Our Seventh Festival!

Please join us June 23-26, 2016 for FOUR days of epic juggling, hooping, flow arts, ground-level circus action, prop manipulation and crazy dance battles at the seventh annual MadSkillz Vancouver Festival!

Our main daytime venue will be Circus West again, with vendors and workshops and open gym time, plus TWO nights of late night play on Friday AND Saturday nights! Evening venues are still being finalized, but our events will include a dance/prop battle on Thursday, youth showcase and Renegade shows on Friday, and the Gala Show on Saturday. We are also planning a social/mixer on Thursday to help members of our far-flung community get connected with each other and meet new friends, or at least break the ice and start the festival smiling!

Please help us spread the word: join our Facebook group here, and the event page here. Share that event page with your Facebook network, or this website with your non-Facebooking friends.

Ready to buy your festival pass? Our online registration is live, and the prices are at their lowest point until May 31st. Want to give a festival pass as a gift? E-mail Lauren to make arrangements for payment and then she’ll send you a confirmation number and link to the online waiver so your recipient can get registered in advance and bypass the lineup at the Reg Desk.

T-shirt designs are in the works, but those of you who collect festival shirts and will take one sight-unseen can order them now with your festival pass.

Lastly, want to be a festival insider? We have application forms ready for Volunteers, Performers, and Workshop Leaders, find them under the Get Involved tab!

Thank you so much for being a part of our festival family! See you in June!

It is 7am on the morning of the Festival…

… online ticket sales have closed.

… volunteers and crew are scheduled for their shifts.

… t-shirts, prizes for the Festival raffle and some quick draws for the Gala Show have arrived.

… vendors have selected their wares and are either loading up their vehicles, or are already underway.

… lights, sound equipment, chairs and other requirements have been rented.

… performers are rehearsed, ready to do their walk-throughs ahead of the big shows.

… workshop leaders have planned their sessions and practiced the skills they will share.


It feels like that magical moment, when the lights have gone down and a hush falls over the audience, just as the curtain is about to rise.


We cannot wait to bring you the best year MadSkillz has produced yet!


See you soon,


MadSkillz 2016 Crew

How Time Flies…

Early March, 2016, and plans for MadSkillz 7 are well underway!

Look around the new website, get connected with us on Facebook and Twitter, come out to the local jams, and help spread the word – Vancouver’s MadSkillz festival is the place to be, June 23-26!