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Alumni discounts for the 90th anniversary of Gamma Phi Circus

girl performing on aerial silks

A student performing with the aerial silks at Gamma Phi 2018.

Alumni can watch the extraordinary stunts and performances at this year’s Gamma Phi Circus spring shows, a Sibling Weekend tradition that features the oldest collegiate circus in the nation. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of Gamma Phi at Illinois State University in 1929 by Clifford “Pop” Horton which makes this year’s theme, Celebration, the perfect fit. Priority seating and ticket rates are offered to alumni and families for a limited time. Order those tickets and plan to get to the Redbird Big Top for Celebration.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13
Where: Redbird Arena


Special rates and priority seating for alumni (sections K, L, and M) are available for early purchase only through Friday, March 29. Alumni tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up, $10 for children ages 5-12, and $4 for children ages 4 and under.

Order show tickets at using the code GPCISU or by calling the Redbird Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000. Guests will receive order confirmations as usual, and the electronic tickets will be sent via email the week of April 1.

Related Article: Gamma Phi 90th anniversary alumni reception, April 13 Come one, come all, all Gamma Phi alumni and friends that is, to a special event honoring 90 years of acts, performances, friendships, and memories.

Matinee Carnival

Student Alumni Council will sponsor its eighth annual pre-show Carnival on the Redbird Arena concourse, beginning at noon prior to the 1 p.m. Saturday matinee show on April 13. This popular Sibling Weekend event is kid-approved and open to everyone that has a youth ticket to the matinee show.

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