Zoppé Italian Circus Carnevale di Venezia!

Circus connecting with Commedia, the oldest two performance artworks. Embodied in the heart of Italian performance, Venetian Carnaval.

  California Schedule

Tickets $14.99-40, age 3 years & under free when seated on adult's lap

Truckee Sep. 1-11, 2023

  • Truckee River Regional Park, 10695 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA. $14.99-40
    Sept.2, 10a; Sept.3, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.4, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.6, 6p; Sept.7, 6p; Sept.8, 6p; Sept.9, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.10, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.11, 6p

Elk Grove September 15-25, 2023

  • Elk Grove Park, 9950 Elk Grove Florin Rd., Elk Grove, CA
    Sept.15, 6p; Sept.16, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.17, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.18, 6p; Sept.20, 6p; Sept.21, 6p;Sept.22, 6p; Sept.23, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.24, 1, 4 & 7p; Sept.25, 6p

Ukiah September 29-October 9, 2023

  • Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, 1055 N State St Ukiah, CA
    Sept.29, 6p; Sept.30, 1, 4 & 7p; Oct.1, 1, 4 & 7p; Oct.2, 6p; Oct.4, 6p; Oct.5, 6p; Oct.6, 6p; Oct.7, 1, 4 & 7p; Oct.8, 1, 4 & 7p; Oct.9, 6p;

Redwood City October 13-November 27, 2023 dates TBA

  • Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA

Monterey December 1-11, 2023

  • Monterrey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd., Monterey, CA
  • Dec.1, 6p; Dec.2, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.3, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.4, 6p; Dec.6, 6p; Dec.7, 6p; Dec.8, 6p; Dec.9, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.10, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.11, 6p;

Ventura December 15, 2023-Jan. 1, 2024

  • Ventura County Fairgrounds,10 W. Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA
    Dec.15, 6p; Dec.16, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.17, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.18, 6p; Dec.20, 6p; Dec.21, 6p; Dec.22, 6p; Dec.23, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.24 | 4p; Dec.26, 6p; Dec.27, 6p; Dec.28, 6p; Dec.29, 6p; Dec.30, 1, 4 & 7p; Dec.31, 4p; Jan.1, 6p;

Be wowed by the Kamorov Cossack Horseback riders; amazed by Alek Alegria Ramos, trapeze artist; inspired by the Kaloleni Acrobats from Kenya; on the edge of your seat with Jim Decker on the highwire; impressed by Gabriella Zerbini's new dog act; breathless from Brayan Portugal's Ladder of Death; delighted with new Ring Master Henry Lowrance; awed by Mia Riley and her Liberty Pony, especially amused by the antics of Nino the Clown; and there's even more to discover and enjoy!

Entertainment That Never Grows Old!


Giovanni Zoppé, Nino the Clown and the Zoppé patriarch, plus son Julian who was born in Redwood City during a previous tour. The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into the intimate 500 seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition.

Starring Nino the clown, the circus is propelled by a central story that feature acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and audience participation.

Giovanni Zoppé, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino, says the show aims higher than what passes for circuses these days, touching every emotion. You'll laugh, cry, and feel for the characters--it's an event, more than a show. The Zoppe Circus uses only domestic animals - dogs and horses - who are the personal pets of their owners. As family-owned pets, the animals are raised, transported and housed with expert, loving care. Some of the dogs in the show have been rescued from animal shelters by the Zoppe family.

The Circus is coming to Redwood City  and this much anticipated event sells out many of its shows. 

Giovanni revived the Zoppé Family Circus in America four years ago, and has since been building its reputation with audiences and critics as an enchanting exhibition of traditional European circus. The Zoppé Circus evokes something from a picture book: the clown, the trapeze, the dancing dogs, the ring and the tent, created to be reminiscent of the one-ring European family circuses of the last century and will thrill and amaze children and adults alike with its breathtaking stunts and astonishing acrobatics. Plus, Zoppé brings thrilling new acts each year, such as the beautiful low wire walker, a family of acrobats and jugglers. It will melt your heart.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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