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April 8 – 23, 2017
VOID by Flux Vertical Theatre, presented by
Kinetic Arts Center’s Artist in Residence Program

Posted on April 8th, 2017 by kineticarts

April 8 – 23, 2017 – VOID by Flux Vertical Theatre, presented by Kinetic Arts Center’s Artist in Residence Program (AIR Program)

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VOID is a theatrical experience featuring pole, aerial, and contemporary dance. Each one of us experiences a void in our lifetime, an empty space that needs to be filled as the result of loss, heartbreak, or tragedy. Through movement on the ground and in the air, we’ll explore how we learn to grow and triumph in spite of the VOID.

April 7 – 22, 2017
Fridays 8pm
Saturday 7pm* & 10pm
*7pm show is rated PG and family friendly, all other shows are rated PG-13.

$15 Presale, $20 at the door

Box Office Opens 30 min before the show.
Performance in Kinetic Arts Center’s Studio Theatre.

CIRCUS ODIOUS: Magnificence in Exile
March 4-26 – Starring Circus Spire
Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted on January 21st, 2017 by kineticarts

Saturdays & Sundays, March 4-26 -  Circus Spire’s Annual Show!
CIRCUS ODIOUS: Magnificence in Exile

CO pc front_for webCIRCUS ODIOUS: Magnificence in Exile is a dynamically rich circus experience with aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, hand-balancers, and clowns.  Featuring bouffon-style characters, the show is a captivating performance highlighting magnificent beauty in a story of exile.  It’s a fabulous show for the whole family!

Kinetic Arts Centers troupe of pre-professional performers, CIRCUS SPIRE, is reaching new heights of achievement in the art of circus and physical theatre (while encouraging the antics of clowns) with their 2017 production of
CIRCUS ODIOUS: Magnificence in Exile.

March 4 – 26, 2017
Saturdays @ 4pm & 8pm
Sundays @ 1pm & 5pm
Doors open 30min prior to show.

Floor and Chair Seating Offered. Presale and Tiered Pricing Options Now Available. We ask our guests to pay at the rate they can afford. All payments go to support our training programs.

All Audiences Welcome!

INVERSION: Disobedient Circus!
by the producers of SALVAGE
Advance Discount Tickets NOW on Sale!

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by kineticarts

Brought to you by the producers of SALVAGE…

INVERSION: Circus Disobedience is our next Professional Production.
Opening Nov 5 – Dec 18, 2016 with
Special Holiday Matinee  – Fri, Nov 25

Discounted Advance Tickets NOW on Sale!

Meet the cast HERE:

INVERSION at Kinetic Arts Center
PAID Professional Performance
Materials Due: June 13th, 2016

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 by kineticarts

From the creators of SALVAGE, Opening November 2016

Adult professional & youth pre-professional/professional circus and performing artists.


Now Accepting Audition Applications for Kinetic Arts Production’sInversion Header 2016


Kinetic Arts Productions is Excited to Present
INVERSION: A Disobedient Circus
Opening in November 2016
11 Week Contract October-December 2016

Deadline for Application Submission:  June 13, 2016, 5pm
Auditions Dates: July 2 through July 3

Audition Location: Kinetic Arts Center

We are looking for the following skills (but not limited to):
Aerial, Acro/Gymnastic/Rhythmic, Hand Balancing, Juggling/Object Manipulation and Balance, Rola Bola, Contortion, Pole, Clown/Physical Comedy, Martial Arts, Dancers (Ballet, Breakdancing), Tight Rope/Slack Line, Musical Skills, Parkour, or anything that catches our imagination.

Performers with multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be must be eligible to perform in the US. Local performers are encouraged to apply.

Download the Audition Application:

To be considered for an audition, please submit the application form, photos, video and performance resume. Audition Applications must be turned into Carrie Kretzer, Company Manager, either by mail or email: Please feel free to contact Carrie with any questions via email or call us at (510)444.4800.

