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Circle Up Productions (CUP), a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making people laugh, play, think, learn and explore through theater arts, circus arts, workshops and events.

We will also elevate and curate any event you are having with unique talent and entertainment. Email your request to Talent@Circleup.fun. We can make it happen.

Keep scrolling to find booking menu, workshop descriptions, up coming events and more.

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Our previous VIP Exclusive Invite: Solo Performance Work-In-Progress Presentation. A free event highlighting the original creations of 6 extraordinary individuals that survived Circle Up’s Solo Performance Workshop. Get into the VIP Circle to receive an invitation to the next exclusive invite.


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Use the drop down menu below to register for workshops.


performance play zone

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This workshop will be a high energy playful exploration into various ways to have fun using theater games for acting, clowning, solo and ensemble work. Great for beginners, playful fun makers and actors who are in the game. You will leave feeling like a more well-rounded performer. It’s like a performance workout and everybody is welcome! 

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.

August 1, 8 and 15

Location: Tacoma Dance Studios

Time: 7PM-9PM

Details in the booking menu

Register for Performance Play Zone in the above booking menu.


Balloons and Beer With Jami Stavlo


You think balloon twisting is just for kid's parties? This adult only balloon twisting experience with Jami Stavlo will definetly have you rethinking your assumptions about this art form.

Jami's mesmerizing balloon sculping technique along with her incredibly engaging storytelling will have you bent sideways laughing and eager to share your new and impressive twisting skills at your next social gathering. 

Join us for a evening of Balloons and Beers. A perfect and fun opportunity to learn the basics of balloon twisting from master balloon sculptor Jami Stavlo.

Thursday August 22, 2019


 $20 Includes 1 beer or beverage of your choice and all the materials you need to learn how to twist balloons.

Register Above In the booking Engine


juggle jam tacoma!

Fun for everyone! Juggle Jam is a 101 circus skills workshop. Using juggling balls, scarves, clubs, ropes, hula hoops and rings. Former Cirque du Soleil Artist and Native of Tacoma,  Michelle Matlock will lead the group in a traditional "Circle up" which is a series of playful circus skill building games. Followed by a music filled break out "jam" where participants will have the opportunity to explore each skill in rotation. All skill levels welcome. Bring your family, bring your friends and bring your fun.

Check back for fall schedule and get on the VIP list so that you never miss a thing!


Solo Performance workshop


This workshop is for anyone who stands alone and wants to or has to tell a story, present an idea or convey a message.

Your audience might be in a theater, a class room or a conference room.

You might be presenting to patrons, students or employees.

You can also be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes games and exercises that inspire character building, storytelling, stage presence, content creation, embracing mistakes, audience awareness, and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you!

Presenting and creating original work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase free invite only (family and friends) at Black Box Theater (Pantages).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance, speech or presentation.

8 students required. 10 max.

The time is now!

Fall schedule Will Be Announced Soon. Never miss an announcement. Get on the vip list


Past Events:


Circle Up elevated The Magic House Special Event in Tacoma by bringing a Magician, a requested playlist and a Tarot Card Reader. The atmosphere was electric. Email us to talk about entertainment for your next event Talent@circleup.fun

Circle Up elevated a private party at Restyle Clothing Company in Tacoma. We added a heavily curated playlist and Bellydancer Kat Welsh to the mix… the party was on fire.

Circle Up Productions LLC is a 2018 Graduate of the Spaceworks Business Incubator.

Circle Up Productions LLC is a 2018 Graduate of the Spaceworks Business Incubator.