivities! The Bacchanalia is back with new performers, new acts, and three bands! Strut your stuff to the swingin' brass'em sass'em sounds from Hot Club of Somerville on Thursday, enjoy the soul stylings of Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys on Friday, and dance along to the vivaciousness of Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band both nights. For two magical evenings you are invited to come experience some of the most talented artists in New England, including aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, dancers & burlesque performers. Come for the carousing and merrymaking and have a sexy, uproarious good time!


Boston Circus Showcase

Friday, February 1st
OBERON
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA

Watch live performances by our roster of aerialists, acrobats, belly dancers, contortionists, stiltwalkers, jugglers, hula hoopers, living statues, burlesque dancers, and versatile live bands.

Note: This event is intended for those in the event industry (event planners, marketing and sales, etc.) or those planning an event such as a wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah


Threshold

September 22nd, 2012
Elm Street Middle School
Keefe Auditorium
Elm Street, Nashua, NH

After having had two very successful nights in Somerville, the Boston Circus Guild is taking THRESHOLD on the road! Join us in Nashua, NH, as our acrobats and musicians once again tell the story of life, love, longing, and the thresholds between us all.


Threshold

June 28 & 29, 2012
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, MA

Do you remember your first kiss? That intense, liminal moment before your lips touched, while the universe hung suspended on your breath, when it seemed like anything could happen? A moment after which nothing had changed and yet nothing and no one would ever be the same?

The Boston Circus Guild's THRESHOLD is that moment, captured in the endless second that an aerialist hovers, vulnerable, in empty space; in the instant of perfect balance that a contortionist finds amid the twisting chaos of her limbs; in the breath-catching stillness in the rhythm of music and movement.

THRESHOLD is our most ambitious production yet, bringing together dance, music, and circus arts to tell the stories of the thresholds between each other and the motions of ourselves as we cross and re-cross them.


Bohemian Bacchanalia

Feb. 23 & 24, 2012
Club Oberon
Cambridge MA
This is an 18+ event

Enter a world of debauchery, drunken revelry, and wild and mystical festivities! The Bacchanalia is back with new performers, new acts, and a new band! Enjoy the soul stylings of Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys and dance along to the vivaciousness of Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. For two magical evenings you are invited to come experience some of the most talented artists in New England, including aerialists, jugglers, dancers & burlesque performers. Come for the carousing and merrymaking and have a sexy, uproarious good time!