Lisle, IL

August 22 – September 1

Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532


The Venardos Circus offers three types of seating for a variety of circus experiences at different price points.

General Admission:
General Admission seats offer the best price for families and large groups. You’ll choose your own seating (first come, first serve) from ground level seats to the left and right of the stage. General Admission also includes special pricing for children between the ages of 3 and 12. (Children under 3 are free to sit on an adult’s lap. One child per adult ticket)

Premier Gallery: When you choose Premier Gallery seats, you’ll have the best overall view of the show. Located stage front, these seats sit on a series of elevated risers greatly enhancing your sight lines. Premier Gallery seats are first come first serve in your section, so we recommend arriving early for the best options.

The V.I.P. Experience: Make your day at the circus extra special with our VIP Experience package.

A cast member will escort you to your stage-side, reserved, cushioned seats. (First two rows, assigned by our staff based on group sizes). There a server will take your concessions order (credit card only or pre-paid from the website) and deliver your treats right to your seat. No standing in line.

Special opportunities for photos and other V.I.P. offerings will be on offer depending on the location and show. Due to limited availability, VIP tickets are all one price regardless of age.


Online ticket sales close 30 mins before doors. Ticket prices are $5 more at the door.



  • Doors open one hour before showtime. Come by early to get the best seats in your section, take your circus selfies, and pick up classic circus treats like Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and House-made all-natural Pink Lemonade. The main event itself lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission.
  • We are CASHLESS. Cards and digital payment only for concessions, souvenirs, and tickets at the door.
  • We do NOT have any animals in our circus, just critically acclaimed human performers procured from the biggest stages around the world!
  • For ADA access we recommend General or VIP tickets as those seats are on flat ground. Premier Gallery tickets are elevated and are not recommended. Please arrive early for the best seating options.
  • Restrooms will be available along with sanitizing and handwashing stations for your health and convenience!
  • The tent is rain and windproof, and shows will continue rain or shine unless there is a severe danger to the tent or show! And lastly, we have commercial grade evaporative cooling fans for the summer months, and heaters for the colder months to keep our guests comfortable no matter the season!
  • Parking is FREE at MOST locations and provided for you on the site grounds in close proximity to the tent!