Clown & Circus Presentations

Join Heritage Theatre Festival for Clown & Circus presentations!

Sponsored by: Heritage Theatre Festival, Clowns Without Borders, and the UVA School of Nursing Compassionate Care Initiative


Humanitarian Clown Presentation
4:00 to 5:00pm
McLeod Hall Auditorium (with reception to follow)

Join Tim Cunningham, UVA School of Nursing and Clowns Without Borders for an interactive discussion of the role of humanitarian clowns and their work in and outside of medical environments.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.


Circus in America
9:00 to 10:00am
Ruth Caplin Theatre

Learn about the History of the circus! LaVahn Hoh, Drama
Professor Emeritus and internationally known circus
historian and author will present a whirlwind spin through
the circus in America. (FREE discussion)

Clown Camp
10:15 to 11:15am
UVA Drama Building

A hands on, active workshop with the Clowns Without Borders performers for kids from 5 to 105. Have some fun finding the clown inside you! Register now for this event and mark your calendars! Registration is at
Register early as space is limited. (FREE Workshop)

Behind the Nose
11:30am to 12:30pm
Ruth Caplin Theatre

What’s it like for clowns to perform in nontraditional settings? Heritage is proud to collaborate with Clowns Without Borders and Tim Cunningham, UVA School of Nursing, to present an interactive discussion on the role of Hospital Clowns. (FREE Discussion)



Date on Calendar: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thank you to our 2017 Sustaining and Season Sponsors

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