Circus Rio Carnival | Adelaide, Elizabeth & Mt Barker | 28 Jun – 18 Aug 2024

With a brand-new cast and a brand-new show, Circus Rio is bringing together a unique team of internationally acclaimed performers to Adelaide for the July school holidays, followed by Elizabeth and Mount Barker.

The Circus Rio spectacular is heading back to South Australia to showcase acts from around the globe. Bringing you a cast of internationally acclaimed, world-class Australian and international performers, this captivating circus show offers something for everyone.

Watch as stunning aerialists gracefully dance in the sky on aerial silks and straps, and be inspired as their Cloudswing artist soars through the air.  Their incredible juggler will display dexterous agility with a contemporary twist – juggling balls, rings, and up to 7 clubs with ease – something you won’t see anywhere else in Australia.

The show also features dizzying feats of Rou Cyr, handbalancing, incredible illusion (that has to be seen to be believed) and of course hilarious comedy for the kids.

The grand finale of the show features three times Guinness World Record FMX Stunt rider Brodie Carmichael, performing multiple death-defying motorcycle stunts through the tent and high above the audience’s heads.

The show is a family friendly, alcohol free event – suitable for all ages young and old.



Adelaide – Ellis Park

  • 88 West Terrace, Adelaide
  • 28 June – 21 July 2024

Elizabeth – Ridley Reserve

  • Main North Road, Elizabeth Grove
  • 26 July – 4 August 2024

Mount Barker – Summit Sport Recreation Park

  • 304 Springs Rd, Mount Barker
  • 14 August – 18 August 2024


Tickets pricing (+booking fee):

  • from $22.50 (Green GA)
  • from $40.50 (Gold GA)
  • from $49.50 (VIP GA)
  • from $67.50 (Diamond Table)


Doors open 15 minutes before the show, there are 2 x 50 minute halves with a 15 minute intermission. Their canteen is open before, during and after the show for carnival snacks and drinks including popcorn, slushies, hot dogs, hot chips, nuggets, ice creams and coffee.

The Circus Rio Big Top is an accessible venue with wheelchair access and a disabled toilet. They accept companion cards and guests with wheelchairs or access needs will be seated next to each other ringside stage left.

You can follow Circus Rio on Facebook and Instagram.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Circus Rio website.

What:   Circus Rio Carnival

When:    28 June – 18 August 2024

Where:   Adelaide, Elizabeth and Mount Barker (see dates & locations above)

Who:   All ages

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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