Ringling Bros. Circus returns with ‘LEGENDS’ extravaganza
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Among the draws of this year’s Barnum & Bailey Circus is the Globe of Steel.         Courtesy photo
Among the draws of this year’s Barnum & Bailey Circus is the Globe of Steel. Courtesy photo
Circus officials say children of all ages will believe in the unbelievable with the all-new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey spectacular “LEGENDS,” coming to the Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena) from Thursday, Aug. 7 to Sunday,

Aug. 10, highlighted by family-friendly prices with all seats only $20 each, plus kids’ tickets at $10 each.

The iconic Ringling Bros. stars meet fabled mythological creatures at the place where legends live — “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Experience family fun as amazing circus athletes perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder in a celebration of the “LEGENDS” that have captured imaginations for centuries.  

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living circus legends from around the world, along the way encountering the fantastical Pegasus, a unicorn and the remarkable Woolly the Mammoth. 

 Featuring more than 100 performers spanning 25 countries, plus more than 85 animals from nearly every continent around the world, the Ringling Bros.’ 144th edition features several unique acts, including:

• China’s National Acrobatic Troupe from Beijing performing several impressive acts, including balancing 20 people on two bicycles, fast-paced hoop diving and graceful Diabolo juggling skills;

• Introducing the Double Trapeze, especially designed for Ringling Bros., with the attempt of four consecutive triple somersaults in a row;

• Additional circus legends highlighted in the show are big-cat trainer Alexander Lacey; edge-of-your-seat Cossack Riders equestrian stunts; Globe of Steel motorcycle daredevils; Clown Alley and treasured performing pachyderms.

Debuting this year for the ultimate circus fan, check out the exclusive and intimate fan experience within the Ringmaster Zone.  Access to this VIP area is only available to select ticket holders and offers guests an unprecedented look “behind the curtain” of “The Greatest Show On Earth.” Fans have the opportunity to walk the Ringling Red Carpet, meet ringmaster Iverson and the stars of the show, step inside the Globe of Steel, take photos on the Ringmaster’s float and have an up-close elephant encounter.

 Be sure to arrive early to experience several exciting interactive elements before the show starts, included with the ticket price — visit the Animal Open House to get up-close with animal stars and the All Access Pre-Show where families can step onto the arena floor to meet our performers, learn circus skills, try on costumes and much more.

 Show dates are:

• Thursday, Aug. 7 — 7 p.m.

• Friday, Aug. 8 — 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 9 — 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

• Sunday, Aug. 10 — 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.


The circus takes place at the Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd.

Premium-level pricing is $45 (VIP) and $110 (Ringmaster Zone).

Tickets are available through AXS.com, Charge by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX, or visit the Valley View Casino Center Box Office.                                    

For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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