Circus in the Park: The Stars Above

65 Prospect Park Road, Troy, NY 12180

From $25.00

Thu, August 19th, 2021 @ 7:30PM EDT (multiple times available)

The Contemporary Circus & Immersive Arts Center (CCIAC) and Friends of Prospect Park present the 2nd annual Circus in the Park.

Stars Above from Hideaway Circus 



Thursday, August 19 at 7:30 pm

Friday, August 20 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 21 at 7:30 pm


Rain Date: Sunday, August 22 at 7:30 pm



Reserved Seating:

  • In advance: $25 + ticketing fees- first-come-first-served in a premium section.
  • On-site the night of the show: $30 + ticketing fees


FREE Seating: Bring your own chair or blanket. No reservation is required. First-come-first-served in designated areas.

  • Online ticket sales will end each day at 12 pm for that evening's performance.

  • Please note: While the park is generally handicapped accessible, we ask that you contact us at [email protected] by noon that day if you or anyone in your party requires assistance so that we can work to meet any special needs. Please be sure to include the number for a mobile phone that will be brought to the park that night so we can coordinate with you.



Hideaway Circus (2020 Drama Desk nominees) presents a new outdoor theatrical circus show titled The Stars Above. Featuring a cast of ten outstanding circus artists and two musicians, The Stars Above is an emotional and poetic journey told through virtuosic acrobatic, dramatic choreography, and accompanied by original live music. The show centers around a traveling troupe and takes place over a single day, on an imaginary circus lot, in a timeless yet familiar era. The underlying metaphorical themes explore the connections to our friends, loved ones, community, and the things we have lost. The cast of The Stars Above is entirely composed of American circus artists ranging from 6th generation circus acts with skills passed down through their families, to other artists who are highly gifted individuals that have graduated from the top circus schools.



80 minutes (no intermission)


  • All sales are final, no refunds will be granted.
  • All children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
  • Late arrivals may be admitted as per local venue policy.
  • Special effects, such as fog, strobes, and other multimedia-oriented music and lights, will be used during the show.


65 Prospect Park Rd. Troy, NY 12180



CCIAC, Friends of Prospect Park, and Hideaway Circus personnel and performers will follow all applicable federal, state, and local guidance pertaining to outdoor events and gatherings. Unvaccinated patrons must wear masks and maintain social distancing while moving through the parking and show areas but may remove them while seated at a distance from others. We encourage ALL patrons to wear a mask while interacting up close with anyone outside their party.



Circus in the Park is Troy's annual community circus experience, featuring shows that focus on extraordinary human potential through story-telling, movement, dance, and music. Animals are not included in Circus in the Park performances. Grass seating is free, inviting, and abundant. Ticketed seats in a reserved area help CCIAC cover the show's expenses.

Every year, a unique circus show is performed for several evenings against the lush backdrop of Troy’s Prospect Park and the night-time sparkle of the city below. All are invited to experience the jaw-dropping magic of circus.


Circus in the Park 2021 is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Grant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event the venue cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

Prospect Park
65 Prospect Park Road
Troy, NY 12180