The 43rd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival will take place from 17 to 27 January 2019.
Book your tickets online, by phone or at our box office.
Opening hours of the box office at the Fontvieille Big Top (including Ticket Hotline): Monday to Friday, 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm.
Ticket Hotline: +377 92 05 23 45.
Join us for the Festival of luxury and elegance!
This year, over 150 artistes from 15 countries will compete in the famous ring of the Fontvieille big top to win the most sought after prizes in the World of circus: the Gold, Silver and Bronze Clowns which reward their careers.
We proudly present the Royal Circus from Russia, led by Gia Eradze. Gia has created a unique style, a subtle mix of luxury and modernity, and the costumes worn by the 68 artists and dancers, genuine haute couture pieces, will undeniably be one of the highlights of the 2019 edition.
Among the other acts, we are proud to announce the presence of the triple mast act presented by the National Acrobatic Troupe of China.
Martin Lacey jr will present his unique new lion act, a wonderful and astonishing demonstration of partnership between the trainer and his animals.
German animal trainer Marcel Kremer will surprise the audiences, performing with five colossal American bison in the ring.
The 43rd edition will honour the circus tradition, promote creativity and continue to attract you with acts that are more breathtaking than ever!
A new era in circus arts: the first Big Top Label prizes awarded
The quality assurance system is officially part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. On 28 November 2018 three prominent circuses received the Big Top Award: Cirque Arlette Gruss of France, Circus Krone of Germany, and the Blackpool Tower Circus from Great Britain.
The BigTopLabel recognitions were presented this year in the European Parliament by MEP István Újhelyi and Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education Culture, Youth and Sport. The Organisation Committee of the Monte-Carlo Festival congratulates the three winners.
The 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo 2018
Yes to circuses with animals – important information
Having endured attacks and criticism during the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo due to the presence of animals in the Circus, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco wishes to share the truth with the general public, which is based on the experience of competent professionals.
Created in 1974 by H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo has become the largest and most prestigious circus event in the world. It awards the most respected prize in the world of the circus, namely the «Golden Clown» (Clown d’Or) award.
Organized and presided by H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, a selection of the best international acts is presented each year at the Festival which is broadcasted around the globe.
Vive le Cirque !
Vive le Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo !