June 12, 2024


The circus is in town but for one night only.

On Saturday, March 3, Idea Exchange is hosting a Night Circus in the Cambridge Public Library, located at 1 Queen’s Square. The circus will be starting at 8 p.m. and ending at midnight.

“It’s going to be incredible. We’ve been working on it for a while now and there’s still plenty to do before that time but it’s starting to come together,” said Jennifer Tupling of Idea Exchange’s Marketing and Outreach department. “It can be challenging as this whole event is based off a book called Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and we’re trying to recreate the circus from within that book.”

General admission is $50 and $40 for artists and students. The Night Circus will feature a
variety of entertainers and performers throughout the night including fire artists, card readers, singers, dancing acts and burlesque performers. Idea Exchange has a list of performers on their website, https://ideaexchange.org/nightcircus, but it isn’t a complete list.

“We want it to be a surprise as well. We listed quite a bit to draw people into attending but in the book, part of the magic of the circus is that no one quite knows what to expect once the circus begins and we want to make sure we keep the magic in our Night Circus,” said Sarah Bennett of Idea Exchange’s Marketing and Outreach department.

Food and drinks will also be available at the event, provided by EVO Kitchen, Langdon Hall, Four All Ice Cream, The Bake Shop on Main and Four Fathers Brewing Co.

The Night Circus is a ticketed event for ages 19 and over and all proceeds will support Cambridge Art Galleries.

“Every week leading up to the event we are going to be releasing information and articles as to what the guests are to expect. We also want to keep them updated about how close the event is and make sure that people stay excited about what’s to come at Night Circus,” said Tupling.

So be ready, once the circus appears at night, you won’t want to miss what excitement and mystery lie within.

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