Circo Del Barrio


2019 Season ended!

October 5th and October 19th at 12 PM 


Circo del Barrio is an interactive walking theater experience that incorporates music, dance, acting, and food vendors! Circo del Barrio translates to “Circus of the Neighborhood” and focuses around a play, this year titled “Inocenta”. 

Inocenta tells the story of a woman who seeks change in her community and does everything within her power to unite community members to make this change happen, through the lens of Greek Mythology.


Barrio Alegria is known for creative place-making, so we chose Penn Street to perform it because Circo del Barrio highlights the beauty of Reading and the potential of our city to all. Penn Street is the main entrance and one of the focal points of Reading. This year's Circo del Barrio will take place on Penn St. from 2nd St. through 6th St.


Circo del Barrio uses Greek Mythology in its storytelling because it adds an inviting and magical element to the production. Lots of people are familiar with Greek Myths and we use them in a way that the community can recognize, understand, and relate to. Using Greek Mythology in Circo del Barrio incorporates the origin, history, and nature of the world in a way that is both universal and local. 

Penn St. between 2nd, and 6th

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Reading, PA. 19607

Anybody can participate! Dancers, actors, performers, etc. are involved in the production and during the interactive performances, the attendees can participate as well. But as with any Barrio project, experience is not necessary. We will make sure you get the experience. We just want folks who are interested in creating change!

Rehearsals run Sundays and Thursdays from August through October. Anyone is welcome to join at any point during production. Please email Maya at

Making your



Barrio doesn't do regular performances. We do things differently:




Photography and videography is encouraged.
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After the performance, our cast will engage with the audience in a question and answer session

New to Barrio?

Barrio Alegria is a community transformation organization located in Reading that utilizes the arts as a platform for community engagement and for the development of social and multicultural awareness.


But all you have to remember is:

  • The majority of our projects happen outside!

  • The majority of our projects are free!

  • The majority of our projects have to do with art!

Contact us

140 N. 5th Street

Reading, Pennsylvania 19601


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