Our mission is to provide circus education and opportunities for all in Ithaca, N.Y.

We invite individuals and groups from the Ithaca area to engage with circus as an art form and life tool through classes, workshops, performances, parties, camps, and more.

We believe in dedicated play, creative physicality and inclusive community.  

Our vision is implicit inclusivity. This means that everyone will truly feel welcome to join in at Circus Culture. We will be there for people who don’t typically associate with circus but seek to take part, and those who feel excluded from society in general. Our community will know the circus is here for them, and here to stay.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or far away.
— Henry David Thoreau