Current Season and Annual Productions

2022 Performance Season


Winter Cabaret

At Wise Fool New Mexico Performance Studio
Saturday, December 17 at 5PM

Join Wise Fool Performers, Coaches and students for our most dazzling cabaret of the year! Our Winter Cabaret is the most attended by families and friends looking to be inspired by the magic of circus. Join us for this end of the year celebration in a culimation of the skills that our community dedicated themselves to. This time will surely be an event to bring warmth and cheer as we enjoy winter!

Tickets: $15-$10 (Pre-sale for Adults), $5 for youth; $20 at the door on day of show. (No one turned away for lack of funds)
All ticket sales support Wise Fool's programming for youth and adults in our studio, in the public schools, and beyond!

2023 Performance Season


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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