Storytime Festival

Vau de Vire Society © Eric Gillet; Gooferman; Fou Fou Ha! (C) Dave Golden
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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival San Francisco, California, USA
Festival Contact Information

Storytime Festival
1819 40th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122 USA
Phone: +01 650-223-0312
Fax: +01 650-240-2782

Festival Description

Introducing the inaugural StoryTime Festival: Annual Circus and Performing Arts Extravaganza, taking place December 20th, 2008 at the Palace of Fine Arts.

There will be a grandiose circus show by fabulous Vau De Vire Society: acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and live orchestra. The festival will present enchanting theater and dance performances from Scotland, Bolivia, India, Russia, and many other countries. Programming includes a magical marketplace filled with interactive circus acts, live music, artists, merchants, face painters, balloon makers, food and drinks.

Circle of Arts presents a truly amazing event this December — Storytime Festival at Palace of Fine Arts. The festival’s impressive lineup includes professional circus artists — Vau De Vire Society with Dr. Madd Vibe, Fou Fou Ha! and GOOFERMAN. They are joined by established world dancers to bring you into a world of wonder and magic. Step into an enchanted world populated with interactive circus acts by Vau De Vire performers, magical character encounters, painters and sculptors showcasing their art, world’s traders selling trinkets, and even fortune tellers. Continue on a journey to the theater and see the world’s legends come to life through dances from Bolivia and Peru to India and Russia and many more, followed by full-blown circus show by Vau de Vire Society featuring classically-trained dancers, most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artist, side show acts and live orchestra.

Festival Dates December 20, 2008

Festival Events:

Program 2008:
  • Afternoon Performance - “Tales of Enchantment” - G-rated show, All ages
    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Palace of Fine Arts Lobby
      Circus acts, festival merchants, art exhibition, characters encounters, raffle, street musicians, carolers, puppet show, face painting and much more. Food and drinks available from the snack bar.
    • 5:00pm-7:00pm, Palace of Fine Arts Theater
      World dance and circus performance (15 min intermission). Food and drinks available from the snack bar.
  • Evening Performance - “Storytime for the Inner Child” - “R-rated” show
    • 8:00pm-11:00pm, Palace of Fine Arts Lobby
      Circus acts, Live DJs, festival merchants, art exhibition, enticing characters, tarot reading, henna painting, raffle and much more. Food and drinks are available from the full service bar.
    • 9:00pm-11:00pm, Palace of Fine Arts Theater
      World dance and circus performance (15 min intermission). Full service bar & snacks available.
  • Note: Ticket prices include admission to the lobby and an assigned seat for the theater performance; prices vary depending on selected theater seating.


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Flyers and photos of participants:
  • Promotional flyer
  • Gallery of Particpants


Practical Info:

  • Palace Of Fine Arts
    3301 Lyon Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94123 USA
    Phone: +01 415-567-6642
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