UniverSoul Circus

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UniverSoul Circus
Circus Tent in Mid-City New Orleans for UniverSoul Circus.jpg
UniverSoul Circus tent in Mid-City New Orleans, 2011
Circus name UniverSoul Circus
Country United States
Founder(s) Cedric Walker
Year founded 1994
Ringmaster(s) Tony Tone
Traveling show? Yes
Circus tent? BIG Blue yellow star tent
Type of acts 12
Website Official Website

The UniverSoul Circus is a single ring circus founded and run since 1994 by Cedric Walker. It currently contains 75 performers and 12 acts. The circus is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


The UniverSoul Circus is a world-class, live entertainment attraction that has captured the hearts and imaginations of a new generation of families. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, UniverSoul Circus has come full circle in its influence in the international entertainment marketplace - garnering the distinction of being known as a one-of-a-kind, must see attraction. Most recently, UniverSoul was the most prominently featured attraction at the Global Winter Wonderland, an international pop up theme park in Altanta, GA owned by one of the largest entertainment companies in the world.

Since its first performance in 1994, The UniverSoul Circus has presented more than 10,000 performances to live audiences, exceeding 19 million people, and has been seen in more than 60 million households on both local and national television networks. The Emmy nominated HBO special remained in rotation for more than six (6) years.

Not since Disney, has a brand had such relevance to a new generation. UniverSoul connects with progressive, upwardly mobile, urban pop cultures from around the world. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of global cultures and ethnicities into a stellar production that blends circus arts, theater and music.

UniverSoul Circus is rated by industry leaders as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh, cool and hip approach to live family entertainment has earned it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family attractions, along with other shows, including Disney on Ice, Disney’s High School Musical Ice Show and Ringling Brothers Circus.

Animal safety[edit]

The UniverSoul Circus is committed to the proper treatment of animals. We strongly oppose any form of cruelty or mistreatment of animals, wild or domestic – and will not tolerate any mistreatment on our circus site. In over 19 years and more than 10,000 performances, none of our animal vendors have ever been cited for animal abuse while performing at the UniverSoul Circus. UniverSoul Circus understands and supports all efforts to monitor and regulate the treatment of animals. We work closely with local, state and federal agencies to ensure that our commitment to a high standard of animal care is upheld. Any and all animal acts that perform with the circus must be in compliance with federal, state and local authorities.The UniverSoul Circus will continue to deliver high quality, family friendly entertainment that brings joy, happiness and laughter to audiences around the world.