The Cincinnati Circus Big Show

Every kid should see this show!

Every fair should have this show! Advertise that you have a circus coming! Some of the acts you'll see include: comedy, juggling, magic, dancing, aerial silks, balancing objects, aerial lyra, chair stacking, rolling globe, spanish web, hula hoop, fire performance, wheel of death, clowning, and flying trapeze. There will also be lots of volunteer acts and lots of comedy!

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We Provide It All!

  • All Stages Provided By Us
  • Tenting & Rigging Done By Us
  • We Provide P.A. & Sound System
  • Tons Of Audience Participation
  • Child Friendly
  • Nothing Risque

The Big Show Includes...

  • Aerial Lyra & Silks
  • Flying Trapeze
  • Chair Stacking
  • Magic Shows
  • Wheel of Death
  • Much More!

Specs and Requirements

  • Space Requirement:
    • 75' x 45' x 40'(Optimal)
    • If needed, can be made smaller
  • Time Requirement:
    • 2.5 hour set up
    • 75 Minute run time

The Cincinnati Circus Big Show Media and Press!

A little more about our Big Circus Show

Every season our one-ring, Big Circus Show gets bigger and better! Before each show, our performers greet the kids in the audience, and after every performance our cast will sign autographs and pose for photographs. We use a lot of volunteers, and all of them are given giant stuffed animals! The whole audience becomes a part of the action!

The Big Circus Show uses live music and original compositions for our performances. Cincinnati Circus also uses NO live animals during our shows, but you may see one of our own performers dressed up as a tiger and jumping through a flaming hoop!

We also do not sell any products at our shows, but you are welcome to do so! This leaves your organization or school with the ability to sell concessions and prizes for fundraising.

Because we are an open air Circus, you don't have to worry about a large tent. We can set up almost anywhere and perform rain or shine. 

One of a kind performances, for one of a kind events

Our show is easily customized to your taste, requirements, audience, and vision. If you need a show with stunts, we can do that. Anything is possible, so even if your show needs extra fire, we can do that too! Should you need to come out and speak before the Grand Finale, or want us to mention certain sponsors, we will be happy to do that too. Additionally, our Big Circus Show acts can be changed before any performance, and can be catered to the age range of the audience. In the event that the audience is younger, we will change the acts for the kids in the crowd. Likewise, if we have an all adult audience, we add performances geared for adults.

Many of our clients want several different shows during a day, or spread out through the week. We are able to provide almost anything! Our experienced cast can handle any situation, including the time a tornado knocked our rig over in the middle of the night, and we still performed the next day!

Cincinnati Circus is different from other Circuses

We love other circuses, and have many friends that now perform elsewhere. Comparatively, we have many cast members that got started with other circuses. The Cincinnati Circus highly recommends that you check out as many different circuses as you can. We do it too!

However, there are some important differences between the Cincinnati Circus and other circuses. We are not a family circus, and all of our performers are adults. Our performers are individuals that have dedicated their lives to circus and have multiple skills. Performers audition for their spots on one of our three (Red, Black, & Gold) casts, and ere chosen because they are the best. The result of this rigorous audition process is a clean show, with many more acts. We aren't trying to stretch the show in order to get to an hour and a half performance, we are trying to fit it all in that time frame!

With The Cincinnati Circus, you have four shows to choose from! You don't need to request a specific cast, (red, black, or gold) just tell us what you're trying to accomplish. If you have preferences, tell us which of the four shows sounds good to you!

Many times we have events, (especially county fairs and festivals) that want to go even bigger! Talk to us about adding our Stunt Show or our Circus Carnival Sideshow into your Big Circus Show performance. The best option for these additional shows is to run them separately, and on an opposite schedule. Each of these shows are about an hour in length, and just like our Big Circus Show, they are complete with everything needed for a full performance!

We’d like to work with you at your next event.
Contact Us at (513) 921-5454
or send an email to to get started!

About Our Big Circus Show FAQ's

Do you ever perform as a fundraiser?       All the time!

How long does set up take?       Please allow four hours.

Do you need grass or asphalt?      Either is fine, Grass is preferred

Can you perform in a gym?      Yes! We won't hurt the floor!

Are there other acts in addition to what you listed?       Yes! We add acts all the time! We also have many retired favorites that some clients will ask for.

Do you have animals in your show?      No, We are an athletic circus. We have no animals.

Do you have children in your show?      Only volunteers. Our staff are all paid professionals.

How many acts will we see?      On average? 16 Acts! way more than most circuses!

What do you need?      Flat space 80 long, by 35 deep, by 20 tall (without wheel of destiny) 30 tall with wheel of destiny.

What electric do you need?      2 20 AMP 110 volt circuits

Do you bring an RV?       No, we will stay in a hotel and we will take care of all of our accommodations.

Is the show kid friendly?      Totally! Kid and church friendly!

When are you available?      All year round!

Are you insured?      Yes! We pay a lot for our insurance so our customers don't worry.

Where will you perform?      Anywhere! We have performed in all of the following places. Cincinnati Ohio, Dayton Ohio, Columbus Ohio, Cleveland Ohio, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Rochester New York, New York New York, Chicago Illinois, Casey Illinois, Indianapolis Indiana, Louisville Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, New Orleans, and many, many more!

Other Circus Shows

In addition to our Big Circus Show, we also offer a variety of other Circus Shows and acts. Many of our other Circus Shows are less expensive than The Big Circus Show. Every one of our acts are still an excellent choice for schools, churches, colleges, company picnics, corporate picnics, county fairs, and festivals.

  • Aerial Acrobatics Show
  • Carnival Sideshow
  • Comedy Juggling Show
  • Comedy Magic Show
  • Fire Show
  • Circus Stunt Show
  • Glow Black Light Circus Show

Other Circus Acts We Offer

  • Balloon Artist
  • Circus Ax Throwing Workshop
  • Circus German Wheel Workshop
  • Circus Hula Hooping Workshop
  • Circus Juggling Workshop
  • Circus Knife Throwing Workshop
  • Circus Tight Rope Walking Workshop
  • Circus Rolling Globe Workshop
  • Face Painter
  • Living Statue
  • Stilt Walker

As you can tell from our website, there are many services we offer. Many of our clients who book our Big Circus Show, especially our corporate clients, like it when we bring inflatable rides or circus workshops. Feel free to ask about the many services we provide. When you rent everything from us and allow us to set up your entire event, you often save a lot of money (and you have a much smoother event).

We’d like to work with you at your next event.
Contact Us at (513) 921-5454
or send an email to to get started!