Testimonials & Press

We’ve worked with Circus Maine on numerous occasions and they’ve consistently exceeded customer expectations. If you’re looking to surprise, delight and make people smile, Circus Maine is top choice. Circus in the Supermarket became an instant hit. The crew’s professionalism, expertise and sheer love of circus make Circus Maine incredibly easy to collaborate with.

Amy Crosby

Marketing Team Leader, Whole Foods Market Portland

I had the pleasure to attend one of Circus Maine’s monthly cabarets and enjoyed every moment of the evening.  Walking into the space on Thompson’s Point, you would be hard pressed to believe that this is the place where artists and students train daily.  It felt like an immersive theater, and Circus Maine has given you an exclusive seat for a night of laughter and awe. The acts presented had both moments of belly-aching laughter, as well as more quiet times for reflection by means of art.  Circus Maine has something for everyone.

In addition to the presentations onstage, I particularly enjoyed the community atmosphere Circus Maine builds.  Guests mingle between tables set up by local artisans of crafts and edibles. Working with the community, Circus Maine makes a space in which all are welcome — and encouraged to participate.

Stuart Richie

Stage Management, Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai

The talented coaches at Circus Maine provide our youth with a unique opportunity to express their creativity and to pursue personalized goals that may not be obtained anywhere else in our area. The confidence boost my daughter received during her summer camp experience at Circus Maine was like no other I had seen with any of her previous community activities; the skills she learned, including those on trapeze, aerial fabric and lyra, were both challenging and entertaining and she is very excited to return to classes this fall. Circus Maine’s array of programming is bringing the arts to the greater Portland community in a whole new and fascinating way.

Kimberly French

Editor & Publisher, Macaroni Kid Portland

After attending several performances I can safely say that you will NOT be disappointed. Talented, dedicated performers have brought circus arts to an accessible, intimate level that makes for a unique experience. Add in local music, specialty cocktails, and some of Portland’s best food trucks, and you’ve got the perfect night out!

Christina Leddy


I am loving my experience with Circus Maine. These teachers are very clearly passionate about Circus Arts and they are also wonderful, up-beat facilitators. I definitely feel challenged, as well as safe and inspired. The facility is gorgeous and my class peers are supportive. What more could you ask for? Nothing! If you’re thinking it, just take a class and keep this opportunity thriving.

Kate Hebold

Owner, Arcana

I have had the pleasure of working with Circus Maine several times and it has been awesome each time! We had Circus Maine perform at Old Port Festival this year at the Children’s stage and it was a huge hit! The talent in both the staff and students is amazing!  I have also rented the space at Thompson’s point for TEDx Dirigo and working with Circus Maine throughout the event was great. I would recommend doing an event there and if your budget allows definitely hire Circus Maine to perform!!

Sally Newhall

President, Seaglass Events

Great show, great people, awesome location. This was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend checking out a show or classes. So glad Maine has this!

Tim Johnson


Circus Maine is an amazing space with talented coaches and a wonderful community of supportive people…everyone is SO encouraging and excited to teach you whatever you want to learn. There’s no judgment or pretension. It’s an enriching environment for kids to learn, develop healthy habits, gain confidence, and perform. The adult classes are rad too – I’m doing stuff I wouldn’t have ever thought possible before coming here, and it’s so fun! Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, get stronger, or just get a good work out – there’s something for everyone at Circus Maine.

Casey Jacques