Frequently asked questions

What are the show times and dates?

First, please note that the 2017 Tadmor Shrine Circus has already taken place. Thank you to everyone who attended the circus and supported us! Information about the 2018 circus will be posted on this website as well as on our Facebook page when available.

The 2017 Tadmor Shrine Circus was held Friday, March 24: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 25: 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 26: 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thanks to all who attended!

What are ticket prices?

The 2017 general-admission tickets, which cover 90 percent of the seats, were $12 for ages 3 – 12 and $15 for adults. Children under 2 were admitted free. Reserved and VIP seats were $20 & $30 respectively. Matinee Special: Our 3 p.m. Friday matinee was $10 for all seats!

What is the difference between a general admission ticket and a reserved or VIP ticket?

A general admission ticket will not give you a seat assignment. General admission seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved and VIP tickets will be printed with a seat assignment. Children 2 and younger sitting in a reserved section will either need to sit on a lap or have a ticket purchased for them. PLEASE NOTE: More than 90 percent of the seating is general admission and includes great seats. 

Do I need to purchase any type of ticket for my child, who is under 2, who gets in for free?

No, you do not to have a ticket for entry unless you want your child to have his or her own seat in a reserved seating section.

How long does each performance last?

Each performance lasts from 2 to 2.5 hours.

When do doors open and what is there to do before each show?

Doors open one hour prior to each show and there is plenty to see and do! This includes animal rides ($8 – $10), clown autographs (free programs and autographs), photo button with a clown, face painting, a giant slide, a bounce house and more (prices run $5 – $10), and of course, all of your favorite circus food and souvenirs. 

Will you still be selling tickets at the door?

Yes, the Canton Civic Center box office opens four hours prior to the first show each day. PLEASE NOTE: Lines get longer closer to show times. Arrive one hour prior to show time if possible.

How do I avoid the high Ticketmaster fees?

Ticketmaster fees run from $5.70 to $8.55 per ticket if purchased through Ticketmaster. However, tickets purchased at the Civic Center box office are charged only a $1 service fee. The Canton Civic Center box office is open from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays and also on the days of the show. PLEASE NOTE: As noted above, arrive one hour prior to the show when buying tickets the day of the show to avoid long lines.

How much are the military and first responder "thank you" discount tickets?

$10 tickets are available for any Friday or Sunday show and are good for adults or children. These discounts apply to all active and retired military and  first responders — police, fire and EMS. Plus, the discount is good for the entire group, not just the military person or first responder. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased at The Civic Center box office with proper ID.