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PHOTOS: Circus in Surrey for 19 thrilling shows until Mother’s Day

‘This year’s circus really takes things to the next level,’ ringmaster boasts
Ringmaster and “Wheel of Destiny” daredevil Joseph Dominik Bauer at a Royal Canadian International Circus show in Surrey on Thursday, May 4, 2023. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

In Surrey starting Thursday night (May 2), Royal Canadian International Circus launches a cross-country tour that won’t end until September.

The circus company’s red-and-yellow, 2,700-seat tent has been set up again in the Guildford Town Centre parking lot for 19 shows until Mother’s Day, at the corner of 104 Avenue and 150 Street.

Another action-packed show will feature “Wheel of Destiny” daredevil Joseph Dominik Bauer, a four-motorcycle Globe of Death act, human cannonball, 25-foot unicyclist, Zeman rollerskating duo, acrobats from Taiwan, Bollywood aerialists, high-wire stunts, comedy, dance and more.

“This year’s circus really takes things to the next level, it really does. There’s so much action,” Bauer said in a phone call.


Performers in the 2024 Royal Canadian International Circus, in Surrey from May 2-12. (Contributed photo)
The circus box office in Guildford. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
View of the Royal Canadian International Circus tent and box office at Guildford Town Centre. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Circus families from around the world perform with Royal Canadian, and a caravan of trucks crossed the Canada-U.S. border on Monday. Tickets can be purchased on; note that ticket sales are cash-only at the box office window in Guildford.

• PHOTOS from 2023: Circus thrills in Surrey as performers from around the world gather at Guildford mall.

Last year’s circus featured nine shows in Surrey, with an additional 10 this time around. Show dates and times are posted below:

Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 3, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 4 at noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 10, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 at noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Ticket sales are cash-only at the circus box office in Guildford. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

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