The University of Iowa
Circa, Carnival of the Animals
Justin Nichols, Atmosphere Photography


Carnival of the Animals

Presented by
ADULT: $40 | $30 | $20
YOUTH: $20 | $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order.  More about available discounts.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 pm

Carnival of the Animals, inspired by composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s suite of the same name, is a delightful frolic through the animal kingdom. The Circa acrobats—with a little help from whimsical projections—portray a wide array of creatures while showing off their incredible circus skills. Bring the whole family to enjoy the adventure.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:


The project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Seating map

Running time: 50 minutes

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at