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Trenton Circus Squad is a vehicle for the aspirations of our Squad members, offering opportunities that help them grow into successful, civically-minded leaders. We may look like a circus, but we’re really an organization that supports kids as they dream big about their own futures. Our Squad members build on their circus experiences to create positive, successful, stable, and happy lives for themselves.

Beginning in 2022, Trenton Circus Squad’s Big Top circus tent will travel around New Jersey each summer, inviting young people to participate in circus workshops and performances. Over time, TCS will develop year-round circus partners in our tour cities who will help us to build an enthusiastic and skilled group of young circus artists around the state. These young people will ultimately be leaders in our residencies while on tour, putting them on a path to take their own big leaps forward.

Our Vision


Free Performances!

June 30th, at 6PM

July 1st, at 6PM

July 2nd, at 2PM & 6PM

July 3rd, at 2PM & 6PM

July 4th, at 4PM & 7PM


“Pay What You Will”

(suggested donation $15)

July 8th, at 6PM

July 9th, at 2PM & 6PM

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To donate through Text-To-Give text "CircusSquad" to 243725.

Trenton Circus Squad presents: Big Top Tour 2022

Trenton Circus Squad returns to Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park for its 2022 Big Top Tour, an annual residency that features 11 public performances by its Youth Squad members. Each summer, the group travels around New Jersey presenting daring feats by trained teen performers, including dazzling acrobatics, high-wire walking, and unicycle stunts. This year’s tour features a new Big Top Tent created by Canobbio Textile, an Italian company known for manufacturing tents for global circus powerhouse, Cirque du Soleil. Trenton Circus Squad aims to inspire young people across New Jersey to take big leaps in life through their free circus programs, where they learn how to cooperate, push themselves, and serve their community – all through the astonishing practice of circus arts.