Summer 2017 Updates:
Registration is now open! There are a couple classes that we are still determining if/when they will be held.
Click here to see the schedule and determine what classes to take.
Once you've decided, click here to Register
You can also download the registration forms to print out and bring to class if you prefer. Click here for the paper registration forms.
We will have appearance waivers at the fields or you can click on the paper registration forms to print out a copy and fill out in advance.

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What We Do

OPENAIR Circus is a non-profit community-based circus. Our primary program is our summer circus, where we offer classes and performances each summer. In addition, we offer workshops and a teen-leadership program, and performance opportunities to people of all ages.

Summer Program

From the end of June through the end of July we teach circus and performing skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. Our classes are 1 hour long in the afternoon. A registration fee of $20/child or $30/family covers as many classes as the student is interested in. To see what our schedule typically looks like, here is last year's class schedule.

We then rehearse for a week, and put on four full circus performances under a big top, typically in Nunziato Field, in Union Square, Somerville, during the first weekend in August.

Registration typically opens June 1st each summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Jehlen at or 617-947-1191.

Mailing List

To stay up on our performances, workshops, the summer session, and every other thing that's going on, please contact Peter Jehlen at and tell us what you're interested in hearing about.
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Help Out

Click here for a list of some of the volunteer opportunities we have available

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