71st Annual International Juggling Association Festival
July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jugglers and Circus Artists of all kinds will be at the 2018 IJA Festival for a week of incredible juggling, workshops, shows, competitions and memories. All four of our shows at Symphony Hall are open to the public, and we want to encourage EVERYONE to come out to see the world’s best jugglers, acrobats, variety artists and comedy performers in Springfield.
All our shows are family-friendly, and especially appeal to families with children. The World Championships shows on Wednesday and Thursday night will be where the world’s best jugglers from age 8 on up compete for the IJA’s gold medals in an exciting competition hosted a professional Emcees.
Tuesday, July 17 @ 8:00 PM:
Start the festival off right with the delightfully entertaining IJA Festival Welcome Show! Featuring high quality talent and humor from American and international performers. Springfield locals are invited to join us in kicking off the 71st IJA Festival.
Wednesday, July 18 @ 7:30 PM:
The IJA Stage Championships is a prestigious international competition recognizing top-level entertainment by offering medals and prize money for juggling performances. The goal of the IJA Stage Championships is to reward a stage-performed juggling act that is entertaining and marketable to a broad audience. Tonight’s entertainment includes the Youth Showcase and Junior Competitors.
Thursday, July 19 @ 7:30 PM:
The IJA Stage Championships is a prestigious international competition recognizing top-level entertainment by offering medals and prize money for juggling performances. The goal of the IJA Stage Championships is to reward a stage-performed juggling act that is entertaining and marketable to a broad audience. Tonight’s competition: Individuals and Teams.
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:00 PM:
The Cascade of Stars is a highlight of the IJA festival. This Saturday evening performance will feature top notch juggling and circus talent from around the world. This will be the final theater show of the festival and is an event not to be missed! Get ready for a fabulous night of family entertainment.
For more info please visit the IJA 2018 Festival website.
Please note: Tickets available for purchase at the CityStage & Symphony Hall Box Office ONLY located at 150 Bridge Street, Springfield or by calling 413-788-7033. Tickets are General Admission. No assigned seats. Box Office handling fees apply.
7/17 ADULT = $35.00, CHILDREN UNDER 10 = $18.50 Advertised, MA RESIDENTS WITH ID = $28.40
7/18 ADULT = $30.00, CHILDREN UNDER 10 = $16.00, MA RESIDENTS WITH ID* = $24.40
7/19 ADULT = $35.00, CHILDREN UNDER 10 = $18.50, MA RESIDENTS WITH ID* = $28.40
7/21 ADULT = $40.00, CHILDREN UNDER 10 = $21.00, MA RESIDENTS WITH ID* = $32.40
*MA residents must show ID and proof of residency in person at the Box Office.
All tickets are available at the Symphony Hall box office until curtain time,
and all shows are general admission.
All Massachusetts residents with a valid ID get 20% off their tickets for all shows.
Kids 10 and under are half-price.
Festival Site: Mass Mutual Center:
An 18,000-sq.ft main juggling space open 24 hours a day.
Four adjacent rooms for workshop space, just steps from the gym.