UniverSoul Circus Comes to Washington DC

UniverSoul Circus
Photo © UniverSoul Circus

UniverSoul Circus will return to the Washington DC area this at a new location near FedEx Field. The unique brand of family friendly entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. As has become customary throughout its history, UniverSoul Circus has circled the globe to find the best and most unique talent to showcase under the big top.


June 22-July 23, 2017

Leading the charge this year is Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi of South Africa, a multitalented entertainer who brings his unbridled energy to center ring. Lucky, 27, has been with UniverSoul Circus in a wide range of capacities during his 15 years with the company – from Contortionist and Hip Hop Dancer to Trapeze Artist. Lucky has done it all and travels with his wife and two young kids where they make their home on the circus’ backlot.

UniverSoul Circus Acts 

Also appearing at UniverSoul, the Xtreme Bikes from Chicago and upstate New York will get your adrenaline pumping through the roof with crazy Freestyle Motocross stunts that will blow your mind. And returning after a few years away from the big top are the Bone Breaking Contortionists from Guinea. Families will witness an amazing array of international human and animal talent including Roller Skaters (Ethiopia), Elephants (USA), Teeter Board & Hand Vaulting (Gabon, Guinea, Ethiopia), Mixed Animal Act (Mexico) featuring Zebras and Camels, Aerial Silks (China), Horses (Gabon, Guinea, Russia), and perennial favorites Caribbean Dancers (Trinidad and Tobago).

UniverSoul Circus is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has garnered it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

The circus was founded in 1994 in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker.

Tickets:  Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.com. Prices vary by date and seat location.

Location: FedEx Field, located off of I-495, Exit 17B - Landover Rd., in Landover, Maryland.

The closest Metro station is Morgan Boulevard which is about a mile walking distance to the stadium. See a map

Was this page helpful?