5 Tips for Your First Time at the Royal Canadian Circus

5 Tips If It’s Your First Visit to the Royal Canadian International Circus

The Royal Canadian International Circus (RCIC) is back with an all-new SPECTACULAR show! The tour kicked off in Minneapolis, MN on May 6, 2022 at the Mall of America with a BAM. The Circus is scheduled to next appear in Calgary (May 27-June 5) and Edmonton (June 9-19).

You may buy circus tickets online directly through our safe and secure website. You can also view a full list of cities and dates here.

 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your First Visit to the Circus

Is this your first time attending a circus event? You are not alone. The following pointers will help you prepare for the event and ensure an enjoyable experience.

1. Verify Circus Dates, Time and Location Before the Show

This tip may seem obvious, but with multiple show times in multiple cities and countries it is better safe than sorry! If you run into any difficulties or purchased the tickets for the wrong location, contact us immediately. The sooner you contact us the better as shows quickly sell out.

2. Arrive Early

We recommend arriving early because it definitely gets more crowded the closer you get to show time. The moment you walk in, you are greeted by our Ringmaster and some of our performers. Arriving early can also help you avoid long line ups for snacks and find the perfect parking spot. The show is an interactive experience with lots of opportunities for laughter and AWE.

3. Build Up the Excitement

You can build up the excitement in your children by checking out the virtual tour on our website. The gallery page also gives you a visual snapshot of some of the acts that you will be viewing under the Big Red Top.  Many children LOVE surprises, while others like to know exactly what they are doing. This is one way we cater to all interests and needs.

4. Bring Binoculars

Even if you have great seats, children love looking through binoculars for an even closer look! Binoculars enhance the job of circus watching and help capture each and every moment without skipping a beat.

5. Purchase Premium Seats

You will probably be able to enjoy the show from any seat in the Big Red Top. If you want to have a truly spectacular experience, though, you might find that paying for Plush VIP seats can help. It might cost a little more, but you might find that you will be able to enjoy better views and a better overall experience by buying ringside seats. You can buy your VIP circus seat tickets directly through our website.


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2 for 1 Ticket Promotion on General Admission Tickets: BIGTOP2022

Currently, RCIC is offering a 2-for-1 special for general admission tickets. Please use the 2-for-1 promo code BIGTOP2022 to take advantage of this limited time offer.

Important Notice about Circus Animals

The Royal Canadian International Circus 2022 show does not use exotic animals or endangered species in any of its act. It is a family oriented, family priced acrobatic / thrill show showcasing a multicultural parade of circus families from around the world. Five years ago, the Circus transitioned away from exotics to this new format; and the public reception has been overwhelmingly positive. You can find information about the performances that are included in our circus here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

2023-06-23T02:45:55-04:00May 25th, 2022|Royal Canadian Circus|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Your First Time at the Royal Canadian Circus