Mad Tea Party & Open House 

May 14th, Phoenix

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It’s almost party time! There are just a few spaces left for our big OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION (Saturday, May 14, 3-7pm). Visit our beautiful, historic building and enjoy this FREE, fun, family-friendly event. Reservations are REQUIRED so be sure to register for one of the 4 time slots before they fill up!

w/Special circus guests! 

Reserve FREE tickets here


Stilt Club

EVERY SUNDAY through the May 22nd, Phoenix

Learn to walk on stilts with House of Cirque’s co founders Jon Goodell & Crystal Cruz.  Boost confidence, increase strength, build stamina, develop balance, learn safety techniques, and other skills beneficial to maintaining a healthy stilt practice. Students will have opportunities to learn group lifts and floor based stilt movements. BE a Giant! 

All levels welcome. Ages 12+. Under 18 with legal guardian. 

FREE to attend. Limited stilt rental available, $20 per person.  

Reserve your Stilt Rental today

Stilt Club is held on Sundays from 1pm-3pm @ House of Cirque, 2026 N 11th st Phoenix AZ 85006. Last class of session is May 22nd before breaking for summer. Stilt Club resumes Labor Day weekend.



Cirque Weekend – Workshops

September 3rd & 4th, Phoenix

Join us Labor Day weekend! Learn Fire Eating, Fire Breathing, Stilts, & Side Show all in one weekend! Attend 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshops! A weekend full of play, adventure, and empowerment. Ages 18+. All levels welcome. No experience required.  Only @ House of Cirque. Discounts available when registering for more than 1 workshop or when signing up for Cirque Weekend with a friend. Payment plan available at check out. 

Register for Cirque Weekend

Saturday 9/3 Workshops:

  • Side Show School,  3pm to 6pm (3 hrs). Students will be introduced to dancing on broken glass, single and double bed of nails, hot wax, machete ladder, human bulletin board, whip cracking, and other classics.
  • Dragon Training Level 1, 630pm to 9pm (2.5 hrs), Students will receive a set of hollow point fire eating torches to use and take home. Instruction will include a safety and fire lecture, extinguishing practice, on and off body fire wand tricks, skin transfers, fire eating, and fire breathing.

Sunday 9/4 Workshops: 

  • Intro to Stilts, 4pm to 6pm (2 hrs), Stilt rentals are provided for students to use during the workshop. The class is instructed on peg stilts.
  • Dragon Training Level 2 630pm to 9pm (2.5 hrs), In Level 2 students are introduced to advanced techniques, wand management, patterns, directionals, vapor pulls, & partner moves. Both Level 1 & 2 can be taken on the same weekend. Students are required to take Level 1 with House of Cirque before attending level 2. (Contact for exception inquiries for seasoned fire eaters/breathers.)

Register for Cirque Weekend


Stilt Club & X-Treme Stilts 

Sept 11th, Phoenix

Stilt Club: All levels. No experience required. Learn to walk on stilts! Fun for the whole family. Class Fee: FREE to attend. Stilt rentals available. Under 18 with guardian. 90 minute class. 4pm-530pm

X-Treme Stilts: Are you ready to get extreme? Challenge your stilt game to new levels! Improve stamina, dexterity, footwork, floorwork, zero pointing, group moves, lifts, and stilt acro fundamentals. X-Treme Stilt students are invited to participate in community performances. The first student performance will be on November 5th as part of Grande Avenue Festival (Phx). Prerequisite, prior experience required. Must be able to walk on stilts unassisted. Class Fee: $15, Stilt rentals available. Under 18 with guardian. 90 minute class. 530pm to 7pm

Stilt Rentals: Are best for ages 12+ due to size and weight of stilts. All stilt rentals are peg legs with shoes bolted in for safety. Rentals are $20 per person. Registering at least 24 hours in advance suggested to guarantee stilts are prepped with correct shoe size prior to class.