Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS, a "fantastical tournament of champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with astounding circus feats of bravery and athleticism." This all-new circus adventure of legend and spectacle will be coming to the Bay Area, playing August 8–12 at Oracle Arena in Oakland and August 15–19 at HP Pavilion at San Jose.
Representing mighty “Dragon Tribes” that possess the Strength, Courage, Wisdom and Heart of the great mythic beast, some of the extraordinary performers in The Greatest Show On Earth include:
v Famed Shaolin Warriors display ancient Kung Fu martial arts and unbelievable strength
v Making his American debut is Alexander Lacey presenting the only mixed-cat act of its kind in the United States featuring both tigers and lions together
v Cossack Riders charge the arena floor with unrivaled equestrian acrobatics
v Like the mighty winged Sky Dragons, The Flying Caceres amaze with their aerial bravado on the only double-decker trapeze in the world
v Plus even more remarkable displays that pay tribute to the dragon including the frenzied daredevil motorcyclists in the Globe of Steel, high-flying thrills from the Russian Bar Renegades and Teeterboard Titans troupes, exciting double motorcycle high-wire stunts, along with the majestic Ringling Bros. Asian elephants and much more!
Be sure to arrive early to join us for fun interactive elements before the show even 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 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 All Access Pre-Show, FREE admission with your ticket, to participate in hands-on experiences such as learning juggling 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!