After a two-year hiatus, the circus is coming back to Richmond, bringing with it live entertainment, acrobatics, and death-defying tricks.
The Royal Canadian International Circus will have its big tents set up outside Lansdowne Centre, offering nine shows from June 30 to July 3.
“We can’t wait to get back in the ring and provide to our fans what they are yearning to see a spectacular show,” said circus ringmaster Joseph Bauer in a statement.
“If past attendance numbers say anything, it’s that Canadian’s love the traditional circus with world class acts that provide families with a unique opportunity to show their children something new and exciting in a safe environment.”
The Royal Canadian International Circus has traditional acts that go back 10 generations of circus families from all over the world with this year’s youngest performer at five-years-old.
Cathy Sproule, director of public relations with the circus, said circus performer Piolita and her five-year-old daughter Lucita is one of many acts with this year’s shows.
“Seeing these young ones become familiar with the brain, it’s just part of their life,” said Sproule.
“It’s fascinating to see these families grow together. I mean, that’s their life.”
Sproule told the Richmond News that it has been a difficult two years but calls it a privilege to be able to perform for the Richmond community once again.
“We all went through so much and it’s really amazing for performers to be able to perform for these audiences that are just starving to get back and watch live entertainment again.”
General admission tickets begin at $35 per person with VIP and ringside seating priced at $40 and $50 respectively.
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