Step right up! We’re excited to begin our 2017-2018 season with the return of Cinderella Della Circus. The magical, circus-themed show will be supplemented with a number of exciting free weekend events to celebrate the spirit of the show. 

We’re kicking things off on Saturday, June 24, with a carnival to celebrate the show’s opening weekend. Enjoy a bounce house, fresh popcorn and a visit from our friends Bean & Bear, who will be clowning and performing walk around puppetry and magic tricks.


Cinderella is a pro at walking the tightrope, and we’re giving our patrons the chance to learn some of her tricks! On Saturday, July 8, we’re hosting Circus Arts Day. Members of Atlanta’s Circus Arts Institute will be on-site giving lessons in tightrope walking and scarf juggling. They will be joined by a stilt walker, who will roam the atrium on sky-high stilts.


A sensory-friendly version of Cinderella Della Circus will take place at 1 pm on Sunday, July 9, continuing the Center’s ASD initiative. During this performance, the following alterations will be employed: theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. These adjustments continue into the museum and Create-A-Puppet Workshop.

Cinderella Della Circus uses marionette puppets, including some that do special tricks. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a marionette, you’ve got the chance on Saturday, July 15! The Center’s staff of puppeteers will be leading demos and teaching an introductory lesson on marionette puppetry using hand-made scarf marionettes.

Finally, we’ll celebrate the show’s final weekend with a truly sparkling activity: Bedazzling! In the spirit of Cinderella’s famous slippers, we invite you to Bedazzle your own shoes on Saturday, July 22. We’ve partnered with Atlanta-area Shoe Carnival stores to offer a 30% discount on a new pair of shoes. Grab those before the show, then decorate them with us. We’ll provide all the Bedazzling supplies.


All of these events will take place 10 am-3 pm on the days listed, and are included at no additional charge with your all-inclusive admission. Cinderella Della Circus is presented in the Mainstage Theater, June 20 – July 23, 2017. Reduced-price previews take place June 20 and 21. Show times are as follows:

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.