Audition Space Specs:
-Rigging: We have a 24foot ceiling for aerial acts – you can hang your own apparatus on our fly away rigging system or use our rope, tissue, single point trapeze, or lyra. We also have static trapeze rigged at various heights. If you need any rigging outside of this contact to see if we can make it work.
- Floor: Foam circus floor. Not sprung like gymnastic floor.
- Parking: Free off-street parking
- Location: 1 mile from West Oakland Bart and near 880fwy

SHARE THIS! Please feel free to pass on this invitation to those that may be interested.
We wish you the best of luck!

Jennifer Wong
Director of Operations
Kinetic Arts Center
785 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-4800

Members Performance Class
Spring Showcase – Circus Goes to Hollywood
June 5, 2pm & 5pm

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by kineticarts

Dear Parents/Performers,

Thanks so much for joining us for our Spring 2016 Members Performance Classes! June will be here before we know it – please plug the dates below into your calendar!


  • Friday, June 3, 2016, 4-6p Tech Rehearsal (Mandatory)

  • Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:30pm Call Time


Sunday, June 5, 20162pm & 5pm
Tickets are on sale now:

$7 in advance /  $10 at the door

TWO performances are scheduled on Sunday, 6/5/16. Yes, your child will be performing in both shows. You are invited, but not expected, to attend both shows. We will keep your children on site for the entire period and will make sure they are fed and have ample down time between performances. It will be like a day of Circo Camp–only better! Please send your performer with two heavy, healthy snacks and a water bottle on June 5.

Costumes: Please check with your child’s instructor for additional information.

Email Michelle Post – with any questions or comments!

Circus Spire & CK4 Auditions
Materials Due: June 1, 2016
Audition: June 18, 2016 – 4:30pm-7pm

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by kineticarts


We are Seeking Serious Circus Students for Positions Open in

Circus Spire Youth Troupe & Circus Kids 4 Performance (CK4) Youth Troupe: 2016-2017 Season

Audition Date: Sat, June 18, 2016
Time: 4:30 Check-in/Warm-up; 5pm Start (Approx 2 hours)

Audition Materials Due: June 1, 2016

Click HERE for more information and to download our audition packet.

In Both Programs We are Looking for
Students with Skills in the Following Areas:


Dance/Aerial Arts

Clowning/Drama/Theatre Arts

For questions or more information:
Please Contact Carrie Kretzer, Company Manager

CK4 (Top), Spire (Below)
Images by Shoot That Klown

Starring the CK4 Performance Youth Troupe
May 14 – 22, 2016

Posted on January 16th, 2016 by kineticarts

Tickets on Sale Now!

Starring the CK4 Performance Youth Troupe

May 14 – 22, 2016
Saturdays 7pm & Sundays 2pm
Appropriate for All Ages
Limited Circus Floor & Chair Seating Available*

*FLOOR SEATING: Seating is on our foam circus floor. Recommended for Kids and Nimble Adults.
CHAIR SEATING: Chair Seating on our risers. Recommended for Adults and Elders.

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Presented by Antic in a Drain
(as Artist in Residence at Kinetic Arts Center)
April 22 – May 1, 2016

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by kineticarts

Ross Amelia Monkey Show Blue TentPrepare to be overwhelmed to flabbergastion as you see incredible feats of dexterity, sophistication and objectification unlike anything you’ve seen from our primate ancestors before. This isn’t your run of the mill animal show here, folks — no sir, you are in for something special! Behold the brilliance of Maitresse Magnificent and Charles the Chimp as they enslave your sympathy in a frivolous display of crowd pleasing entertainments and skills including Chinese pole, hoop diving and audience interaction. Then let them captivate you with taboo acts of subjugation!

After making audiences go bananas at the Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe Festivals in Canada, receiving a four-star review from Global News and the inaugural Artistic Risk Award in Vancouver, The Greatest Monkey Show On Earth swings home to San Francisco. Don’t miss out as Ross Travis, San Francisco based, international performing Chinese pole acrobat and bouffon, pairs up with Chelsey award-winning comedienne Amelia Van Brunt, (recently seen in Fou Fou Ha’s smash hit WHOA-MAN), as they go ape and fling this critically acclaimed show to the next limb.

