Big Apple Circus returns to National Harbor for 41st season

Big Apple Circus’ new ringmaster Stephanie Monseu will welcome fans at National Harbor, February 14 to March 24. (Photo courtesy of Big Apple Circus/Patrick Ecclesin)

Led by new ringmaster Stephanie Monseu and with an update schedule of acts, Big Apple Circus will be making its home at National Harbor, February 14 to March 24.

Big Apple Circus is a favorite of many for its one-ring, intimate setting – where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers. It is also known for its diverse acts, which for its 41st season includes new additions as well as returning favorites, including legendary animal trainer Jenny Vidbel.

Duo Fusion: Virginia Tuells and Ihosvanys Perez. (Photo courtesy of Big Apple Circus/Patrick Ecclesin)

Among the newcomers are Duo Fusion, a dynamic husband and wife team who perform a breathtaking hand balancing act; Spicy Circus, an award-winning acrobatic troupe from Montreal specializing in using trampolines; and Victor Moiseev, a uber talented juggler making his U.S. debut.

Audience members will want to be sure to arrive up to an hour early before the show to experience the new Hall of Wonders, a revamped reception area that includes free interactive experiences and craft food and drinks for sale.

Starting at $15, tickets are now on-sale at The regular performance schedule is Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7pm (and some at 11am); Saturdays at 11am, 3pm & 7pm; and Sundays at 12pm & 4pm. As there are schedule variances, please refer to the most up-to-date calendar on the website.






Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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