SHOW Circus Studio begin in the Spring of 2009. Studio owners, Christopher Oakley and Henry Wheaton, came together with a desire to create a circus training space in the Pioneer Valley. Both Henry and Chris loved the Pioneer Valley area and felt that circus was the only thing missing in their Western Massachusetts community. After an exhaustive search for a space with appropriate ceiling height, they found an opening at the Paragon Arts and Industry Building in Easthampton, MA. Together with fellow circus enthusiasts Marah MacRostie and Stephanie Santoro, they turned their 900 sq ft former industrial space into an intimate circus facility. They named the space SHOW Circus Studio based on the last names of the people who were initially involved with it's creation.
Interest about circus in the community started to build and SHOW began to offer classes in the fall of 2009. They pulled from teachers in the local area and from fellow circus instructors up at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT. By April of 2010 the studio had already outgrown it's tiny 900 sq ft space and moved down the hall into a 1500 sq ft suite. More classes were developed and their student population began to grow.
In 2011, SHOW absorbed an additional 1000 sq ft next door to their 1500 sq ft room and created a new, bigger entrance way along with an additional teaching room, allowing for more classes and events. As of 2015, SHOW has expanded to 3500 square feet and includes an open floor plan training area with built in office and waiting room. Since then, the studio has grown to offer Winter and Summer camps, birthday parties, corporate events and workshops within the community. They have also reached out to local performing venues and created multiple circus shows for the Pioneer Valley to enjoy.
SHOW Circus Studio is more than just circus. The studio is a safe space that fosters creativity, builds confidence, and promotes life long fitness. Our instructors are dedicated professionals, from a variety of disciplines, inspired by their passion for circus arts. We aim to provide high quality instruction for people of all ages, body types, and skill levels in a non-competitive environment. Circus for Fun. Circus for Life.
150 Pleasant St, Suite #313
Easthampton, MA 01027