Why is There a Giant Circus Tent in the Ball Arena Parking Lot?

By Shawn Patrick on July 5, 2023
Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

If you’re on I-25 near Elitch Gardens or Ball Arena anytime soon you’ll notice a giant black and white circus tent setup in the parking lot. So, what is it?

Turns out it’s actually exactly that… A circus tent!

One of Cirque du Soleil’s biggest touring productions is back in Colorado. Cirque du Soleil’s “Kooza” has returned to the parking lot of Ball Arena. The production opened Wednesday and will perform in downtown Denver through Sunday, Aug. 13.

Cirque du Soleil said “Kooza” pays tribute to the traditional circus with “whimsical characters, daring acrobatics, mischievous clowns, lavish costuming, colorful sets, and a powerful live score.” The production is notable for its high wire, teeterboard and wheel of death acts.

“Kooza” first visited Denver in 2009. Since its first opening in 2007, the show has been seen by eight million people in 22 countries.

Cirque du Soleil tickets are available at CirqueduSoleil.com/kooza.

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