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Special rate and seating for alumni at 2014 Gamma Phi Circus, April 11-12

Gamma Phi Circus

The Gamma Phi Circus returns this spring at Illinois State University.

Join us for the annual Gamma Phi Circus Spring Shows, a Sibling Weekend tradition that features performances by the oldest collegiate circus in the nation. This year marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of Gamma Phi at Illinois State University in 1929 by Clifford “Pop” Horton. Acrobats, aerialists, tumblers, flyers, jugglers, and, of course, the Gamma Phi clowns are all preparing a showcase to awe and entertain you. You won’t want to miss it!

What: 2014 Gamma Phi Circus
When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12
Where: Redbird Arena


Special rates and priority seating for alumni (sections L and M) are available for purchase only through April 1. Alumni tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up, $6 for children ages 5–12, and $1 for children ages 4 and under.

Matinee Carnival

Student Alumni Council will sponsor its third annual pre-show Carnival on the Redbird Arena concourse, beginning at 12 noon prior to the 1 p.m. Saturday Matinee show on April 12th. This popular Sibling Weekend event is kid-approved and open to everyone that has a youth ticket to the matinee show. The Carnival includes a variety of games, face painters, photos, fun and prizes for kids of all ages. For more information on the Student Alumni Council Sibling Weekend Carnival, visit

Gamma Phi merchandise

This year, additional merchandise table will be located right above the alumni sections (L and M) on the arena concourse. So supporting Gamma Phi with your purchase of T-shirts, souvenir books, and light sabers will be easy and convenient!

Order your show tickets by April 1 at or by calling the Alumni Relations office at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478.

Non-alumni/general seating tickets (at regular rates) can be purchased through the Braden Box Office and Ticketmaster beginning February 14. On show weekend, general admission tickets may be purchased at the door. The Redbird Arena Box Office will be open from 4–7 p.m. April 11 and 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. April 12.