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Now Booking...

*2016/17 WINTER WONDERLAND TOUR: A quirky fast paced indoor show with our portable rig (26'x24'x20'h)

*THE LOST CIRCUS: Fun and friendly walkabout show perfect for street fairs, markets, festivals or Main St!

*THE SECRET CIRCUS: An interactive school assembly that can be tailored for all grade levels.

*2017 SUMMER UNDER THE BIG TOP: All new themed show for the whole family. Locations TBA...

We're flexible... Have a particular idea or theme in mind for your event? Looking for inspiration? Ask us to create a custom performance for you. Email us at: granitestatecircus@gmail.com

Need a tent? We have two available to rent. 22m big top and a 11mx18m. 

 

OUR STORY:

Granite State Circus is a small family owned show based in Antrim, NH. Officially established in 2014, it is the project of Sara Greene and her daughter, Gigi, who at 8 is already a seasoned performer. "We think of ourselves as Neo-Traditional." says owner Sara Greene. "Granite State Circus is modeled on the small company shows of Europe with roots in the traditional circus of America." Sara began her career on the streets of Galway, Ireland with a group called Circus Culture. She came back to the US, found a job as a horse groom on Big Apple Circus and started training herself as an aerialist, discovered a passion for the tent, and decided she was "home". After many years touring with different shows and having worked in almost every aspect of the circus from performing, to building props and costumes, to fly-in tent specialist, directing and producing seemed like a logical next step. It is also the adventure of a lifetime. 

According to Greene, "Building a small circus here in America is no small feat. It is not only the creative and logistical challenge that interests me, it is about increasing access to circus as a constantly evolving traditional art form. For the public, the circus arts are more relevant than ever. In an increasingly virtual world, it is important to witness people performing physical acts in real time, with real sweat, and with real beauty." The other goal of Granite State Circus is to create more opportunities for emerging circus artists. "We need more small shows where people can go fall in love with the circus, whether they are a spectator or a young person who is curious about circus work." 

In 2016, Granite State CIrcus will debut its first summer season under the big top in the Lakes Region of NH. The show will play from July 2 through September 5 next to Faro's Restaurant at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. "We are so excited to be able to contribute to what the Lake's Region has to offer its summer visitors. We are looking forward to bringing great family entertainment to Weirs Beach. This is real Americana. I think the circus will be a perfect fit." 

 

Here is what our patrons are saying about Granite State Circus...

"Great show!! Granite State Circus!"

"Thanks for the one ring, multi-level, soulful and action packed afternoon!"

"They all came back with rave reviews! It was so well done and flowed beautifully. These guys are not easy to please when it comes to circus."

"We all totally loved the show! Timing was great, pacing, performances - everything!"

"We were thoroughly entertained! I'd bring my family to see this show anytime."