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Omnium Circus to perform as part of Lincoln Center’s Big Umbrella Festival celebrating accessibility for all September 16 – 18

Tickets are free and available now!

NEW YORK, NY (August 23, 2022) – Omnium Circus (, dubbed the “world’s most inclusive circus,” will present its unique production as part of Lincoln Center’s Big Umbrella Festival featuring a special array of programming specifically for young audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families.   The Big Umbrella Festival runs September 16 – 18 and Omnium’s performances take place at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 17, and 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 18. Performances are outdoors at Damrosch Park. Tickets are free and available at

The Big Umbrella Festival features live performances, interactive installations and digital content, all integrating accessibility and inclusion.  As the world’s first circus featuring performers of all abilities specifically created for audiences of all abilities, Omnium Circus’ mission aligns perfectly with The Big Umbrella Festival. The show, led by Ringmaster and New York native Johnathan Lee Iverson, features a beautiful mosaic of backgrounds, skill and ability, authentically representative and engaging. Attendees will marvel at the limit-defying, life-affirming spectacle produced by this unique, uplifting circus which The New York Times calls, “genuinely extraordinary.”

“We at Omnium are so proud to be part of an event as inclusive and extraordinary as Lincoln Center’s Big Umbrella Festival and can’t wait to share our uplifting show with all in attendance,” said Omnium’s Founder & Executive Director, Lisa B. Lewis. “Everyone should be able to share in the joy and excitement of the performing arts, regardless of background, race, gender or ability.”

Omnium Circus plays Lincoln Center’s Big Umbrella Festival at Damrosch Park.

Friday, September 16 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, September, 17 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Tickets are free and available at  For more information about Omnium, please visit

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About Omnium Circus:

Omnium: A Bold New Circus is a leader in the global movement toward diversity, equity and inclusion. A unique, visionary not-for-profit breaking new ground in the world of circus arts as the first fully inclusive circus performing arts company. Through shared positive experiences among those who enjoy the circus, we enrich empathy among people of all races, colors, ethnicities and abilities and build aligned and supportive communities. Omnium believes that a circus experience with a full spectrum of people representative of all people and our global culture as artists, staff and audiences leads the way to a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive society.

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is the steward of the world’s leading performing arts center, an artistic and civic cornerstone for New York City comprised of eleven resident companies on a 16-acre campus. The nonprofit’s strategic priorities include: supporting the arts organizations that call Lincoln Center home to realize their missions and fostering opportunities for collaboration across campus; championing inclusion and increasing the accessibility and reach of Lincoln Center’s work; and reimagining and strengthening the performing arts for the 21st century and beyond, helping ensure their rightful place at the center of civic life.

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