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Yuletide Factory

Cirque Mechanics
from Las Vegas, Nevada

November 26 – December 20, 2024
Recommended Grades
Grades K – 6
Students: $2
Chaperones: $5
What Kind of Show?
Circus; lively and action-packed
Running Time
70 minutes with no intermission
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

School-time tickets may only be booked by Partner organizations.

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Sensory-Friendly Performance

About the Show

Fill your hearts with circus cheer—the merry daredevils of Cirque Mechanics (Zephyr, 2023) are back with an industrial-strength spectacular for you and your kin. Sparkling with holiday spirit, the ever energetic ensemble of acrobats transforms a drab assembly plant into a holly jolly Yuletide Factory! From the wonder of the German wheel to festive flips from the trampoline wall, they dash and dance through a pageant of powerhouse stunts with grins and goodwill. It’s high-flying fun, comfort and joy for the whole family!

Exceptional, evocative, eye-catching, ear-catching and, to keep the list short, engrossingly entertaining

The New York Times

Things to Know

  1. Cirque Mechanics is back! Yuletide Factory marks their sixth time on the New Victory stage, following the Drama Desk-nominated Zephyr in 2023.
  2. We’ve presented Cirque Mechanics during the holidays before, with Pedal Punk in 2015 and 42FT in 2019, but Yuletide Factory is their first holiday-themed show, and it’s having its world premiere here at the New Victory!
  3. Yuletide Factory is an adaptation of Cirque Mechanics’ first and most successful show, Birdhouse Factory (New Victory, 2008), which they’ve performed over 800 times across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

About the Artists

Cirque Mechanics has a signature style wrapped in acrobatics, mechanical marvels and a bit of clowning around. For every new show, founder and Cirque du Soleil veteran Chris Lashua starts by sketching an elaborate machine that will serve as the onstage centerpiece. In and around these creative contraptions, the ensemble of aerialists, jugglers and gymnasts builds enchantingly theatrical circus experiences fit for every season.


Photo: Kirk Marsh
Photo: Maike Schulz
Photo: Maike Schulz
Photo: Kirk Marsh
Photo: Darin Basile

Creative Team

Founder, Creative Director & Producer
Chris Lashua

Co-Producer & Collaborator
Aida Lashua

Steven Ragatz

Co-Director, Choreographer & Costume Designer
Aloysia Gavre

Set Designer
Sean Riley

Lighting Director
Joe D’Emilio

Production Stage Mananger
Rachel A. Lantow

Cody Westheimer and Julia Marie Newmann


For every performance at the New Victory Theater…

  • You can request to borrow supports like fidgets, earplugs, assisted listening devices, wheelchairs and more.
  • Our quiet Cozy Zone and a live feed of the performance are available in the lower lobby at all times for those with sensory sensitivities or anyone who needs a break from the theater.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and Companion seat tickets are available (see more details when buying tickets).

Get additional accessibility details, and prepare for your visit with our New Victory Social Narrative.

Curriculum & Trip Planning