A Show You’ll Never Forget
Come and celebrate this holiday season with San Francisco's very own Circus Bella under a big top tent on Treasure Island! Join us for a jaw-dropping evening of thrills, awe, laughter and pure holiday magic with Circus Bella's inaugural winter performance, a joyful celebration of diversity and color! Prepare to laugh until you cry and walk away inspired by incredible feats of grace and strength.
November 30, 2018 — January 6, 2019
*All ticket sales final. Please note that some
dates may be blocked out for corporate events.
An Awe-Inspiring Atmosphere
We welcome you to take a seat in the beautiful Big Top Tent provided by the famed Circus family - the Ramos Brothers.
We are excited to showcase props and set dressing from LA Circus, whose work dazzled audiences in the motion picture Water for Elephants, The Greatest Showman and more.
From the moment you arrive, let us transport you to a world of magic, delight and splendor.
Acclaimed Performers from Around the World
Some of the Bay Area’s most exciting circus talents will be joined by an international cast of superlative circus artists, with acts performed to original music written by Rob Reich and performed by a live 6-piece band! And in keeping with the renowned Pickle Family Circus tradition, no animals appear in our show.
One-of-a-kind Treats, Curated Just for the Show
Under the direction of Executive Chef Parke Ulrich, Treasure Island's Mersea Restaurant will be offering circus treats such as a one-of-a-kind Bella Braut, spiked hot chocolate, and candy, which you can enjoy during the show.
Located on Treasure Island with Unrivaled Views of the Bay
Outside the big top tent located in Treasure Island's great meadow, you'll enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, along with the famous San Francisco skyline.
699 Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, CA 94130
Tier 2: $39
Seats along the sides of the tent – but in the round,
there’s no bad seat in the house!
Tier 1: $55
Seats are front and center, close to the action!
Ring-side, box seats – the best seats in the house!
VIP reception tent with Circus Snacks (before the show and during intermission) and performer meet and greet
Complementary souvenir program
Meet our Acts
Executive Director, Co-founder, Producer, Trapeze Artist
Abigail got her start as a performer in the Bay Area’s Pickle Family Circus when she was just 9 years old. Watch her interview to find out why she thinks the circus still holds so much magic for people of all ages.
Circus Bella By the numbers
Year Circus Bella was founded
Number of spectators across the Bay Area
who have watched a Circus Bella performance
Age of the youngest Circus Bella performer
Number of performers in Kaleidoscope
Height of “the Cupola,” or circus tent
Number of shows in the 2018 Circus in the Parks summer season
Directions / Parking
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.
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.
Carpooling is encouraged! We have a pick up and drop off location on site.
Other Event Details
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 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 email@example.com at least 72 hours in advance of your show if you require special accommodations or assistance accessing the tent.
Food & 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADA & Special Accommodations
We can accommodate audience members, families, and groups with special needs and requests. Please send an email to email@example.com 72 hours in advance of attending your show. We offer ADA accessible seats, parking, and bathrooms.
There is no smoking at the event or on the Mersea Meadow property. This includes smokeless tobacco, vapor, and e-cigarettes.
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.
Box Office Hours
The box office on Treasure Island will open one hour prior to the performance
Sponsors and Partners
This season made possible by a generous gift from the Willow Springs Charitable Trust Foundation and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund.