The Circus Is Coming to Town in Mexico City!

Photo: Circo Atayde


Big top fans rejoice!

Mexico’s own Atayde Brothers Circus, the last of the big three-ring spectaculars in the country, will be presenting six performances at the capital’s Esperanza Iris Theater from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, 24 April.

And while the sawdust, roasted peanuts and some of the traditional animal acts might not be included in this fun-for-the-whole-family hippodrome, there will be plenty of clowns, magicians, jugglers, aerialists and contortionists to astound and amaze audiences.

One of the most prestigious and traditional circus groups in Mexico, the Atayde Brothers Circus has been around since 1888, when it was founded by Sinaloa native Aurelio Atayde Guízar.

Considered the circus with the longest tradition in Latin America and one of the 10 best circuses internationally, it has received awards such as Las Lunas del Auditorio in 2010 and the Palmes d’Or, awarded by the National Circle of Journalists at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival.

The performances are being organized by the Mexico City Secretariat of Culture, and will include six functions, one each on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., two on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and two on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets, which run between 150 pesos to 500 pesos, depending on seating, can be purchased at the theater box office and on Ticketmaster’s digital platforms.

The Esperanza Iris Theater is located at Donceles 36 in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, next to the Metro Allende


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