A circus with no animals is here in Huntsville—get tickets now

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There’s a special show in MidCity this week and next! (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Thought the circus was outdated? Think again. The Venardos Circus—”the little circus that could”—is a modern take on the classic circus. It’s here in Huntsville’s MidCity District, and tickets are already selling out.

How Venardos is reimagining the circus

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A smaller, more intimate experience than you’re used to. (The Venardos Circus / Facebook)

Venardos is doing the circus differently. Kevin Venardos, a former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster, created the concept.

There’s no animals involved, just top-notch performers.

The classic circus fare like popcorn, cotton candy and lemonade are made fresh daily.

The vintage red-and-white tent seats just 350 people for a more intimate experience than you’re used to.

The 90 minute show (with a brief intermission) is inspired by Broadway, which makes for a stunning production.

“Venardos Circus has grown into a living example of the power of dreams, reinventing the American Circus tradition for a new generation, and bringing joy to people everywhere.”

The Venardos Circus Website

So, you get all the classic, vintage circus vibes under a red-and-white tent, without all the circus cons.

The acts

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Get ready for an unbelievable show with these talented performers! (The Venardos Circus / Facebook)

At The Venardos Circus, you’ll get to see all kinds of acts, including:

  • Aerialists
  • Acrobats
  • Juggling
  • Balancing
  • Comedy
  • Daredevilry
  • Magic
  • Music production

Ready to experience “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show”? Here’s when it’s happening.

The schedule

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We can’t wait for the opening night tonight. (The Venardos Circus / Facebook)

You’ve got 15 chances to see this incredible show. Here are the showtimes:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 7PM
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 7PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 1PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 4PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 7PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, 1PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, 4PM
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7PM
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 7PM
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 7PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 15, 1PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 15, 4PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 15, 7PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 1PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 4PM

The pre-show party starts an hour before showtime, so be sure to arrive early for entertainment and snacks.

The first two shows are already sold out, so act quickly to get your tickets before they’re gone!

The circus will be held at Huntsville’s MidCity District, located at 5909 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35806.

Grab your tickets

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Wow. (The Venardos Circus / Facebook)

Parking will be free, and tickets prices are as follows:

  • Child General Admission (12 and under): starting at $16
  • Adult General Admission: starting at $26
  • Premium Seating (second and third rows): starting at $36 for all ages
  • Ringmaster V.I.P. Seating (front row): starting at $46 for all ages

Grab your tickets here before they’re gone!

Want to know more about The Venardos Circus? Here’s where you can find them online.

And don’t forget to check out our October events guide for more exciting events in Huntsville this month.

Are you heading to the circus this year? Let us know on social media by tagging us @hvilleblast or by using our hashtag #hvilleblast.

Sarah Gronberg
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