Throughout history, circuses were an indispensable part of the entertainment sources. Everybody, from young to old, could get fascinated by performers and circus shows that took place in the signature tents. Nowadays, circuses are perceived more as an art rather than a show as people who are performing in and creating such shows are real magicians. For the talent and abilities they manifest and the fantasy they possess, we all are very grateful and absolutely amazed by it.

We are glad to present to you seven of the best circuses in the world that are rolling shows now to praise their work. You may be delighted by the performances of talented acrobats, funny clowns, gifted musicians and dancers, skilled jugglers and magicians.

US Circus

One prominent circus in the US is Circus Vargas, which is located in California. With a 50 year history, the Circus Vargas is the embodiment of the old circus with its tent construction. It is also one of the largest traveling circuses, which provides the public with traditional entertaining programs and vintage appearance. The Circus Vargas’ mission is to bring the golden era of the circus back and, apparently, they are incredibly good at it.

Canadian Circus

The Canadian based circus known as one of the largest modern circuses, Cirque du Soleil, is a worldwide recognized and spectacular circus. Cirque du Soleil shows engage with artistry, boldness, and brilliance, which makes it one of the leading contemporary circuses. Other elements that define it as a contemporary circus are the character-driven and theatrical approaches, and the absence of trained animals. In addition to that said, the distinctive feature of the circus is the diversity of circus styles from around the globe. If you decide to visit it you’ll be able to witness unbelievable silk acrobatics and aerial trapeze.

Cirque du Soleil began expanding rapidly throughout the 90s and 00s when the number of shows grew from one show to 19 in 217 countries around the world. The spectacular circus brought its performances on every continent on the planet, except for Antarctica.

French Circus

Cirque Phenix is home to astonishing shows, in which talented and skilled actors, including jugglers, acrobats, trapeze artists, and clowns are broadcasting their abilities. Founded in 1977, Cirque Phenix has welcomed a large number of circus actors who graduated from the famous circus schools from around the world. It is also believed that, artists who perform in a Cirque Phenix show become famous afterwards.

By the way, in 2020, from January 30th to February 2nd, the circus ring will be lit by one of the greatest festivals in Europe, “The World Circus Festival of Tomorrow” (Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain). Cirque Phenix is an astonishing circus for kids and for adults, where both can have a marvelous experience.

Attending one of its shows may make you think that Cirque Phenix is the best circus in Europe. At least, it is going to be a spectacular experience.

Australian Circus

If you think that you’ve seen it all in circuses, then Circus Oz is a must-see attraction in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1977, Circus Oz is a contemporary circus with a twist, thanks to the concoction of theatre style, rock'n'roll, satire, and pure Australian humor. Besides that, you might be surprised by the fact that circus doesn’t only roll its performances, but also get engaged in humanitarian causes and have an extensive social justice agenda. Where else can you see a circus that not only to entertain people, but also to support them?

German Circus

The thing that makes Circus Krone unique is that it occupies a building, which is rarely seen in western Europe. It is also one of the largest ones in Europe, having an extensive history behind it. The circus building had seen the war and was highly damaged. Nonetheless, it was reconstructed, and it has been seeing terrific circus arts inside its walls ever since.

Swedish Circus

Cirkus Cirkör is the leading circus in Scandinavia since it is has been touring the world with spectacular circus shows for a number of years. The circus born new talented and skilled contemporary circus artists that proved its greatness. If you are traveling to Scandinavia, and exclusively to Sweden, buy a ticket to the Cirkus Cirkör and admire the awe-inspiring vaudeville and variety show-inspired performances.  

UK Circus

NoFit State Circus’ distinguish characteristic is represented by the possibility of non-professional performance to join and work alongside circus artists. Nofit State provides training and courses on a regular basis that allows who ever wants to join the circus to become a professional. The training includes static aerial trapeze, silk acrobatics, ropes, acrobalance, and juggling. That’s why you are both welcome to admire entertaining shows and make a career at NoFit State Circus.

Here you go, a glimpse at the world best circus shows. Hopefully, we provided you with some travel inspiration, and one more great idea what to do on your trip to a specific country. Circuses are diverse and so entertaining. Perhaps a circus show ticket can diversify your leisure time and make your trip more enjoyable!

Last Updated on January 9, 2020.