“A true children’s
“A clown for all seasons”
“Charles the Clown is a master children’s entertainer. His expert blend of stories, poems and jokes offers kids a feast of language play as well as creative problem solving.” – Catherine Cella, reviewing Charles’ story collection, Tall Tails & Tall Tales.
Charles The Clown (and Charles The Magician) ... in California!
Charles visits the Bay Area and Southern California several times a year. Often seen performing in libraries, he is available for children’s magic and magic clown shows, family shows, school appearances and special teen magic/memory programs. Also for lessons.
BAY AREA: Charles has performed hundreds of shows in child care settings, schools, for private parties, camps, and over 150 local library appearances: SF, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley and Mountain View among them.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Charles has performed at KidSpace, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and given several thousand private party, school and library shows in Southern California. At certain venues (Beverly Glen Play Group and Children’s Circle School) he’s performed annually for more than 30 years. His award winning A&M video was shot live on the Charlie Chaplin Sound Stage in Hollywood.
Check our About The Shows page for program details.
Charles’ visits offer a unique opportunity for California children and families to experience a hilarious and developmentally appropriate show.
REDUCED RATES: When Charles is visiting California, we often use these bookings to fill out Charles’ touring schedule, and are able to offer reduced fees. Please contact us to work out a price that fits your budget.
“Your show is funny, enthralling, educational, and
so appropriate for all ages. Your timing is perfect – the repetition and
physical humor engaged even the youngest members, and got big guffaws from their
parents! Even our most timid audience members loved watching you become a
- Laurie Peck, Children’s Librarian, Mountain View Public Library, CA
"Just a brief note to thank you for your fantastic
performance at Kelly’s birthday party this weekend. I have truly never seen her
happier nor such a group of three year olds so enrapt by anyone for such a long
span of time. My daughter now wants to be “Charles The Clown” for Halloween and
continually asks me when you are going to visit her again."
- Bonnie T., Los Angeles
"Dear Charles, Many thanks for the performance.
While all the children enjoyed it, I want to tell you that Hannah, who was the
phobic one, told her mom that she might ask you to her birthday party."
- Janie Lou Hirsch, Director, Westland School, Los Angeles
"Can a bunch of giggling preschoolers really tell
if a clown is great? You bet they can. Just by their gleeful laughter. And we
adults get a double treat — an enjoyable show plus witnessing the joy of our own
and other children involved and elated at a show that is geared to their
- Enid R, Parent, Los Angeles
“Thank you for such a memorable visit to our
school. We (teachers and children) appreciate your natural talent, thoughtful
approach, and engaging manner – a delightful experience of transformation.”
- Lena Boot, preschool teacher, Children’s Center of the Stanford Community, Stanford, CA
“No wonder you're appearing everywhere this
summer.. our children's room was packed with close to 300 children and parents
... I was warned by my staff about the parents who could be less attentive than
their youngsters, but your entertaining program kept everyone captivated
- S. Park, Children’s Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
"I can’t thank you enough for all the laughs and smiles you brought to our school. You are an amazing actor and so wonderful with the children."
- Director Ani, Los Angeles Family School
Children’s comments after watching a Charles The Clown show – reported by Jill Giorgetti, Palo Alto Children’s Library:
“He was so funny my stomach hurt …”
“I’m not afraid of clowns anymore.”
For more information, reach us at 206.361.7171 or email Charles@charlestheclown.com