Click Here for More Articles on BARNUM

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present DRAGONS, Beg. Tonight, 8/8

August 8
12:30 AM 2012

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present DRAGONS, Beg. Tonight, 8/8

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents DRAGONS is a once-in-a-millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon. Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling Bros. Presents DRAGONS to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticisM. Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats.

DRAGONS is a never-before-seen circus adventure of renowned legends and real-life spectacle that is comingto the Bay Area for sixteen action-packed shows from tonight, August 8 – 12 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland and August 15 – 19 at the HP Pavilion at San Jose. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, June 23rd for both venues – available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Oracle Arena or HP Pavilion Box Offices.

The anticipation builds throughout Ringling Bros. Presents DRAGONS as Children Of All Ages, bear witness to one phenomenal Ringling Bros. circus act after another, from Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, charging Cossack riders, magnificent Asian elephants, fierce tigers to the frenzied motorcycle Globe of Steel. As the audience observes these and even more real-world displays that pay tribute to the dragon, their continued excitement will bring glimpses of the elusive beast. But, the big question remains; will the audience have the Strength, Courage, Wisdom and Heart to lure a true dragon from its golden lair?

Be sure to arrive early to join the circus for several exciting interactive elements before the show starts. In both Oakland and San Jose, all Bay Area guests are invited to tour the Animal Open House (open 90 minutes prior to each performance) to get up-close with our amazing animals and chat with our animal care team members directly to ask questions and learn all about our animal stars. Then one hour before show time, families can step onto the arena floor for the interactive All Access Pre-Show, free admission with your ticket. Join Pre-Show Host Andre McClain to participate in hands-on experiences such as learning juggling and balancing skills, get performer autographs, see one of Ringling Bros. majestic Asian elephant's paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and meet the Ringling Bros. Clowns.


Oakland Oracle Arena
Tonight, August 8 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 9 – 7:30 PM
Friday, August 10 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 11 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 12 – 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25, $40 (VIP), $65 (Front Row), $100 (Circus Celebrity)

HP Pavilion at San Jose
Wednesday, August 15 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 16 – 7:30 PM
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 18 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 19 – 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25, $45 (VIP), $70 (Front Row), $105 (Circus Celebrity). Opening Night Ticket Special – tickets available for only $15 each (limit 6 per order; not valid on VIP, Front Row or Circus Celebrity levels).

For more information, visit or visit the circus on Facebook and YouTube.


Related Articles


It Can't Happen Here
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
(Runs 9/23 - 11/20)
Musical Theatre West
(Runs 10/21 - 11/6)
The Bodyguard in San FranciscoThe Bodyguard
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
(Runs 4/25 - 4/30)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in San FranciscoThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Golden Gate Theatre
(Runs 6/27 - 7/23)
It Can't Happen Here
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
(Runs 9/23 - 11/20)


Save $$$ on Tickets to:
Backstage with Richard Ridge
Back to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
Backstage Bite
TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with ALADDIN's Rodney Ingram!
Turning the Tables
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
TV:-LuPone's Autobio - Lands EVITA!
BWW TV Exclusive: THE LION KING Cast Roars at Broadway Sessions