Upcoming Events

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition!

Season 3 starts January 25 at 8:00pm ET!

Live feed on Facebook and YouTube

Links to live feed:


Showtime: 8:00pm ET

Cost: Free / Donations accepted


Circus • Sideshow • Vaudeville • Burlesque • Dance • Music

STAY TUNED FOR A LIVESTREAM on Facebook and YouTube EVERY MONDAY NIGHT at 8:00pm ET / 6:00pm MT / 5:00pm PT!

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show is breaking out of the confines of a theater, and coming to you in the comfort of your own home. Jump online for a night of variety that will include much more than a simple song and dance.

Bindlestiffs Open Stage Variety Show is a non-stop variety show experience that may include world famous magicians, gender bending jugglers, circus legends, trained rats, novelty musicians, aerial artists, wire walkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, living cartoons, physical comedy, contortionists, performance artists, and more.

Hosted by Keith “Bindlestiff” Nelson, the special Quarantine Edition deals with social distance and isolation head on. Using the tools of video conferencing, Bindlestiff’s Open Stage will feature each act live in their own location.

The Quarantine Edition is free to all, however we will be “passing the hat” for contributions.

“Admission” is FREE, but a $12 suggested donation is encouraged. All donations directly support the artists and our organization!

To make a donation:
• Venmo @BindlestiffFamilyCirkus
• Paypal paypal.me/bindlestiff
• Text CIRKUS to 44-321
• Visit http://tiny.cc/donateBFC

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON (the virtual) STAGE, please complete the Open Stage Act Submission Form.

Dear Friends,

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus joins thousands of other arts organizations, sports teams, educational institutions, businesses, and agencies in the effort to curb the spread of COVID -19.

Effective immediately, all live events are postponed indefinitely. We will honor advance ticket purchases when the events are rescheduled, or please contact your your original ticketing purchase platform for other options.

If you would like to donate to Bindlestiff, we are sincerely grateful. Please visit bindlestiff.org/support/

All Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School programs will be moving to a privately accessible YouTube channel so that children and families in our NYC and Columbia County sites can have twice-weekly doses of DIY Cirkus fun to try at home.

Trust that we will be continuing to do what we love, so that when we all get together again we’ll be able to bring the joy and wonder back at full blast.

Love from our family to yours,

The Bindlestiffs

Open Stage Variety Show
Quarantine Edition

Dixon Place • New York, NY