Ringling Bros. makes its yearly stop soon in Everett, Tacoma, and Kent but is it the same ole show we’ve seen? Dates and tickets below.

In what seems like a bid to leave the negative stigma of traveling circus acts in the dust, survive the economy, and still provide an event for all ages Ringling Bros. has changed its show format to include a special pre-party on the circus floor starting an hour before show-time. It’s described as a “Barnum Bash” where spectators can rock out, dance, dress up in costumes, learn how-to juggle and balance, and also take photos with some of the circus stars. They even allow people to step-behind-the-curtain for an up close look at some of the exotic animals.

The pre-show is a great opportunity to get your family involved in understanding more about the circus, and just what kind of skill is involved in the performances. This interaction really delivers more depth to the whole experience providing a well-rounded activity for your family.

The pre-party bash really is a smart move on behalf of Ringling and definitely adds another dimension to the whole experience. Some of the acts include Dimitri the Strong Man, Motorcylce Mania, Epic Asian Elephants, Wheel of Steel, and Hand Balancers.

Ticket prices range from $20 – $80 and are available online at www.ringlingtickets.com or at the box offices. Guests can get more information about the show at: www.Ringling.com.

Barnum Bash is saluting our Armed Forces this year by offering $10 tickets to ALL Military Personnel and their families at all three locations (Saturday – 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM shows and Sunday – 5:00 PM shows). And, they’re doing a special salute at the Sunday, 5 pm performances.

The code to redeem this special ticket price is MIL10 and is available online, by phone and at the Box Offices. Tickets must be picked up at the Box Office with Military ID.

Kids’ tickets are also available for select performances for $10 each (with special discount code SIMON from Simon Malls – Northgate & Tacoma Malls) and Opening Night tickets are half priced for only $10 (not valid for VIP, Front Row or Gold Circle seating).

Tacoma Dome
Friday Aug 17 7:30PM
Saturday Aug 18 11:30AM, 3:30PM and 7:30PM
Sunday Aug 19 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Comcast Arena at Everett
Thursday Aug 23 7:30PM
Friday Aug 24 7:30PM
Saturday Aug 25 11:30AM, 3:30PM and 7:30PM
Sunday Aug 26 1:00PM and 5:00PM

ShoWare Center in Kent
Friday Aug 31 7:30PM
Saturday Sept 1 11:30AM, 3:30PM and 7:30PM
Sunday Sept 2 1:00PM and 5:00PM
Monday Sept 3 12:00PM and 4:00PM

Culture The Circus is Coming to Tacoma, Everett and Kent