A guide to the best seats and deals at the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival

The circus is one of the best loved shows in Monaco and families return year after year to enjoy its spectacular displays. The upcoming edition of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival is set to be one of the most exciting yet as the attraction is celebrating a landmark anniversary so expect big crowds and even bolder acts.

The circus is back in town from 19th to 28th January, starting a week after the much-anticipated open-air circus parade that is being organised in the Place du Palais for 13th January.  

Ticket sales are well underway and some options have almost sold out completely, but there are still some great deals to be had for all budgets. Here is a rundown of what is on offer.  


Ticket prices vary wildly, ranging from a pocket-friendly €25 for an adult spot in the bleachers to a huge €2,010 for the full gala night experience.  

For those looking for a less expensive option, consider the two-hour reduced rate shows on 21st, 27th and 28th January at 10.30am. It offers bang for the buck without the hefty price tag, especially if you are willing to sit in the upper sections. The views might not be centre stage, but the same action will be happening up there as down below. Tickets here start at €12.50 for children and €25 for adults. Even the best box or loge seats for these shows are quite reasonable at €150. 

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If the goal is to get to the Gala Awards Evening on 23rd January, the best current prices are again in the bleacher sections, where children’s tickets go from €22.50 to €30 and adults from €45 to €60. Many seats are sold out already, but there are some regular seats nearer the stage available for €95 to €110 and box seats starting at €450 to €470.   

Tickets for the competition shows, which are scheduled early on in the festival, start at €17.50 for children and €35 for adults, going up to €330 in the box sections according to current availability. The winners shows come with similar prices, but the box seating is somewhat cheaper and ranges from €120 to €165.  


The Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival is celebrating two very special occasions this year. Firstly, it is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the circus, which was founded by Prince Rainier III in 1974, and secondly, the 2024 edition is being touted as the grande finale of a year of commemorations organised in honour of the late Prince, who was a life-long supporter of the circus arts. 

For the schedule of the different shows and access to the ticket office, click here.


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