Coming to Austin: Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could [Giveaway]

A small circus with big dreams - win tickets to opening night!

Venardos Circus

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, May We Present: The Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could!

From September 22 to October 3rd, 2021, the Venardos Circus will put on 16 shows under The Big Top, their intimate red-and-white striped circus tent.

The Venardos Circus, is a small (really - it literally fits in a 32-foot trailer), unique, Broadway-style, animal-free circus, with big dreams and spectacular performances, that bring joy to young and old.  

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.

“Expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition, but one that we have tried hard to reinvent for a next generation while still tugging at the nostalgia of those returning to the circus.” -  Kevin Venardos, founder and ringmaster of the Venardos Circus.

The Venardos Circus was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, where Kevin Venardos shares his story and that of the Venardos Circus.

Now, grab your tickets, don’t miss the show, but hold on to your kids(!):

Kevin’s response to the question whether Venardos Circus is the kind of place that a kid can run away to and join: "I am absolutely counting on it! If you wanna be a part of it, just give me a call!"

Venardos Circus Big Top

Dates & Times

Festive preshow entertainment begins an hour prior to showtime. The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Choose from 12 shows:

  • Wednesday, September 22 – 7:00 p.m.** OPENING NIGHT
  • Thursday, September 23 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 24 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 25 – 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 26 – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 1– 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 2 – 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 3 – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.



Moontower Saloon
10212 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748

Parking, Food & Drinks

Parking is free.

Moontower Saloon will be fully operational during Venardos Circus showtimes including beer and food. Adult beverages purchased at Moontower Saloon will be allowed in the tent. Tent concessions will be available when doors open. Classic circus treats like fresh popcorn, cotton candy, house-made all-natural pink lemonade, nachos, hot dogs, packaged candy, and more are available.

Venardos Circus Broadway


General Admission Adults: $26.50

General Admission youth under age 12: $16.50

24 months or younger: free with paying adult, seated on a lap.

Premium Reserved seating is available for premium pricing. Please visit


Get 15% off with promo code (case sensitive): LIVEGROWPLAY.

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We're giving away (1) one family-4-pack of tickets to opening night on Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 pm to (1) one lucky reader.

How to enter: 

  1. Like our Venardos Circus post on Facebook.
  2. Tag a family on our Venardos Circus post on Facebook, who'd enjoy the Venardos Circus just as much as you would.
  3. Email us at and with your name and email address and Venardos Circus Giveaway in the subject line.

ALL actions required. 

The giveaway ends at noon on September 15, 2021. 

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