The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus tour, returns to perform in three Western Washington settings

Tacoma’s Wright Park, June 26-July 7, and STAR Center, July 10-21 and Lake Stevens, July 25-28 during Aquafest

The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-Style Circus will perform in three Western Washington cities between June 26 through July 28. First stop will be in Tacoma’s Wright Park, 501 S I St., with performances running June 26 through July 7. Next up is STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., July 10 through 21. Its final stop will be in Lake Stevens July 25-28, as a featured part of Aquafest.

Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos) in 2014, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed, “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.”

Guests can expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition; but one that has been reinvented for the next generation. With an amazing assortment of aerialists, acrobats, juggling, hand-balancing/contortion, comedy, daredevilry, magic, musical production and much more, this amazing circus experience will truly delight adults and kids of all ages.

Ringmaster Kevin Venardos. Photo courtesy Vernardos Circus
Ringmaster Kevin Venardos. Photo courtesy Vernardos Circus

Venardos Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and limited seating. The circus performers also are the crew in this 15-person traveling tour who are completely self-contained, much like the original circus tradition.

“Circus is part of America’s cultural fabric and we want to keep that tradition alive for generations to come,” explained Ringmaster Kevin Venardos. “We look forward to bringing our Broadway-style circus show BACK to Western Washington, Tacoma for the second year, our fourth year visiting the greater Tacoma/Seattle area. Western Washington has been very welcoming for us in the past so we can’t wait to see everyone!”

An interactive pre-show party begins one hour before each show time with opportunities to meet the cast, snap selfies and play games. Classic circus treats like popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, lemonade and more are available. The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Complete show schedule available at

General Admission Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth under 12 yrs. Babes in arms are free with a paying adult (24 months and younger). Premium Reserved seating is priced from $35 to $45.

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No animals at this circus - just human energy and imagination. Photo courtesy Vernardos Circus
No animals at this circus – just human energy and imagination.
Photo courtesy Vernardos Circus

About Venardos Circus

The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-Style Circus performance, has been touring the U.S. since its debut at the L.A. County Fair in 2014. It is reinventing the American Circus tradition for a new generation with Broadway-style flair; bringing joy to people across the U.S.

Theatre lovers and nostalgic circus fans alike will appreciate the intimate experience and sentimental way the show pays homage to circus traditions through the lens of high-quality entertainment for a modern family audience.

Free Kids Tickets

In some markets we distribute Free Kids Tickets to participating business networks. These are limited to children 12 years or younger, 1 per paying adult ticket purchased from our website (not third party re-sellers) Free Kids Tickets do expire and are only valid for our first week of shows. If you get a Free Kids Ticket from a local business or school you must redeem/reserve your seat online and bring the physical Free Kids Ticket with you to the box office. There is a limited number of Free Kids Tickets that each show can accommodate so make sure you redeem online. Based on availability.

– The Venardos Circus

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