Zoppe: An Italian Family Circus Makes Stop in Cathedral City, Dec. 2-12

CATHEDRAL CITY — One of the hallmarks of season in the desert is the myriad musical, theatrical, and sporting attractions that come to our front doorsteps. From Broadway musicals and professional tennis to internationally acclaimed movies and pro golf. Now comes an Italian family circus.

Italian Family Circus Coming to Cathedral City

Nino, the clown

The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into an intimate, 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the history of their old-world Italian circus tradition. Starring Nino, the clown, the circus is propelled by a central story (as opposed to individual acts) that features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.

Zoppe: An Italian Family Circus is coming to Cathedral City for 10 days only from Dec. 2 – Dec. 12, 2022. The event is located at 68651 Grove St., Cathedral City next to the Jurassic Wonders exhibit in Downtown.

Giovanni Zoppé, the director of the circus and a sixth-generation performer, says the show aims higher than what passes for circuses these days. “We try to touch every emotion during the show,” he says. “They’ll laugh, they’ll cry, and they’ll feel for the characters. It’s more of an event than a show.”

Cost for the Italian Family Circus

  • General Admission: $22 – Seats are first come, first seated.
  • VIP: $42 (Limited Seats per showing) – VIP cushioned seats with backs are in the first 2 rows around the ring. Seats are first come, first seated.
  • *Children under 2 are free and must sit on an adult’s lap.

Zoppé Family Circus will perform 16 shows in eight days, making for one unforgettable experience for the whole family! For tickets and more information, please visit www.zoppe.net.

Show Dates & Times:

  • Friday, December 2: 4pm & 7pm
  • Saturday, December 3: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, December 4: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
  • Monday, December 5: No Showings
  • Tuesday, December 6: No Showings
  • Wednesday, December 7: No Showings
  • Thursday, December 8: 6pm
  • Friday, December 9: 4pm & 7pm
  • Saturday, December 10: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, December 11: 1pm & 4pm

Image Sources

  • Zoppe-Circus-10-19-2014-40: Zoppe Circus
  • Zoppé Family Circus: Zoppé Family Circus