Cirque Italia Review + Free Ticket Coupon Code!
Cirque Italia Water Circus (Gold Unit) finally made its way to North Miami and my daughter and I had the pleasure of attending a show during opening weekend. We had such a great time! She is still talking about Cirque Italia 4 days later.
Cirque Italia is a true “traveling circus”. It is family-friendly, family-operated and includes international acts.
The best part? Cirque Italia has a strict no-animal policy. I do not support or visit shows that use animals as performers, so I was absolutely thrilled to visit an animal-free circus in North Miami!
Cirque Italia is not comparable to, and should not be compared to those other fast-paced, elaborate spectacles that many have come to think of when the words “cirque” or “circus” are mentioned. Cirque Italia feels small and intimate — because it is. However, what it lacks for in size, it more than makes up for in thrills, magic and heart.
Cirque Italia will dazzle you with an array of contortionists, jugglers, aerial dancers, tight-rope walkers and clowns enveloped in water. They employ performers from all over the world. In fact, during the “curtain call”, all of the performers came back out to the stage wearing a sash with their country of origin emblazoned on it. It was truly special!
I love that each act is showcased individually. It prevents children from becoming overstimulated or confused and really keeps their attention on the act currently on the stage.
The “clowns” (and I use that term loosely) were entertaining, silly and fun! They did a great job at keeping us entertained while transitioning between acts.
Speaking of transitioning between acts, the roadies did an amazing job at doing so quickly and efficiently!
The clowns kept my daughter giggling and interested the entire time — which is hard to do with a six year-old! She never took her eyes off of them while they were on stage. Their jokes were tasteful, but they still managed to slip in a couple of jokes that make the adults laugh as well.
Cirque Italia is perfect for kids. Listening to my daughter “oooo” and “aaaa” was awesome. She uttered “How did he do that?” and “Wow mommy, that was so cool!” more than once. It warmed my heart to hear her tell her grandmother all about her “day at the circus.”
During the show, she was definitely on the edge of her seat the entire time — what more could I ask for? I love to see her enjoy herself.
Her favorite acts were the Wheel of Death and any act that involved performers “flying high.” I won’t spoil too much, but let’s just say that the Wheel of Death had me feeling like I was going to fall off of my seat. It was intense!
The level of accuracy, balance and athleticism displayed by the Wheel of Death performer left me gasping for air! If you caught any of my Insta-stories you could hear the audible reactions by the crowd around us. He got a roaring round of applause when he completed his performance — and I was finally able to breathe again.
One of the most special moments for me was when my daughter realized that the aerial performer in the first act of the show was the same lady that helped us at the ticket booth. She was so excited about the fact that she recognized her!
In fact, throughout the show we recognized many performers that we had come across in the parking lot, souvenir stands and at will call. I love that the performers are out and about greeting customers and helping with various jobs.
This really created a segue for me to talk to her about teamwork, family businesses and what it means to be a circus performer. I enjoyed teaching her about traveling circuses and the many things circus performers give up in order to pursue their passions.
I was also able to use a sweet, young girl who sold us a souvenir to teach her that in some situations, such as in the world of the performing arts, it is normal for children not much older than her to work. I tell you, her mind was blown! The girl was polite, well-spoken and displayed an incredible amount of work ethic. Meeting her was a huge treat.
I love finding and teaching a lesson in everything we do and Cirque Italia made it easy to do so.
Speaking of souvenirs, much to my chagrin, she chose a squeaky *SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK* inflatable pink dolphin. ::Face-palm:: Kids and their choices of souvenirs. But hey, that’s a whole other post…
Cirque Italia Tips
Cirque Italia runs for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long, including the 10-minute intermission.
Parking is an additional $10, and as with most traveling circuses, the parking area was set up in a dirt pit so I suggest wearing closed-toe shoes.
Bring cash for the concessions, souvenirs and face painting!
The tent itself is very small and intimate. The stage is round and surrounded by seats. All seats offer a great vantage point! Even the back row gets a great view of the stage.
It is a “water circus” and some, but not all, of the acts are surrounded by water. However, you will NOT get wet.
Cirque Italia Free Ticket Coupon Code
Cirque Italia is in Miami until February 18! Don’t forget to use the coupon code ‘FREE’ to get a free child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.
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Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas & Cirque Itallia to share this upcoming tour stop with my readers, and am being compensated for this partnership. All opinions expressed are my own.