Circus Smirkus!


It’s time for another season with Circus Smirkus. Vermont’s award-winning international youth circus is on the road once again and Theater in the Open is hosting four shows at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, MA.  Check out our Current Season to learn how to get tickets.

Presenting Circus Smirkus is one of Theater in the Open’s biggest annual fundraisers. What’s more, it has become a highly anticipated event, bringing imaginative and engaging family entertainment to the area. You have to see Circus Smirkus in action to believe it. These 11-18 year old circus stars come from across the country and around the world, but they all bring a youthful exuberance and polished circus skills to their craft. Everyone who enters the big top leaves with a smile on their face, knowing that they’ve just seen something truly special.

For more info on this remarkable troupe click here.



Maudslay is Haunted!

Our annual Haunted Trail!

Join us every October for a spine-tingling family stroll through the haunted grounds of Maudslay State Park!  This is a fun and simple way to support Theater in the Open.  If you are interested in volunteering, whether as an actor, singer, or all-around helper, it’s “the more, the spookier” for our haunted trail!  Please click here for more info on how you can help!  Click here to learn more about attending!



Flatbread Fundraiser

Flatbread has hosted fundraisers for us for five years.  If your business would like to partner with Theater in the Open for a unique fundraising event please call (978) 465-2572 or email  We love our local businesses!