Step right up, one and all! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced a reimagining of “The Greatest Show on Earth,” touring North America beginning fall 2023 and continuing into 2024.
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New technology will bring the circus to life for a new generation, from innovative spatial sound to advanced lighting and audience participation moments via video screens.
“We’re reintroducing Ringling at a time when families are seeking shared entertainment experiences that provide joy, connection, and moments of togetherness,” said Kenneth Feld, chair and CEO of Feld Entertainment.
Feld Entertainment formerly operated The Greatest Show on Earth before closing the show in 2017. At the time, the company called the circus “an unsustainable business.” Feld teased the production’s return in 2021 and formally announced the revival in 2022, notably not including animals anymore. Feld’s other work includes Disney On Ice, Monster Jam, Marvel Universe Live, and Jurassic World Live Tour.
“To redefine Ringling for today’s audiences, we started with a blank slate and evolved all aspects from production to performance to meet the needs of modern families,” Feld continued, “ultimately creating a massive playground that delivers an incredible and unique performance that can only be called The Greatest Show on Earth.”
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Tickets
Seventy-five performers from over 18 countries will join Ringling on its 50-city North American tour. It all begins Sept. 29, 2023 in Bossier City, La. The first 25 cities are now on sale, including seven performances in Orlando’s Amway Arena happening Jan. 12-15, 2024.