Frequently asked questions

What ARE the show times and dates?

First, a big thank you to everyone who attended the circus and supported us this year! The 2020 Tadmor Shrine Circus will be held in March 2020. We look forward to seeing you this year. Show times for the 2020 Tadmor Shrine Circus will be published here when announced. TYPICALLY, our shows are:

  • Friday: 6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday: 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday: 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

ticket prices?

The 2019 general-admission tickets, which cover 90 percent of our seats, were $12 for ages 3 – 12 and $17 for adults. Children under 2 were admitted free. Reserved and VIP seats were $20 & $30 respectively.

What is the difference between a general admission ticket and a reserved or VIP ticket?

A general admission ticket will not give you a seat assignment. General admission seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved and VIP tickets will be printed with a seat assignment. Children 2 and younger sitting in a reserved section will either need to sit on a lap or have a ticket purchased for them. PLEASE NOTE: More than 90 percent of the seating is general admission and includes great seats. 

Do I need to purchase any type of ticket for my child, who is under 2, who gets in for free?

No, you do not to have a ticket for entry unless you want your child to have his or her own seat in a reserved seating section.

How long does each performance last?

Each performance lasts from 2 to 2.5 hours.

When do doors open and what is there to do before each show?

Doors open one hour prior to each show and there is plenty to see and do! This includes animal rides ($8 – $10), clown autographs (free programs and autographs), photo button with a clown, face painting, a giant slide, a bounce house and more (prices run $5 – $10), and of course, all of your favorite circus food and souvenirs. 

DO YOU SELL tickets at the door?

Yes, the Canton Civic Center box office opens four hours prior to the first show each day. PLEASE NOTE: Lines get longer closer to show times. Arrive one hour prior to show time if possible.

How do I avoid the high Ticketmaster fees?

For 2018, as an example, Ticketmaster fees ran from $5.70 to $8.55 per ticket if purchased through Ticketmaster. However, tickets purchased at the Civic Center box office are charged only a $1 service fee. The Canton Civic Center box office is open from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays and also on the days of the show. PLEASE NOTE: As noted above, arrive one hour prior to the show when buying tickets the day of the show to avoid long lines.

How much are the military and first responder “thank you” discount tickets?

$12 tickets are available for any Friday or Sunday show and are good for adults or children. These discounts apply to all active and retired military and  first responders — police, fire and EMS. Plus, the discount is good for the entire group, not just the military person or first responder. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased at The Civic Center box office with proper ID.