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) Lucky
Traveling show? Yes
Circus tent? Red and yellow 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 was founded in 1994. The history section of the official website states that "We had the idea to present ... to a wide demographic of spectators."[1]

Recruiting, training and production began in 1993. The first performance took place in 1994 in the parking lot of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. The first season of operations brought formidable debt upon the organization. By 1997 the circus tour grew to 10 cities, 19 cities in 1999, 31 cities in 2000, and 32 cities in 2005. A tour of South Africa, the first international destination, was completed in 2001.[2]

Animal safety[edit]

The UniverSoul Circus through some of its animal vendors have had many animal cruelty violations dating from 1997 to the present time. They have also had incidences of escaping animals.[3]




  1. ^ "Official Homepage". Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Story of the UniverSoul Circus". universoulcircus.com. 
  3. ^ "UniverSoul Circus Factsheet" (PDF). Retrieved April 29, 2010.