The circus is coming to town
By BY GHENI PLATENBURG
June 4, 2011 at 1:04 a.m.
IF YOU GO:
What; Piccadilly Circus
When: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: The Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.
Cost: Tickets can be purchased both online and at the door. Online adult tickets $28 in advance, or $30 at the door. Currently, there is a buy one adult ticket, get one free deal with the purchase of online tickets. Tickets for children ages 13 and under can be obtained for free online, with a limit of three children's tickets per adult, and via various local gas stations and restaurants.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why does it say GA on the ticket purchasing page?
GA stands for general admission seating (first come, first serve). Come early for best seating or upgrade to VIP RingSide reserved seats.
If I buy my tickets online and I have free children's tickets in my hands, how do I know I'm going to get to sit with my children?
All general admission seating is open seating (first come, first serve). We suggest you get there early. If you want VIP ringside seating you may purchase VIP tickets, which are reserved.
What time do the doors open?
Doors open one hour before to show time.
How long is the show?
The circus performance is 1 1/2
Do I need to redeem my free ticket for a real ticket before the show?
No. Bring them with you. They are an actual ticket.
How many children can I get in for free with these tickets?
You can bring up to three free children per paid adult with the free tickets.
Can I get the buy-one, get-one free on the day of show?
No. Online sales cutoff at 10 a.m. on show day and tickets are only available at the box office at full price.
How do I get my tickets after I purchase them?
They will be emailed to you; then print the tickets and bring them with you.
Do my free children's tickets work for VIP seating?
No. You must purchase a VIP ticket for each child.
The circus is coming to town.
Piccadilly Circus is bringing the big top to Victoria, putting on two shows at the Victoria Community Center on Wednesday.
"Come out to the show. It's made by families for families. You won't be disappointed," said Cuinn Griffin, promotional director for Piccadilly Circus. "It's quality family entertainment at affordable prices."
Victoria is one of eight Texas stops on the circus' first leg of its nationwide tour.
Based in Sarasota, Fla., Piccadilly Circus was started 25 years ago by the Garden family.
Constantly revamping, the circus is performing its new show, touted as the place "where man and beast come together in perfect harmony."
Griffin said there is something for everyone in the family-oriented show, which includes comedic clowns, monkeys, lemurs, contortionists, aerialists and motorcycle daredevils.
Other acts include Rocky, the 250-pound boxing kangaroo; a 1923 Ford Model T with a mind of its own; and elephants that perform stunts.
"It's really cool and interesting things you wouldn't think an elephant could do," said Griffin.
In an effort to provide all children with the opportunity to experience the circus, free children's tickets can be obtained online and via various local gas stations and restaurants.