An Aquatic Spectacle

Cirque Italia showcases ‘European-style’ circus arts

Nate Cooksey |

Daring stunts, incredible acrobatics, feats of strength, and 35,000 gallons of water. The circus is coming to town! And while many may associate a circus with clowns and elephants, Cirque Italia intends to bring an entirely different experience to the land of clear waters. As described by Cirque Italia, their presentation of the Aquatic Spectacular will bring a unique, “European-style” circus in which elements of theater and acrobatic skill combine to captivate the audience and inspire awe in all ages. There will be high-flying trapeze, balancing acts that you may not believe possible, and aerial silks, all topped off with a finale known as the “wheel of death.”

Visitors to Oakwood Mall beginning Thursday, Sept. 19 will be certain to notice a massive multi-tiered performance tent in which Cirque Italia’s enormous 35,000 gallon performance tank will sit, awaiting the performance. The excitement begins Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, with subsequent shows throughout Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm each day. Children’s tickets are available at a discounted rate and children under 2 years old are allowed in for free. ADA compliant seating is available, and applicable patrons are encouraged to contact Cirque Italia’s customer service line directly at (941)-704-8572 for information on availability and accommodations.

Prices and ticketing information is available online at and navigating to the Eau Claire, WI module. Tickets can be purchased at the door  on the night of performance, with cash or credit/debit card. Checks will not be accepted. 

Cirque Italia-Water Circus • Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22 • Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire • visit for performance times, ticket pricing, and availability •