Current Season and Annual Productions

2021 Performance Season

Scene from Circus Luminous.

Spring Cabaret

Virtual Performance
Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4 at 6pm


It’s finally Spring and we are so excited to get outside, have the wind blow our hair and make some art to share with our community! After this difficult winter, Wise Fool’s community wants to bring some cheer and excitement to your home. Dust off your furniture, make a yummy snack and put on a fun outfit to enjoy our Virtual Spring Cabaret from home! We will be bringing you a diversity of acts that show the talent, magic and resilient spirit of our amazing community!

Around a pot of soup over a fire, one performer stands watching three performers in acrobatic move.

Fall Cabaret

Fireside Tales
In-Studio and Virtual Performance
Saturday, September 25 at 2PM & 6PM; Sunday, September 26 at 6pm

Come join us live, in-studio or virtually as we celebrate the upcoming Fall season and our ability to gather as community again! Each performer will be sharing a part of their story - you might laugh, you might cry, but you will most certainly be in awe. Join us by the fire, with storytelling, s'mores and more!

Annual Productions


Scene from CircAspire 2016.

The annual CircAspire performance unites pre-professional adults and youth in a world that combines clowns, aerialists, acrobats and more that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses to a world in which anything is possible. Auditions are held in the beginning of the year.


Bust photo

The culmination of our annual BUST! six-week circus intensive for self-identified women and gender-non conforming people, this physical theater production will blow you away with courage, bravery, teamwork, and astounding skill. Featuring trapeze, aerial fabrics, stiltwalking, acrobalance, clown, movement, theatre and more! 

Circus Luminous

luminous moon

A collaboration between Wise Fool New Mexico and the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Circus Luminous is an annual "new circus" extravaganza featuring breath-defying circus acts created and performed by a predominantly local circus, dance and musical cast. Circus Luminous has become a Santa Fe family tradition for Thanksgiving Weekend, playing to sold out audiences at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center each year since 2003.

Holiday Cabaret

Photo by Gabriella Marks

With out-of-town guests, endless holiday-related to-do lists, the kids on break from school, and winter weather doldrums, the last weeks of the year can be pretty challenging!

Wise Fool fights this year-end funk with the joy and cheer of our annual Holiday Cabaret. This event, which consistently sells out, showcases a wide range of local talent including cast members of Circus Luminous and Wise Fool students. A year-end benefit for our community studio, performers donate their time so that all ticket sales go to the organization. It's a win-win, and a lot of fun!


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