February 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd, March 1st and 2nd @ 7:30/8 p.m.
TBD Immersive, D.C.’s premier creator of choose-your-own-adventure, interactive theatrical experiences, is turning back the clock on its previous shows to bring you Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret. Featuring their usual cast of high-brow aristocrats, circus misfits and undercover renegades, this show tells the origin story of a hidden cabaret with revolutionary motifs.
If you enjoy mysterious plot lines, pop-up circus performances and bizarre twists of fate, then this show is for you.
Get tickets at this link. Note: VIP ticket holders receive early admission to the venue and a special tour at 7:30 p.m., while regular admission is at 8 p.m.
The Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
February 14th – March 24th @ National Harbor
Behold the latest edition of the Big Apple Circus, featuring ringmaster Stephanie Monseu (Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), the high-flying Tunizianis and many more awe-inspiring acts including trampoline wall, horizontal juggling and freestanding ladder.
Get tickets to their afternoon or evening performances at this link.
Note: Autism friendly performances are available on 2/22 and 2/23 at 11 a.m. ‘Circus of the Senses’ — for audience members with vision or hearing impairments — will take place on 3/14 at 11 a.m.
165 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
January 11th – February 9th @ Various Showtimes
Pointless Theatre Co. presents ‘Visions of Love,’ a stage adaptation of the classic Charlie Chaplin film City Lights, which tells the tale of a young man hopelessly trying to help a blind woman after falling in love with her. This production features Kerry McGee as the tramp and Sharalys Silva as the blind woman, and the puppetry of Alex Vernon.
Get tickets to any of the following showtimes at this link.
Thursdays/Fridays @ 8 p.m.
Saturdays @ 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays @ 7 p.m.
Bonus: If you would like to see the film that this show is based on, visit the Old Greenbelt Theatre on Monday, February 4th at 1 p.m. for a FREE screening! Event link.
Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
December 20th and 21st @ 7:30 p.m.
December 22nd and 23rd @ 2 p.m.
Enjoy a world full of talented circus artists in the form of penguins on rola bolas, reindeer skipping rope, toy soldiers on slack wire and more in Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This two-hour holiday-themed show brings ornaments to life, with live singing and hundreds of props and costumes to delight the whole family.
Get tickets at this link.
Theater at MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
November 16th – January 1st @ 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (plus 8 p.m. shows on Saturdays)
Enjoy a heartwarming holiday spectacle featuring a talented cast from Cirque Dreams in Unwrapped, a 25-minute show featuring acrobatics and aerial displays. Purchase guaranteed seats at this link, or line up early the day of for limited complimentary tickets.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center — Atrium
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
November 16th at 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show
Enjoy the best of Baltimore burlesque in the heart of DC at ‘Gilded Lily presents: Limelight Cabaret’ on the Black Cat main stage. The show features the glamour, glitz and unforgettable talents of GiGi Holliday, Mab Just Mab, Maria Bella, Ruby Spruce, Callie Pigeon and Caza Blanca.
Grab tickets at this link.
Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
December 5th-9th @ Capitol One Arena
Dive into a world of acrobatics, aerial, juggling and extreme sports, all performed on ice in Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal. Watch with delight as the show’s main character skates her way through her own imagination on a journey of self-discovery in this thrilling tale of empowerment and liberation.
Buy tickets at this link.
Capital One Arena
601 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
November 30th @ 8 p.m.
December 1st @ 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy Kevin Lee’s one-of-a-kind blend of comedy, magic and juggling. Kevin’s comedic journey began in Washington, D.C., so you won’t want to miss the homecoming of his hilarious and awe-inspiring act. He has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, Def Comedy Jam and Jamie Foxx’s Uptown Comedy Club, and throughout his career has shared stages with Gladys Knight, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Whitney Houston, Chris Tucker and Sinbad.
Visit this link for tickets. To learn more about Kevin Lee, visit his website.
The Comedy Loft @ The Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
November 8th-11th @ Montgomery Country Fairgrounds
Enter a world of mysterious feats and dark fantasies at Paranormal Cirque, featuring illusions, acrobatics, aerials, cyr wheel and more under the Cirque Italia big top. You’ll laugh and scream at this spirited spectacle, recommended for ages 17+.
Buy tickets at this link. Show contains adult themes and language. Ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Ages 6-12 may be admitted to specific shows — check the dates and times for details.
Montgomery County Agriculture Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
November 9th @ 7:30 p.m.
Prepare for an amazing display of classic Chinese acrobatics fused with modern techniques in the New Chinese Acrobats. This troupe has performed acts in the Monte Carlo Circus Festival and the World Circus Festival in Paris. In this show, they’ve collaborated with Montreal-based company Cirque Éloize to create an extraordinary experience of raw talent and beautiful staging that you won’t want to miss.
Get tickets at this link.
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852