Where: Kinetic Arts Center, 785 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

When: 4/22 @ 8:00pm     4/29 @ 8:00pm
4/23 @ 8:00pm     4/30 @ 8:00pm
4/24 @ 3:00pm     5/1 @ 3:00pm

Ticket Prices: $20  -
Seating is general admission with seats on the floor and in chairs.

Audience Rating: Recommended for Adult Audiences, Graphic Violence


More info:

Please note that seating is general admission. There is plenty of free parking in our lot or on the street. Box Office opens 1/2 before performance start time. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this production, there will be no late seating and will start on time. Kinetic Arts Center is located at 785 7Th St., close to the 14th Street exit from U.S. 980.

Circus Spire Youth Troupe’s Annual Show
Cirqular Logic, Feb 27 – Mar 20

Posted on January 13th, 2016 by kineticarts



CIRQULAR LOGIC: Breathtaking Circus Acts Performed in a Circle of a Defined Ring or Circus.

February 27 – March 20, 2016
Saturdays:  4pm & 8pm (Feb 27 no 4pm show)
Sundays:  1pm & 5pm (Feb 28 no 5pm show)

CIRQULAR LOGIC: breathtaking circus acts performed in a circle of a defined ring or circus with the usual beautiful aerial acts, bouncy juggling, tricky clowns and stunning acrobats you expect to see by Kinetic Arts Center’s Circus Spire
Youth Troupe.

Now in our eighth season, CIRQULAR LOGIC is unmatched circus skills, unique European-based performance style and high on the ‘WOW’ meter.  Circus Spire just keeps getting better and better each year!  Circus Spire and Kinetic Arts Center are at the center of the exciting and dramatic contemporary circus movement in the East Bay.  CIRQULAR LOGIC is Circus Spire’s new circus production from the creative production team at Kinetic Arts Center.  Circus Spire Youth Troupe is a year-long pre-professional circus arts training program at Kinetic Arts Center now in its eighth year of training and production.

Discounted Ticket Prices on Brown Paper Tickets:
Chair Seating – $25
Floor Seating – $15
Sit on the foam floor close to the ring curb for a unique view of the performance.

VIP Chair Seats Available:  $40 Reserved FRONT ROW Seating and $5 Concession Bucks

All shows are family-friendly. There is plenty of free parking in our lot or on the street.

ALL SHOWS START ON TIME! Lobby opens 1/2 hour before each performance start time. Kinetic Arts Center is located at 785 7th St, Oakland, CA, close to the 14th Street exit from U.S. 980.

Photo by Shoot That Klown

Perfect Gifts For Everyone!

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by kineticarts

It’s Always the Season for Circus!

Share the gift of circus with everyone regardless of the time of year. Please contact us either by phone or visit us at the front desk for purchases or more information.

Circus Starter Package!
Any 3 Classes for $50
Visit us or Call 510.444.4800
Available for NEW Clients or Clients that have been away for 6months or more.

Circo Club Memberships
Individual & Family
$99/$179 Annually
Call us for more info on how you can SAVE more year round!

Members Only Season Packages
Best Value! Twenty Classes at our deepest discount!
New Season Begins Jan 1st!

Kinetic Arts Center T-Shirts
Great for working out or general wearing around town
$20-25/each, Various Sizes Available

Kinetic Arts Center Duffel Bag
Great for workout clothes and for transporting your rigging gear too!

“Salvaged” Succulent Plant Arrangements
In honor of our recent show – SALVAGE. Great for the special person that needs a pick me up with out the responsibility of keeping a more labor intensive house plant alive. Locally harvested plants in vintage, salvaged, or up-cycled “pots”.
$15-25/each, Various Sizes Available

Apothecary Room Sprays by TheHerbalEye
Oakland Made and Oh so Lovely Room Freshening Sprays
$20/each – Available in Mood Lifting, English Countryside and Winter Spire Scents.

Too many options? Can’t make up your mind?
We also offer Gift Certificates and Class Credits!
Call us to even pay by phone!

Keep checking back as we post more items!