Venardos Circus

Daily Dec. 18, 2019, thru Jan. 5, 2020 | See below for show times at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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.

Past the Lighthouse going south, on the left.
1340a A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 209-0367
  • The Venardos Circus is setting up their Big Top at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre again this year, with a brand new cast, show, and music. This is the third year the traveling troupe will be entertaining visitors and residents in St. Augustine over the holiday season.  There will be 32 shows over three weeks, from December 18, 2019, through January 5, 2020, with at least one performance each day. Most days will have multiple shows (see schedule below).

    The red-striped tent of the Venardos Circus is becoming a familiar holiday sight in St. Augustine, after two very successful seasons at the Amphitheatre. 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.

    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, lemonade, and more. No performing animals are involved in the show.

    Admission: General admission is $25.00 for adults, $15.00 for youth under 12, and babies in arms (two years and younger) with a paying adult are free. Special reserved seating is priced from $35.00 to $45.00. Visit here for a complete list of shows and to purchase tickets.

    When: Daily from December 18, 2019, through January 5, 2020, with at least one performance every day. Many days have multiple performances (see schedule below). No performances are scheduled for Christmas Eve, but there will be three shows on Christmas Day. Similarly, there will be no shows on New Year's Eve, but New Year's Day will feature three performances.

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

  • Schedule of Events

    Venardos Circus Performance Schedule for 2019 - 2020

    Doors open one hour prior to show time

    Wed., Dec. 18

    One performance at 7:00 p.m.

    Thurs., Dec. 19

    One performance at 7:00 p.m.

    Fri., Dec. 20

    One performance at 7:00 p.m.

    Sat., Dec. 21

    Three performances at 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m.

    Sun., Dec. 22

    Two performances at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.

    Mon., Dec. 23

    Two performances at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

    Tues., Dec. 24

    No performances on Christmas Eve

    Wed., Dec. 25

    Three special holiday performances at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

    Thurs., Dec. 26

    Two special holiday performances at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

    Fri., Dec. 27

    Two special holiday performances at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

    Sat., Dec. 28

    Three performances at 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m.

    Sun., Dec. 29

    Two performances at 1:30 and 5:00 p.m.

    Mon., Dec. 30, and Tues., Dec. 31

    No performances

    Wed., Jan. 1

    Three special New Year's Day performances at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

    Thurs., Jan. 2

    One performance at 7:00 p.m.

    Fri., Jan. 3

    One performance at 7:00 p.m.

    Sat., Jan. 4

    Three performances at 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m.

    Sun., Jan. 5

    Two performances at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

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