Prescott Circus Theatre

“Started in 1984, Prescott Circus Theatre challenges Oakland youth from under-served communities, through circus and theater arts training, to live our core principles of hard work, teamwork, perseverance, and belief in oneself. In partnership with Oakland public schools, professional artists, and community organizations, we provide free afterschool, weekend, and summer programs for as many as 200 students each year. PCT’s teaching artists work with participants to build skills like juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning, and theater production. Youth go on to demonstrate these skills at over 50 Bay Area community events, delighting over 10,000 children and adults annually. Beyond the red nose, our youth develop self awareness, compassion, collaboration, creativity, and stronger connections in their communities. Every day we deliver against our mission to promote the skills and confidence our youth need to thrive on stage and in life.”