"Step right up and see the wonders of the big top" will be at the top of the entertainment to do list from January 1 through January 5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, also known as, "the Greatest Show on Earth" will once again razzle and dazzle circus lovers with performances for all ages.
The new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show is named "Legends." Everyone seeing this new show should be prepared to be wowed as performers from all corners of the world bring the intriguing show to life. From the horn of the mythical unicorn and the wings of the mysterious Pegasus to the massive woolly mammoth, everyone in the entire family will witness jaw-dropping feats and thrilling shows.
Start your New Year with a trip to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey big top on Wednesday, January 1 with the first show at 7:30 pm. If you're still recuperating from New Year's Eve parties, not to worry. The show will go on through Sunday, January 5 with shows at 1 pm and 5 pm. On Thursday and Friday, the show begins at 7:30 pm and on Saturday, January 4, three shows are scheduled at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7:30 pm.
Ticket prices vary depending on seating and the day you choose to attend. Tickets for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday show are $16 through $31 for regular seating, $35 for premium seats and $70 for front row seats. Saturday and Sunday seats run $24 through $35 for regular, $40 for premium, and $70 for front row seating.
The new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey "blue tour" features an array of talented performers including the Cossack Riders who will be performing acrobatics and intricate maneuvers while their steady mounts race around the ring at 25 miles per hour.
Alexander Lacey will amaze you as he communicates with the big cats in English and German. Be spellbound as he takes the lions and tigers through their routine.
The Medeiros Troupe takes gymnastics to a whole other level while the Torres Family will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as they race 8 motorcycles inside a 16-foot steel sphere.
Whatever you do this New Year, don't let the circus come to town without taking in one of the shows. A visit to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is a once in a lifetime experience and one you won't ever forget.