The 141-year tradition of the Greatest Show on Earth returns to the Richmond Coliseum with an all new Dragons show theme. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus pull into town February 15 through February 19, 2012 with their unique combination of animal acts, daring acrobatics, clown comedy and high-wire acts.
The Greatest Show on Earth presents Dragons, in honor of the Year of the Dragon. Myths and legends of the dragon come together in music and acrobatics as dragon tribes from all reaches of the Earth display their amazing talent and agility in one spectacular performance. Each tribe must prove that they have the virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart.
Ringling Bros. continues to amaze and entertain children and adults alike with their mix of comedy, music and suspense. Since its beginnings in 1871, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is the only show business sensation to run through three centuries.
Ringling Bros. Show Schedule
- Wednesday Feb. 15 – 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 16 – 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 17 – 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 18 – 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb 19 – 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Circus tickets range in price from $15.00 to $85.00 and can be purchased online, at TicketMaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Richmond Coliseum box office. Check your VALPAK for a $5.00 off offer.
Outside of the Ring
More than just the greatest show on Earth, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is committed to the community and the world around them with their implementation of programs that support the youth of America and animal care and conservation.
In partnership with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, CircusFit is a new national program designed to encourage America’s youth to lead healthy, active lifestyles. CircusFit is being offered absolutely free to educational, physical fitness and recreation programs across the country.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation is a state-of-the-art facility for the breeding, research and retirement of the endangered Asian elephant. Located in central Florida, this 200-acre facility is home to the largest population of captive Asian elephants in the Western Hemisphere. Other conservation efforts include funding research in Sri Lanka and the funding of crucial research projects at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo.
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