Come and celebrate the Holiday Season with San Francisco’s very own Circus Bella under the big top overlooking the Bay on Treasure Island!

Join us for an evening of thrills, awe, laughter and pure Holiday magic with a new production directed by Abigail MunnKALEIDOSCOPE — a joyful celebration of diversity and color! 

Some of the Bay Area’s most exciting circus talents will be joined by an international cast of superlative circus artists and will perform to the original music of Bay Area’s music legend Rob Reich, played live by the one and only Circus Bella’s Band! Laughter will be provided in ample quantity by our uproarious trio of beloved clowns: Steve Smith, Sara Moore and Calvin Kai Ku.

Located near the renowned restaurant Mersea*, on Treasure Island’s waterfront near the Bay Bridge, Circus Bella is the place where you, your friends, your family — and even your company — will jingle bells for the Holiday Season!

*Mersea is offering an exclusive circus-themed menu, curated by executive chef Parke Ulrich.  Stay tuned for the complete menu!

November 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019

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*All ticket sales final. Please note that some dates may be blocked out for corporate events.

 If you or your company are interested in renting out the entire tent for a private show or purchasing group tickets, please contact us at

Our performances feature the best talent from the Bay Area circus and music scene, along with special guest artists from around the world. Learn more about our all-star talent here»

Acts include:

  Trapeze —  Abigail Munn

Trapeze — Abigail Munn

  All-Star Band —  With Musical Director Rob Reich

All-Star Band — With Musical Director Rob Reich

  Contortion —  Dwoira Galilea

Contortion — Dwoira Galilea

  Clown —  Sara Moore

Clown — Sara Moore

  Aerial Straps —  Veronica Blair

Aerial Straps — Veronica Blair

  Clown —  Calvin Kai Ku

Clown — Calvin Kai Ku

  Duo-Acrobatics —  Manuel Acosta and Illenay Pena

Duo-Acrobatics — Manuel Acosta and Illenay Pena

  Highwire —  Paul Resell

Highwire — Paul Resell

  Foot Juggling —  The Gentile Family

Foot Juggling — The Gentile Family

  Diablo —  Willem McGowan

Diablo — Willem McGowan


We look forward to seeing you! Please carefully read our helpful guide to ensure a magical evening of fun and daring feats.

Address »

Kaleidoscope will be held at:

Mersea Meadow
699 Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, CA 94130

Transportation and Directions »

By Car
Whether traveling from San Francisco or the East Bay, follow Interstate 80 onto the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge and take the "Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island" exit at the approximate mid-point of the Bay Bridge. A Bay Bridge toll is required for motorists traveling westbound onto the Bay Bridge towards the Islands from the East Bay.

  • There are no gas stations on-Island. There are publicly accessible no-cost, short-term electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located in the parking lot south of 9th Street, behind Mersea Restaurant.

Follow the signs for free parking, drop off and pick up, and designated disabled parking spots.

Public Transportation
From the Transit Center in San Francisco, take the 25 bus to Treasure Island. Get off on Avenue H and 9th Street. Look for the posted signs that will direct you to the Circus Bella Tent.

At this time there is not a direct public transportation connection from the East Bay to the Islands. The new Transit Center in San Francisco is served by various regional Bay Area bus routes, and is close to both the Montgomery and Embarcadero BART stations.

Ride Share
Carpooling is encouraged! We have a pick up and drop off location on site.

Parking »

There is ample free parking available on site, as well as charging stations for electric vehicles. Please note we are not responsible for lost or stolen valuables left in your vehicle, or during the event.

The Venue »

The circus tent holds 600 people and will be heated, but we recommend bringing warm layers for your comfort. Restrooms are available on-site. Please e-mail at least 72 hours in advance of your show if you require special accommodations or assistance accessing the tent.

Food and Beverage »

Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site, and can be brought into the circus tent. If you’re looking for dinner before the show, you may make a reservation in advance by calling Mersea Restaurant at (415) 851-8118.

ADA and Special Accommodations »

We can accommodate audience members, families, and groups with special needs and requests. Please send an email to 72 hours in advance of attending your show. We offer ADA accessible seats, parking, and bathrooms.

Smoking Policy »

There is no smoking at the event or on the Mersea Meadow property. This includes smokeless tobacco, vapor, and e-cigarettes.

FAQs »

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
    The show is suitable for "Children of all ages". All are welcome.
  • What's the refund policy?
    No refunds. Tickets are purchased at risk in case of inclement weather. There will be no refunds or exchanges if the event is cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather. The tent is heated, but bring warm layers for your comfort.

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    You must either bring a printed ticket or a valid ID that matches the name on your Eventbrite reservation.


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