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All-New Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Circus XTREME Coming To SD, Aug. 6–9

Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME.  Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before at The Greatest Show On Earth.®  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME blends extreme circus displays for the ultimate family fun entertainment experience, playing the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego from August 6th–9th.

Clown AlleyGuided by Ringmaster David Shipman, Circus XTREME pushes the limits of excitement to featured artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying beloved traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen contemporary spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. Featuring an international assembly of over 100 performers spanning 13 countries around the world, the Ringling Bros. 145th Edition is highlighted by several unique acts including:

  • Xtreme Sports display featuring BMX freestyle riders, energetic parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack line gymnastics tricks
  • Caravan of Camels – the only act of it’s kind in the world featuring 6 twin-humped Bactrian camels
  • Bungee Skydivers aerial acro-ballet
  • World’s youngest human cannonball Gemma “The Jet” Kirby has been shot from the cannon over 500 times
  • Mongolian Marvels strongmen create a human pyramid with a combined weight of over 880 pounds

Additional circus elements highlighted in the show including Bengal tiger presenter Taba; daredevil whirling Pendulum of Steel performance;  edge-of-your-seat high wire stunts, hilarious poodle tricks; of course, no show would be complete without the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and treasured performing pachyderms!

Be sure to arrive early to experience several fun-filled interactive elements before the show starts, included with the ticket price – visit the Animal Open House to get up-close with our amazing animal stars and the All Access Pre-Show, where families can step onto the arena floor to meet our performers, learn circus skills, try on costumes and much more!

New this year, ticketholders can purchase an upgrade experience for their show and go backstage with a VIP Behind The Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.  To take advantage of this incredible interactive experience, just log on to www.ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, email and phone number to become a VIP Circus Insider.

WHEN:                                Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 9

Thursday, August 6                        7:00 PM

Friday, August 7                              11:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Saturday, August 8                         11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, August 9                             1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE:             Valley View Casino Center – 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92110

  • FREE GUEST PARKING in all official arena parking lots; visit arena website for more info

TICKETS:          Ticket prices range from $15, $20, $25, $45 (VIP) and $65 (Front Row)*

All seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at

888-9AXS-TIX or visit the Valley View Casino Center Box Office.
*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees