Covid-19 measures & regulations

On this page we’ve created a clear overview of the most important Covid-19 measures and regulations we’ve put into place to ensure the safest way to create our circus magic for both audiences and our team. The entire document with the measures that was checked by the city council (in Dutch) can be viewed on the right. We’ll be adding an English version shortly for those who’d like to know all the details.

Without a protocol it isn’t allowed to give any performances. That is why the Magic Team takes the measures and regulations very serious and we will ensure that they are strictly followed. We can only beat Covid19 together, so we ask all our visitors for their co-operation. Visitors who do not comply with the regulations will be denied acces to the circus and/or removed from the premises without the right to a ticket refund. Unfortunately this is the only way for us to keep everyone else safe.

 The Magic Circus is a partner of the Alliance of Event Builders. Besides that we are also a board member of Circuspoint, the Dutch Circus Branche Platform. We not only participated in several negotiations, but very much actively involved in the creation of the COVID19 protocols to ensure the safest possible visit to a (circus)event for everyone.

A visit to Magic Circus is, just as a visit to the supermarket or family members, entirely at your own risk.

COVID19 REGULATIONS MAGIC CIRCUS up to Sa 25th of September 2021

  • Is anyone in your household experiencing/ showing Covid19 complaints? Stay at home! 
  • Tickets have to be booked in advance. You can do so online till 120 minutes prior to a performance or from 60 to 15 minutes prior to the show at the circus box office. 
  • Fill in the health check on your ticket before coming to the circus.
  • No admittance to the performance without the filled in health check.
  • Magic Circus is sticking to social distancing of 1,5m for people of 12 years and older from different households. This means you do not need take a Corona test or be fully vaccinated before you come see the performance.
  • If staff is in doubt about your health status acces can be denied.
  • Adults (13 years and older) from different house holds will be socially distanced 1,5 meter from each other.
  • Entering the Magic Dome Big top and taking seats is done per house hold, so stay together!
  • Hand disinfection takes place upon entering the big top. This is obligatory.
  • Entering the big top to take seats starts 30 minutes prior to each performance. Staff will appoint your seats to ensure enough distance to others.
  • Once seated you cannot switch places or leave the big top.
  • It is not possible or allowed to keep seats free for friends or family members who are running late.
  • Be on time! Once the show has started it is not allowed to enter the big top.
  • Shaking hands or high fives are not allowed.
  • Cough and/or sneeze in your inside elbow.
  • Do not touch your face during the performance.
  • Use paper handkerchiefs to blow your nose and throw these away in the bins after the performance.
  • There are NO TOILETS.
  • Chanting, singing, shouting bravo or screaming is not allowed.
  • At the end of the performance you stay seated until the Magic Team tell you it is your turn to leave the Big Top.


  • Is anyone in your household experiencing/ showing Covid19 complaints? Stay at home! 
  • Magic Circus is obliged to use Corona admission tickets for all visitors aged 13 and over.
  • Visitors aged 14 and over must be able to show a valid ID.
  • Visitors can use the following corona certificates for entry: a vaccination certificate; or a proof of recovery; or a negative test result through access testing no older than 24 hours. Tourists visiting Holland can only use a European Digital Corona Certificate (DCC).
  • If the CoronaCheck Scanner indicates that something is not right, we cannot allow access to the circus.
  • If you are in doubt about your health, you may be denied access. (Don’t worry, we take hay fever into account!)
  • We kindly ask people aged 12 and older from different households to still keep their distance from each other whilst not seated.
  • Be on time! Once the performance has started, it is no longer allowed to enter the circus tent.
  • Shaking hands and high fives are not allowed.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Use paper tissues to blow your nose and throw them away in the trash cans after the performance.
  • There are NO TOILETS.
  • Speaking choirs, loud singing or shouting is not allowed.

Frequently Asked Covid-19 Questions

I belong to a high risk group. Can I still come and see the show?

The RIVM advises people from risk groups to be extra careful and to follow the corona measures carefully. It is also extra important for visitors of people who belong to a risk group to follow the basic rules carefully. Another advice is to avoid crowds and ‘uncontrollable’ situations. Thanks to the protocol, there is a controllable situation at Magic Circus and we keep a distance of 1.5 meters if we are not from the same household. You are therefore welcome, but keep in mind the rules and additional advice from RIVM. For example, if you are too vulnerable to babysit your grandchildren, or to receive visitors at a distance of 1.5 meters, then a circus visit is not a good idea.

How can I go to the toilet during a performance?

You can’t as THERE ARE NO TOILETS. The stricter rules regarding distance and hygiene in combination with the small circus team makes it impossible for us to bring toilets for visitors on tour. In addition, no one is allowed to get up and leave the tent.

What happens if I am late?

At the start of the performance, the big top closes. So unfortunately you can no longer enter from that point and you are not entitled to a refund. Do you know in advance that you will be late due to traffic jams? Please contact our marketing department and we will look for a good solution, such as converting the tickets for a visit to another performance. PAY ATTENTION! We do our best, but conversions are not always possible and we only try to help as a service, we are not required to do so. Best is to leave home on time with some time to spare.

How can we make sure we can sit together?

Enter the big top together, but we cannot guarantee anything. Especially if you come in last and there is no space to put you all together. Best advice: Come well on time and enter together.

My child will visit alone can I accompany him or her into the big top to ensure they are okay?

Normally this was not a problem, but in the “new normal” unfortunately it is. If you don’t have a ticket yourself, you cannot enter the circus big top.

Kids are exempt from social distancing so why aren’t they allowed to walk around during the show?

We have never allowed children to walk around, because it disturbs other audience members and the concentration of the artists. In addition, parents cannot take hold of a misbehaving / mischievous child walking around when it is walking around, because they have to keep their distance because of the 1.5 meter rules. Even if a child would play nicely; An artist out of concentration can lead to the failure of a trick with possible deadly consequences. We prefer to stay healthy, so everyone stays put.