Green Fools Theatre is an inspired company in the heart of Calgary.

Since 1991, we have been creating, performing and teaching innovative puppetry, mask, clown, stilts and circus arts.

Our productions have garnered multiple nominations and awards, critical and audience acclaim and have toured internationally.

We are renowned for our hand crafted stilt walking mask characters, shows, events and physical theatre workshops.

We are Western Canada’s leaders in Social Circus, a global movement that engages circus arts with youth at risk, and our programs are officially endorsed by Cirque du Soleil.


Green Fools 2016- 2017


Green Fools looking for some of our Circus Family  for Canada Day, July 1, 2017.

If you have been in a Green Fools circus camp before and would like to volunteer some time with us teaching and showing off your skills in front of kids and families on Canada Day, join us anytime during the day between 11am – 6pm on Princes Island Park. Bring water, lunch and sunscreen!

Call or email Dean Bareham at  / 403-617-8995 to confirm your attendance.

We will meet on Saturday, June 24 at 1pm to 2pm   at Princes  Island park for circus practice and to check out our preformance venue!



Who: The Green Fools are looking for energetic, fun loving youth Ages 8-18 to be a part of our Circus of Unity workshops, rehearsals, and final performance at the Jubilee auditorium on August,  29th, 2017.

What: The Green Fools need youth participants to be part of a big circus/theatre show. You will receive training from world class circus performers. When: August 8th – 29th. The program runs Mon – Fri from 10:30am – 3:30pm.

EXCEPT the first Monday. We DO NOT work weekends.

Where: West Village Theatre, 2007 – 10th ave SW. (three blocks west of the Sunalta train station)  *** Important!!! Participants that choose to be a part of the Circus of Unity Show must commit to the whole 3 weeks! Participants will be provided with a bus pass.  Please contact the Green Fools  at 403-237-9010 or by email at


Green Fools offers a variety of workshops, including:

  • Social Circus Programs
  • Physical Theatre Workshops in Schools
  • Circus Workshops in Communities


Each new theatre show is hand crafted, original and collaboratively created. Each work takes two years to develop and employs many artists.


Gustavo the Impossibilist attempts feats of unrealized stupidity for your pleasure and amazement.

A skilled clown and expert at turning the unexpected into hilarity, Gustavo will bring the house down.

Over 25 years foolin’ around!

Green Fools wants to engage and delight our audiences- but we want more.

We want to have a profound effect on people, to say something meaningful, to make a difference.

We exist to support and inspire artists, audiences and participants to grow and evolve, to bring together diverse ideas and perspectives that nurture individuals and communities alike all while advancing physical theatre as an art form.