paranormal cirque 2022 - woodland hills, ca

The circus is in town…but only for a short span of time. The ghastly road production appears almost nightly with multiple showtimes on the weekends in the town of Woodland Hills, CA and then it vanishes! Luckily you can catch them at their final 2 destinations for the summer season: Redondo Beach and Thousand Oaks, CA.

This was “not-your-normal” cirque show with acrobats and tight rope walkers. Aside from the age restrictions (under 17 not admitted unless supervised with an adult 21 and over + no one under 13 admitted); this horror-themed cirque show offers a good mixture of: dark humor, slapstick comedy, death-defying acts, a sexy song and dance number, a mini scare zone and characters seemingly written uniquely for the type of performer. A few examples: the comedic chops provided by the “ghost hunters” who symbolize the clowns of the circus, the “random civilian” running from demons and ends up ironically hopping on the Wheel of Death to escape and the acrobat on a rope “levitating” as an exorcism was being performed on her. They could’ve easily dressed all the performers in ghoulish costumes and performed their stunts and tricks and that would’ve been good enough; instead they did all that plus wrote in little skits and storylines which provided a wide array of entertainment.

If you’ve read up to here, it probably sounds like a lot of things to see. Yes! The show is basically 2 hours long not counting the pre-show scare zone. However, there is a 15-minute intermission so have no fear if you’ve had too much to drink. This show is a must-see as it fills the void of not so much a freak show but a haunted circus of sorts. We can’t begin to tell you the last time we’ve seen a horror-themed or haunted cirque show if ever inside Los Angeles County. By reading just the name, one may think there are cliched acts such as demented clowns on the loose; but we can assure you that is not the case and you’ll have a pleasant experience no matter if you were expecting killer clowns or not.

In conclusion, we enjoyed the Paranormal Cirque as it adds another category of things to do for the pre-Halloween and spooky season. Not only does it fill a void with the type of experience and show it is but it also adds another horror-themed event for the west San Fernando Valley. A little FYI, parking is $5 and concessions are available on-site and everything is cash only. It did get a bit warm; but that’s a traveling circus in olden days for ya.

From the creators: Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00 depending on availability. Restricted – under 18 REQUIRES accompanying parent or guardian. This show has adult language and material.

Paranormal Cirque is offering a special promotion: $5.00 off any full priced ticket purchased in levels 1, 2, or 3. Use code: 5OFF.

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