Photo: Cassie Gonzales 2022

Stage & Lane Shows

23 Stages with Live Entertainment

Andrew McKee, the Irish Bard

  • Limited Engagement
A teller of stories, a weaver of dreams. Player of music, singer of songs. Knows a little bit of magic and a trick or two. Knows the proper way to meet a dragon, do you?

Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

  • Adult (16+)
Scandalous. Licentious. Madly impolitic. And riotously funny. Stroll down the paisley corridors of iambic corruption as Arthur Greenleaf Holmes presents his villainous verse. Not for the skittish. Show rated PG-16 - not suitable for children.

Bettina Bawdeville

  • Adult (16+)
  • Limited Engagement
Bettina Bawdeville sings risque original pub songs, mixing the bawdy with hints of vaudeville. Audience participation and shout-along opportunities abound! Not for delicate sensibilities. Show rated PG-16 - not suitable for children.

Birds of Prey

Presented by Last Chance Forever Birds of Prey Conservancy - The Birds of Prey Show is an interactive exhibition that incorporates The Royal Falconer and flying and non-flying raptors. Knowledge of basic raptor biology and natural behaviors, insights into the plight of the natural world and the human effects in the balance of living things is shared in a conservation-themed entertainment program.

Bonny Knees Competition

Do you have a perfect patella? A magnificent meniscus? A laudable ligament? Are your knees beautiful or battle scarred? Bring your bonnie knees to the Bonnie Knees Contest as part of Celtic Weekend! Wear a kilt or wear your shorts - we just need YOU! (No registration required)

Burbage and The Bard

  • Adult (16+)
  • Limited Engagement
The legendary playwright and his greatest actor are here, and there's nothing you can do about it! Bear witness to Shakespeare's lesser-known talent for song, and Burbage's greater-known talent for sizzle ('tis the pants). Sing-y, silly, and downright sloppy times await with Burbage and the Bard!

Cannon Drill

  • SAPA
With the help of young 'volunteers' from the audience, Boomer explains the process of loading and firing a cannon.


Cantiga's unique and magical music has delighted visitors to Renaissance Festivals across North America for almost thirty years.

Cari’s Creatures

  • Lane Performer
  • Limited Engagement
Dragons, Griffins and MONSTERS? Oh my! Our talented artists bring to you a world of make-believe, dreams, and imagination brought to life with their spellbinding company and companions! A world of fantasy brought to life with Cari’s amazing creatures! Let us guide you to a world where dragon’s decree is law and monsters traipse across the land! Bringing you music, memories, and magic you will never forget. Meet the Creatures Saturday 10:30 am - Namu the Griffin 12:00 pm - Capo the Smoking Dragon 2:30 pm - Namu the griffin 4:00 pm - Capo the Smoking Dragon Sunday 10:30 am - Rao the Luck Dragon 12:00 pm - Capo the Smoking Dragon 2:30 pm - Rao the Luck Dragon 4:00 pm - Capo the Smoking Dragon

Celtic Legacy

World-class bagpipes, earthshaking drums, rockin’ guitars, and a mile-a-minute banter only barely scratches the surface of this comedic group of Celtic Lads!

Children’s Highland Games

  • SAPA
Children’s Highland Games. Kids 12 & under are invited to participate in these age-old games of skill at the Royal Pavilion at 1:30 pm each day during Celtic Weekend.

Chivalry Lessons

Chivalry Lessons with the Scarborough Knights! Join the Knights of the Noble Cause at 3:00 pm each day during Chivalry Weekend at the Royal Marquee to learn how to treat others in a chivalrous manner.

Cirqa Brava

Cirqa Brava high-flying acrobats that mesmerize & delight with their one-of-a-kind aerial & circus spectacle! Blending razor-sharp comedy with breathtaking beauty, these ladies’ antics will turn your world upside down, inside out, and leave you tangled with laughter!

Cirque du Sewer

You may recognize the trained rats, cats, and acro-human of Cirque du Sewer from their feature on “ Ripleys Believe It or Not?”, or from their national and international tv appearances, including a standing ovation and multiple rounds on America’s Got Talent. But watching them live at a renaissance faire is even more thrilling because we can’t edit out when cats are jerks! Melissa combines her skills with the talents of her rescue animals, creating complicated obstacle courses for the rats, dancing with cats, and balancing upside down on a half-inch slack rope.

Country Dance

  • SAPA
Frolic with local villagers to the cheerful and spritely tunes of the country folk.

Court Dance

  • SAPA
Join the people of Scarborough as they dance the stately dances of the court. School of Court Dance 11:30am - Maypole 4:30pm - Maypole Court Dance 12:00pm - Maypole 5:00pm - Royal Marquee

Cy the Sword Swallower

A man of skill, a man of danger, and some would say….a complete lunatic. Cy is a master of the blade. Witness him swallow a whole armory of swords of different shapes and sizes ranging from the smallsword to the curved scimitar. No two shows are the same. With variety, audience participation and comedy. Cy will leave you thrilled and entertained, bursting with laughter and talking about it after.

Easter Service

  • SAPA
Join the Performers of Scarborough as they celebrate Easter Sunday with a special 16th Century Church Service. Sunday, April 9th Only.