Thank you for your interest in performing in the 2015 NYC American Youth Circus Festival Youth Showcase!

We encourage festival participants of all skill levels and abilities to perform in the Showcase. Each act should be complete and well-rehearsed before the festival date. Solo and duo acts should be 2-5 minutes long. Acts with larger groups should be 2-7 minutes long. If your group would like to submit more than one act, please be sure the acts are diverse and showcase different youth performers, and please submit a separate application for each act.

This is not a competition. We are excited to display the diverse talents and skills of the youth circus community!

Technical Info: The performance area is located within Circus Warehouse where the festival workshops will take place. Each act will have one chance during the festival day to rehearse and tech their act. Performers should provide their own music, costumes, and (as possible) props.

Please submit your application by October 1, 2015.

Please note: completing this application does not register you for the festival! Visit to register. Only registered festival participants will be able to perform in the showcase.

Address any questions to Showcase Director Polly Solomon at:

We will be in touch with you once we receive your application!