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Cirque Macabre

Bringing dark tales to life though the art of circus

Inspired by the tradition of La Danse Macabre and Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, Le Cirque Macabre was founded with the idea of combining dance, theater, and circus arts to tell bone chilling stories of horror and awe. Using aerial acrobatics, acro-balance, fire dancing, contortion, and more we are able to go beyond the narrative and create the spectacular.

Past Shows

Charlie and the Dark Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Dark Chocolate Factory
Oompa Loompa doompety doo I've got a perfect puzzle for you...

Cabaret of the Dammed

Cabaret of the Dammed
What Faustian bargains have these performers made? Wouldn’t you like to know?

Masque Of The Red Death

Edgar Allen Poe's Masque of the Red Death
A live recreation of Edgar Allen Poe's short story, Masque of the Red Death.

Love Is In The Air

Love Is In The Air
Cirque Macabre presented "Love Is In The Air" as part of the 2015 Bemis Arts Spring Show. A dark fairy tale full of love, jealousy, and sacrifice... based on the story of Swan Lake.

Jennifer Lottes

Wheels of Tragedy
A benefit for a local scooterist, Cirque Macabre along with The Siren Moto Club, The Rebar, and Little Doughnuts helped raise several hundred dollars to help fight reckless teenage drivers.

Dreams of Cthulhu

Dreams of Cthulhu
Cirque Macabre's first show, an HP Lovecraft Circus Spectacular, was part of the 2014 Seattle Fringe Festival.