Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BUILT TO AMAZE! in  Portland September 17–20, 2015Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® BUILT TO AMAZE!


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, an extraordinarily engineered circus experience custom-built for family fun where Children Of All Ages®  find out what it takes to construct The Greatest Show On Earth®. The visionary blueprints have been assembled with a contemporary toolbox of unparalleled imagination that will be unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes for the all-new circus spectacular Built To Amaze! at the Moda Center in Portland from September 17–20.

Ringmaster Andre McClain takes the Ringling Bros.® reins accompanied by his horse Comanche, as the skilled circus supervisor (alongside award-winning comedic clown Davis Vassallo) to construct a fantastic design of high-energy and wondrous performances sure to amaze and thrill audiences.  Featuring more than 40 of the world’s best artists & athletes representing 13 countries along with numerous exotic and domestic animals assembled together, Built To Amaze! is highlighted by several unique acts this year including:

v  The popular King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City brings one-wheeled b-ball excitement to the ring with a spirited and comedic basketball competition featuring ten whirling unicyclists

v  Crossbow Casanova presents an insanely accurate crossbow act shooting arrows through a thin piece of paper and the stem of a flower held in the mouth of his lovely assistant Ashley Vargas plus ending the act shooting off eight crossbows at once shooting the last arrow at an apple on top of his head

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v  Supersonic Skyscrapers aerial casting act will stun audiences as they toss and flip through the air only by the catch and release of each other’s hands while standing on a stilt-like platform.

v  Single Trapeze act featuring a solo female aerialist named Electra performing remarkable high-flying release moves


In addition, the show features daredevil motorcycle stunts inside the Globe of Steel, heart-pounding tricks on the Dual Wheel of Steel; edge-of-your-seat motorcycle high wire action, powerful hand-balancing duo, fun-filled performing pups, fast-paced equestrian acrobatic riders on six beautiful stallions…and of course no Ringling Bros. circus experience would be complete without our belovedperforming pachyderms, the world-renowned Ringling Bros. Asian elephants featuring the precocious five-year old “April.”


Be sure to come out one hour early to each performance to meet our performers and animals on the show floor, try on costumes, learn circus skills and more at the interactive All Access Pre-ShowFREE admission to all ticket holders.


New this year, ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. To take advantage of this exclusive interactive experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.


WHEN: September 17 – 20, 2015

Thursday, Sept 17                  7:00 PM

Friday, Sept 18                        7:00 PM

Saturday, Sept 19                   11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, Sept 20                     12:30 PM & 4:30 PM

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                        **All Access Pre-Show begins one hour prior to each performance


WHERE:           Moda Center / Rose Quarter – One Center Court, Portland, OR  97227


TICKETS:        Ticket prices range from $20, $23, $28, $38 (VIP) and $55 (Floor Seats)

Kids (ages 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each on select seating*  (not valid for Opening Night show)

                        Opening Night discount tickets priced at $12 each on select seating*

                              *not valid on VIP & Floor Seat levels


All seats are reserved; tickets available to purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Moda Center Box Office.  

For Group Sales, please contact the Rose Quarter at 503-963-4400