Super Circus Heroes is coming to Portland

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes

The circus is coming back to Portland. Thanks to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the greatest show on earth will return to the Moda Center (I still prefer to call it the Rose Garden) for four days (September 4 – 7). The all-new show, Super Circus Heroes, features amazing human athletic abilities and animals with unbelievable talent. The show will inspire and thrill children of all ages.

Super Circus Heroes | Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Here’s the amazing thing about the show. Unlike the superheroes in comic books and in movies, the Super Circus Heroes in this new production are real. There are no special effects, no stunt doubles and no computer generated animations. In addition, the audience can witness every bulging muscle and every bead of sweat from these real super heroes because they are only a few feet away.

In the new show, ringmaster David Shipman introduces an international cast who perform seemingly impossible displays of strength, speed and precision. Award-winning, Italian clown Davis Vassallo makes his American debut as Mr. Boredom. He’ll take audiences on a journey to find a super power of his own while witnessing high-flying action and surprises along the way.

From the power and concentration of the Shaolin Warriors of China to the whirling energy of the high-flying Cuban Comets and the graceful flexibility of the Russian super-vixen Lightning Rods, audiences will see feats they never dreamed were possible. Naturally, the Ringling Bros. show will include a menagerie of exotic animals such as dogs, ponies, camels and of course the world famous Ringling Bros. performing pachyderms.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Super Circus Heroes

BTW, be sure to arrive one hour early before show time to experience the All Access Pre-Show “Super Circus Hero Training Camp” where families can step onto the arena floor to meet our performers, try on costumes, get an up-close look at our exotic performing animals, learn super human circus skills such as juggling, wire walking, martial arts and much more.

Ticket prices range from $20, $23, $28, $38 (VIP) and $55 (floor seats). Opening Night discount tickets are available for $12 each (select seating only; not valid for VIP levels). All seats are reserved. Tickets for the show are now on sale. Purchase online at and, Walmart and select Fred Meyer locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Rose Quarter Box Office.

Super Circus Heroes Dates

  • Thursday, September 4 (7 pm)
  • Friday, September 5 (7 pm)
  • Saturday, September 6 (11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7 pm)
  • Sunday, September 7 (12:30 pm, 4:30pm)

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