Venardos Circus is here in Louisville


Back by popular demand, Venardos Circus (veh-NARR-dos), a Broadway-style animal-free circus, is thrilled to return to at Waterfront Park

Venardos Circus in Louisville

Venardos Circus Fall 2022 Cast

Venardos Circus in Louisville October 19-30, 2022. They will host 15 shows over two weeks in the intimate red-and-white striped tent.

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“We are America’s circus! Our team is thrilled to return to Louisville, one of the cities we have visited annually through 2019 are thrilled to return,” explained ringmaster and producer, Kevin Venardos. “We live to be on the road, expressing our creativity and bringing joy to families across the country. We can’t wait to get to get back there.”

Venardos Circus in Louisville: Guests can expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition, but one that has been reinvented for the next generation. Show schedule will be as follows:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 7:00 p.m. **OPENING NIGHT
  • Thursday, Oct. 20 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 21 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 – 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 23 – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 29 – 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 30 – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: General Admission tickets starting at $16.00 for youth under age 12 and $26 for adults. One babe in arms is admitted free with each paying adult. (One year old or younger per paying adult seated on a lap). Premium Reserved seating is available for premium pricing. Please visit Want a discout? Visity our deals page to get the code. 

Venardos Circus in Louisville

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Venardos Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and limited seating. The circus performers also are the crew in this traveling tour, much like the original circus tradition. There are no animals in Venardos Circus.

Parking is free. Festive preshow entertainment begins an hour prior to showtime. Concessions available when doors open. Classic circus treats like fresh popcorn, cotton candy, house-made all-natural pink lemonade, nachos, packaged candy, and more are available. The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Complete show schedule available at

Venardos Circus in Louisville

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What to expect on site at Venardos Circus in Louisville:

  • Parking area is flat so there is easy handicap access between the lot and the tent
  • Concessions are available but we encourage guests to order online when purchasing tickets. Contactless payment options available.
  • The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission
  • We will be following all masking and social-distancing guidelines of the local municipality of the communities in which we perform

About Venardos Circus:

The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-Style Circus performance, has been touring the U.S. since its debut at the L.A. County Fair in 2014. It is reinventing the American Circus tradition for a new generation with Broadway-style flair, bringing joy to people across the U.S. Theatre lovers and nostalgic circus fans alike will appreciate the intimate experience and sentimental way the show pays homage to circus traditions through the lens of high-quality entertainment for a modern family audience.

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