Zoppé Family Circus Drive-In

Friday, January 15th 2021 - Sunday, January 31st 2021 | Extended Showtimes
Friday, January 15th 2021 - Sunday, January 31st 2021 | Extended Showtimes


Back for Another Year by Popular Demand

The much-loved Zoppé Family Circus is returning to Tucson for their tenth appearance in the last decade, this time with a new, multimedia show in a Drive-In setting in the Mercado District. Prompted by safety concerns in the Covid era, circus-goers will now be able to enjoy the great spectacle of the circus from the safety of their own vehicles. The live show onstage will be broadcast onto giant LED screens, with audio broadcast directly via FM radio. All Pima County Health Department guidelines for public safety will be followed.

Dates and Showtimes

Friday, Jan 15 4pm + 7pm
Saturday, Jan 16 1pm + 4pm + 7pm
Sunday, Jan 17. 1pm + 4pm + 7pm
Monday, Jan 18. 1pm + 4pm + 7pm
Wednesday, Jan 20 7pm
Thursday, Jan 21 7pm
Friday, Jan 22 4pm + 7pm
Saturday, Jan 23 1pm + 4pm + 7pm
Sunday, Jan 24. 1pm + 4pm + 7pm
Wednesday, Jan 27 7pm
Thursday, Jan 28 7pm
Friday, Jan 29 4pm + 7pm
Saturday, Jan 30 1pm + 4pm + 7pm
Sunday, Jan 31. 1pm + 4pm + 7pm

Purchase Tickets in advance by the Carload Here: https://www.tixr.com/groups/haversack/

Prices per car range from $49 to $199

A QR code will be available on site to direct you to purchase tickets on your phone, no cash will be accepted on site.


GATES OPEN ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOW and close 15 minutes after show starts. Our circus family will be welcoming cars ONE HALF HOUR before every show. The show runs for 75 minutes.

Sound will come through your car stereo, like a traditional Drive-In Theater on your FM radio. Minimal sound will come from the stage. If your sounds system is not sufficient, we recommend bringing a FM radio. If you don’t have an FM radio, one can be rented on site for $4.

Space is limited to 100 cars.

No alcohol is allowed on site.

We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance or on smart devices upon arrival, cash won’t be accepted for ticket purchases.

Tailgating is allowed.

Portable restrooms will be available onsite.

We ask that you keep your pets at home unless they are service animals.

All tickets are first come, first parked, in the row you purchased and will not be assigned prior to arrival (first come, first parked basis). Parking attendants will direct each driver to a parking space in their designated row upon arrival. To ensure you dont miss a thing, we added a large video screen on the stage.

CDC and State of Arizona Public Health guidelines will be followed. Event staff will be wearing personal protective equipment as required by CDC guidelines.

Portable restrooms will be available onsite. We ask that only two people per car at a time leave the vehicle to use restroom. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines

In the event it is necessary for a fan to leave their vehicle, safe social distancing will be strictly enforced. Failure to follow safe social distancing, or requests of staff members for participants to follow, will cause the participant to be subject to ejection.

Your ticket is only valid for the DAY & TIME on the top of the ticket. Your tickets are nontransferable to another show.

To be considerate of all attendees we do not allow smoking at this event. Thank you for your understanding.

No RVs, buses or Limos allowed.

Each ticket is valid for ONE car. The number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts /seats in your vehicle.

A: Where is the Mercado District?
Q: located West of 1-10 South of Congress Street and North of Cushing Street.

Q: How will this year differ? Zoppé retains all the same charm and connective performance as always. This year, of course, instead of the tent seats and bleachers you will be viewing from your vehicle. An LED screen is suspended to allow for greater viewing as well as display our original behind the scenes film intermixed with the live performance.

Q: How long does the performance last?
A:The show is 75 minutes. One half an hour before the show is our unique pre-show welcoming of the cars and just prior to the start of performance an old-fashioned circus parade through the cars.

Q: Will small children be frightened?
A: Unlikely. The Zoppé circus uses no wild animals, black-outs or aggressive special effects.

Q: Are the animals used in the show treated humanely?
A: Always. Circus animals are a beloved part of circus families. The Zoppé family uses only domesticated dogs and horses in their productions.

Q: Are tickets refundable?
A: No, but they are transferable to another party.

Please feel free to give us a call with any additional questions at 520-448-4983.