Momentum Festival

Bird's Eye View Circus is thrilled to make an appearance at Momentum on Saturday, September 21st! Last year we performed a show called, "Pale Blue Dot". This year we are featuring ground skills - be on the look out for stilt walkers and pop up acrobatics. We hope to see you there!


Echoes They Left Behind Show

Birds Eye View Circus invites you to a show for all ages, Echoes They Left Behind. This show will explore stories of ghost encounters, paranormal experiences, campfire tales, real life tales of terror, ghost sightings and more. A series of group and solo acts that use our unique blend of physical storytelling to delight, amaze, and maybe even scare you into belief. Acts feature aerial acrobatics, tightwire, live theater and dance by our students, choreographed by our instructors, with special guests Stone Productions.

*Please Note* While this show is all ages, we will be exploring themes that involve death, ghosts, monsters, and the after life, parent supervision is advised.

Past Events 


EQUINOX Circus Show

  • Saturday March 2nd, Doors 6:30pm, Show at 7pm

    Celebrate the coming of spring with this student and teacher showcase from the Birds Eye View Circus adult and youth programs.  Performers create acts that explore their connections to the natural world using aerial arts such as silks and trapeze, with partner acrobatics, juggling, tightwire, and dance.  An evening of movement that will inspire!



  • When: Saturday December 1st Doors 6:30pm, Show at 7pm

  • Where: Lois Nelson Theater, Collingwood Art Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH

  • Presale Tickets $12, Couples $20, Door Sales $15

  • Buy Presale Tickets Here

My Best Self is about envisioning who you want to be and striving to be that person.  Whomever that is- a more empathetic friend, compassionate parent, loud mouthed fighter for what you believe in....performers use circus arts to explore what their personal discovery and growth means.  Kick complacency to the curb and join us for a student showcase featuring both the youth, teen AND adult programs at Birds Eye View Circus.

BEVC will be hosting a preview clip of PBS’s new TV series, THE CIRCUS along with a completely free student circus show by Birds Eye View Circus inspired by our circus history for you to open the preview!

  • Sunday October 7th

  • 3-4:30pm

  • FREE, all ages

  • Lois Nelson Theater, Collingwood Art Center

Pale Blue Dot Circus ShoW AT Momentum Festival

BIRDS EYE VIEW CIRCUS presents an outdoor circus show of aerial, dance and partner acrobatics in Pale Blue Dot. Travelers from earth venture into space searching for resources and adventure. Inspired by research of the late Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot is a story of ambition, replete with adventure, astonishing acrobatics and the power of cooperation. A 30 minute family-friendly spectacle for all earthlings.

Part of the MOMENTUM FESTIVAL  brought to you by the Arts Commission. MOMENTUM is a FREE three-day festival of music and art in downtown Toledo, Ohio, centered on our revitalizing waterfront along the Maumee River.  Momentum celebrates the transformative vibrancy of the arts for our city and region by supporting local artists and musicians and inviting international creatives to perform and exhibit in Toledo.

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Youth Circus Show

Emerge will use aerial acrobatics, juggling, partner acro and dance to tell the story of the life cycle of a butterfly. 

Celestial Bodies:

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Adult Student/Teacher Showcase

  • Two Shows: 7 and 9pm, doors open a half hour prior to start time, different acts in each show! Make a night of it and come to both!

  • Light fare provided, $10 cash or charge at door.

  • PLEASE enter building from Parkwood Ave door, and park in back lot of on street for this event (located in our studio: 2413 Collingwood Blvd).

LAB: A place for testing, experimentation, and practice.

Join us for a variety show of acts created by our students and instructors in Aerial silks, hammock, trapeze, partner acro, along with guest jugglers Eli Portala and Chris Hatcher.  Special aerial guest Lis Thomas from Detroit!

Pre sale Tickets Here:

$12, 2 for $20, kids 8 and under $6

Door price is $15



Momentum Festival

BEVC performers will be out flying high at MOMENTUM AFTER DARK Fest on Saturday September 16th, 9-11pm at the corner of Huron and Washington St downtown.

Momentum - Hot Glass | Cool Music is a FREE three-day festival of music and art in downtown Toledo, Ohio with a focus on the revitalizing waterfront. It will be the First Festival in the newly renovated Promenade Park! The event celebrates Toledo's rich artistic history and its promising and evolving forward trajectory. Momentum includes: “Momentum After Dark”, a music event in the Warehouse District, “Glass, Music, & Art Festival” with over 20 glass & design vendors, music, food trucks, and public art in Promenade Park, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Music of Prince in Promenade Park, and the month long “Momentum Juried Competition & Exhibition” which will award to $10,000 to artists working in glass and glass-related materials.

Another fantastic event by the Toledo Arts Commission!  Full Festival info here

July 8th, 2017

Join the BEVC cast as we put on two fantastic acrobatic shows with an ancient Greek twistWe will be performing aerial silks, tightwire, trapeze, juggling, lyra, and more!

→ 6:00 p.m. JP Dynasty
→ 6:15 p.m. TMA Welcome and DJ Folk
→ 6:30 p.m. Bird's Eye View Circus Space Aerial Performance
→ 7:00 p.m. JP Dynasty
→ 7:30 p.m. Hellenic Dance Company
→ 8:00 p.m. JP Dynasty
→ 8:15 p.m. Birds Eye View Circus Space Aerial Performance
→ 8:45 p.m. Aha! Indian Dance
→ 9:15 p.m. DJ Folk

Fleet Fest at Hensville


Join us Saturday June 24th at Hensville Park where BEVC will dazzle you with 3 aerial performances in between bands.  An afternoon of performance, great bands, and delicious beverages and food.

  tickets and more info here

Tight wire Extravaganza at Art walk

Join the Birds Eye View Circus tightwire class as they setup 3 portable tight wires at Artwalk and perform several sets of dance and balance, led by their instructor Erin Garber-Pearson.

After our shows, participants are invited to try walking one of the short wires with our assistance, or learn to juggle! Fun for adults and kids of all ages.

Wire walking is an ancient circus art form, but relatively uncommon in the contemporary circus world. BEVC performs the more contemporary "low wire" art form which is a combination of dance steps, balance, focus.