If you missed the local stops for the recent (and final) tour of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, you’ll have a chance to see the legendary show tonight — right in your own home.
The legendary circus marked its 146th year with a farewell tour — the company had announced earlier this year that these would be the last Ringling shows ever. The final Ringling Bros. Circus performance, taking place tonight (Sunday, May 21, 2017) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, will be live-streamed online. Fans can watch the show for free on Ringling.com, a livestream on the Ringling Bros. Circus Facebook page, and on YouTube.
This tour of “The Greatest Show on Earth” is full of action, with acrobatics, daredevil motorcyclists, wire-walkers, clowns, aerialists, tigers, incredible stunts on horses, tigers, and, for the first time, ice skaters. The production, called “Out of This World” has a space theme, with storyline that involves a quest across “distant planets” in the universe and some new and truly amazing stunts. We enjoyed this show when it came to Fairfax, Virginia, and talk about the storyline, the characters, and the acts in our detailed review.
The final show tonight begins at 7 pm Eastern. Ringling Bros. will begin its Facebook Live session at 6:55 pm. See a trailer of the show below.