promoting the growth of young people, in skills, knowledge, and self-confidence, through the performing arts.
Summer Programs

8 - 14 years

This five week program provides instruction in Circus Arts to over 200 children. The Children’s Circus of Middletown culminates in a huge outdoor performance with 200+ performers and over a thousand spectators annually.

For 26 years children have learned juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, clowning, stilting, dance and visual arts and worked with skilled artists to create an original, open-air, Circus every summer since 1988!

Kids work together, build skills, strength and friendships over the course of this unique program.

Session: June 29 - July 31 (raindate August 1st)

Days/Times: Monday - Friday. 9am - 11:30am OR 12:30 - 3pm

Instructor: Circus Artists/Teaching Artists

Tuition: Sliding Scale. See Kids Arts 2015 Application: http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/filestorage/117/119/129/3667/KidsArts-brochure2015_Fillable.pdf

Additional Info: This program is administered by the City of Middletown - Commission on the Arts - Kids Arts.

Financial Aid and Transportation Available to Middletown Residents

Students aged 12 - 15 interested in a full-day of Circus can apply for the Advanced Circus Program.

Advanced Circus Program
12 - 15 years

In conjunction with the Middletown Children's Circus, young people with prior circus experience who want to extend their circus training are invited to enroll in this full day program.

Young people will receive advanced training with Allison McDermott. Expect to work hard - building strength, flexibility and skills over the 5 week session. Advanced Circus students also serve as role models and student leaders in clowning, stilting, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics and puppetry classes and performances.

The Advanced Circus Program performs with the Middletown Children's Circus in the final spectacular!

Session: June 29th - July 31st (raindate August 1st)

Days/Times: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm.

Instructor: Allison McDermott

Tuition: $350

Additional Info: An ACP application must be completed before your registration can be confirmed. Please pick one up at the Playhouse or send us an email at info@oddfellows.org and we'll mail one to you!

Due to the intensive nature of this program students must commit to attend the entire session.