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RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS

28 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

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a magical experience for every family to experience and an event that every child will forever remember

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Roll Up! Roll Up!

The Ringling Bros. circus has been astounding audiences across the globe for over a hundred years. Ever since the Ringling brothers and Barnum & Bailey merged their travelling shows in 1919, the legendary circus has more than earned its moniker of The Greatest Show on Earth. The show packs in every single type of circus performance that you can think of, forming a spectacular cavalcade of clowns, trapezists, gymnasts, and escape artists.

Animal madness

Now, the human performers can undoubtedly pull off some pretty spectacular stunts, but without a doubt the true stars of the show are The Ringling Brothers' animals. The circus has a large herd of Asian elephants and a whole menagerie of other beautiful creatures including lions and tigers. Not only are these creatures integral to the show, but The Ringling Bros. see their continued employment as a vital part of the effort to conserve these increasingly rare species. The circus set up their own Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida two decades ago, which not only provides a home for retired tusky performers but is also a hub of scientific research.

Red or Blue?

The Ringling Bros. operate a number of different shows which are continuously touring across the country at the same time. Built to Amaze (Red Tour) is the more traditional show, while Legends! (Blue Tour) lends the proceedings a bit more of a mythical aesthetic. Both shows contain death defying and magical feats aplenty and are guaranteed to inspire awe and wonder in every audience member. If you'd like to know which tour is headed to your area, please contact the local venue directly.

Additonal Information

Dates

Opening night: 28 January 2015

Booking through until: 1 February 2015

Audience

This is a family event. In most arenas, children under 2 are admitted free provided they sit on a parent or guardian's lap. However, public event laws vary nationwide from county to county, and some arenas may require all patrons, regardless of age, to have a ticket. Please contact your local arena to confirm their specific policy.

Run time

Two hours with a 15-minute intermission

And before you stop reading

Please be aware that some towns have placed a ban on performing animals. In these instances, the show will perform in these locations with only human performers. Please contact the individual venues directly for more information.

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What You Say

11 reviews, average rating: (2.1 Stars)

Mikeg55: “Family Entertainment That Is A Tradition”

Nice wholesome fun for the whole family. If you don't like animal acts don'... more

Mikeg55: “Family Entertainment That Is A Tradition”

Nice wholesome fun for the whole family. If you don't like animal acts don'... more

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