Three performers in front of Vemardos Circus Sign

Venardos Circus

This family-friendly, nostalgic circus brings its Big Top back to the Amphitheatre with a brand new cast and show for 32 performances over three weeks.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 - Saturday, Jan. 1, 2023 | See Times Below

The Venardos Circus is setting up its Big Top at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre again this year, with a brand new cast, show and music. An annual tradition during the holiday season, the traveling troupe will perform 30 shows over three weeks from December 16, 2022 through January 1, 2023 with at least one 90- minute performance each day. Most days will have multiple shows — each lasting 90 minutes.  See the schedule below.

Created and produced by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus pays tribute to the traditional circus experience with a new-generation mix of Broadway style and high quality in an intimate setting under the red-striped tent.

The act is a combination of stage artistry, aerialists, acrobatics, dancing, daredevilry, music and magic. Each performance is 90 minutes with a brief intermission. An interactive pre-show party begins one hour before each show time, where guests can meet the cast and play some games. The entire show takes place inside a traditional circus tent that seats 300 people. All the classic circus snacks are available — popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs and lemonade. No performing animals are involved in the show.

Admission: General Admission - $27 for adults; $16.50  for youth under 12. Premium reserved seating (rows 2 and 3) is $37. Ringmaster VIP Seating is $47. Visit here for a complete list of shows and to purchase tickets.

When: From December 16 through January 1, 2022. There are no shows on December 19 and 20. Doors open — and the pre-show begins — one hour before the show. See days and times below.

Where: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A South in St. Augustine, Florida.


Venardos Circus Performance Schedule for 2022–2023Show Time(s)
Friday, December 16Opening Night — 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 171:30, 4:30, & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 181:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 217:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 227:00 p.m.
Friday, December 234:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 241:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 251:00, 4:00, & 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 263:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 273:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 283:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 293:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 303:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 311:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 11:00 & 4:00 p.m.

Admission | Ticket Prices

Youth under 12$16.50
Premium Seating Rows 2-3$37
Ringmaster VIP Seating$47

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