Shows and appearances

And our return to The Kentucky Center in November allows us to present

"The Circus Show"

LEO Weekly - A Little Off Center

CirqueLouis: The Circus Show

...with special guest Ben Sollee!

The circus is often a mystery and misunderstood. It must continue to evolve, to leave behind the ways of the past and make way for a better future. The modern circus is an arena in which all people, of all backgrounds work together. Every individual is honored for their unique talents and abilities, working together to create circus magic.

Come, discover the Cirque Side!

The Sunday Sensory Friendly Performance of CirqueLouis: The Circus Show is made possible with generous support from The Gheens Foundation.

A Sensory Friendly Show Guide is also available to provide a description of the props and overview of what to expect during the show. Please click on the link below.

Pre-Show Event – A Sensory-Friendly Tactile Tour

Sunday, November 17th @ 1:00 PM

At the tactile tour, audience members will have an interactive sensory experience. Those who attend this pre-show event will be able to handle key props, costume pieces and meet some of the performers. This interaction will familiarize those with sensory sensitivities to what they will experience during the show, all while learning about the amazing skills showcased in CirqueLouis: The Circus Show!

In collaboration with Acting Against Cancer we present


Coming to Art Sanctuary August 23-31!

CirqueLouis and LEO Weekly – A Little Off Center present

CirqueLouis: Gravity’s Varieties

November 3rd and 4th Kentucky Center for the Arts

Gravity reigns over the circus artists. Every action - a rise and fall.

The circus artists play their role for the public.

A challenge to break through limitations and find brief flight.

The public reacts to them as they respond to gravity’s harsh consequences.

It pushes back against every action at every moment.

A system ruled only by making the right choice at the right time.

Please note the November 4th, 2:00 PM event is a Sensory Friendly Performance.

VIP seating is located on the stage in close proximity to the performers. Patrons seated in this section will have limited opportunities to exit the stage during the performance, outside of an emergency situation.

For the Sunday performance - please note, that VIP seating will not include sensory friendly enhancements.

Happy Birthday!

You are invited!

Come celebrate Iroquois Amphitheater's 80th birthday with CirqueLouis!

“Happy Birthday!” is a celebration of birthday magic, community, and coming of age. Each year is a new adventure that over time becomes a cherished memory. CirqueLouis' performers will sing, dance, and fly in a circus celebration, each sharing their gift in honor of the venue's anniversary.

The performances are as follows:

Friday, July 20 – show at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 21 – show at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

· Advance tickets purchased by July 4th are $12 for adults, $8 for children and students (ages 3-17 or with a valid student ID), and free for children 2 and under.

· Tickets purchased after July 4th are $16 for adults, $10 for children and students (ages 3-17 or with a valid student ID), and free for children 2 and under.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW and are available online at or in-person (without a transaction fee) at the Iroquois Amphitheater box office. All ages are welcome.


featuring CirqueLouis, 1200 and Chance Designs

Join us May 24th for this innovative show!

U of L Faculty contemporary improvisation group Chance Designs and CirqueLouis collaborate for a fascinating combination of abstract improvisational music and circus acts all tied together through Hip Hop by Jecorey “1200” Arthur. For ticket information, please visit The U of L Percussion Project is designed to promote out-of-the-box thinking and unique experiences for performers, composers, instrument/product designers and audience members. The project takes place each year during the May Music Festival sponsored by the University of Louisville School of Music and comes together in the spirit of collaboration and celebration of all art forms.

Tickets available on Eventbrite here.

Churchill Downs Opening Night!

Churchill Downs combines the Thrill of Racing and the Best of Louisville Arts. Witness a variety of artists, live performances & art installations, and 11 thrilling thoroughbred races make this night a one-of-a-kind experience.

Kentucky Derby Museum Gala

The VoiceTribune coins this Louisville's "Best Black-Tie Event"! Put on your finest and be red carpet ready to gain entrance into the Gala at the Kentucky Derby Museum with some spectacular acrobatic circus arts. Kick off your Derby season right.


Join CirqueLouis April 13th at our own space - Louisville Visual Art presents "ArtSquared":

It's a "black and white" night - tickets on sale here to experience the love February 17th! Join CirqueLouis at 21C Hotel and Museum for this special event with Kentucky Shakespeare!

Going to the game? Make sure to stay in your seat for some circus fun at the halftime mark! Click here to get your tickets!

Join CirqueLouis performance artist Jordan Clark at RAW: Natural Born Artists on January 18th at Mercury Ballroom.

RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.

Purchase tickets here to specifically support Jordan and CirqueLouis for this amazing show featuring all types of art:

JANUARY 13th - Lyric Theater, Lexington, KY

CirqueLouis performance artists Carter Webb, Jessica Marquardt, and Emily Price bring their aerial talents to join the encore performance of Allegro Dance Project's "In Our Element".

DECEMBER 21-24th, 2017 - Northeast Christian Church

Bringing some circus magic to the season - for more details and show information.

NOVEMBER 30th -DECEMBER 1st at Louisville Palace:

CirqueLouis performance artists Jordan Clark and Annabelle Springer appearing in MAGIC Dance's "Nutcracker In A Nutshell" - bringing their circus arts magic to this family classic. (Photos: Holly Kee Photography)

Kaleidoscope: November 3-4, 2017

In 2017 CirqueLouis returns to the Bomhard theater on November 3rd and 4th for a two night run of the original cirque theatre production “Kaleidoscope”.

Join us this fall on a colorful adventure in Kaleidoscope. Inspired by the centuries-old toy; vivid colors and shape shifting form will be brought to life by CirqueLouis’ aerialists, jugglers, and acrobats. Beyond its rich visual surface, Kaleidoscope examines the symbolism of color, the subdivision of the individual, and reintegration of parts to the collective whole.

The experience begins at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby as the CirqueLouis cast guides the audience to the theater through interactive performance.

EAST OF THE SUN: JUNE 9-10, 2017

Cool off this summer with a journey to the Arctic North as the Polar Bear Prince and his bride travel beyond the ice and snow, where only the North Wind blows. CirqueLouis’ acrobats, jugglers, dancers, and aerialists astound on the stage and in the air in this tale which takes us East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

Join us for our next original cirquetheatre production at Iroquois Amphitheater Jun 9th and 10th, 2017 with special appearance by Squallis Puppeteers!

Pinocchio: December 9, 2016


Based on William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Circus follows four lovers and a group of amateur entertainers into the magical world of a Big Top. This circus-within-a-circus spectacle features CirqueLouis’ outstanding troupe of acrobats on the stage and in the air in this unique theatrical circus production.

Featuring music composed and performed by Aby Laby Land.

Photos By Alex Bays

Photos by Brad Cottrell Photography

Bootleg Untapped: December 13, 2015