When I was a kid...I went with my Mum. My cousin was in the circus as a clown. I had NO idea. Couldn't understand why this clown kept coming to me and saying Hi. LOL. It was one of the best days of my life! ;)
Yes, a few times. I try to avoid the ones with animals in them, as you can't always tell if they are treated right or not and I don't want to support cruelty even inadvertently. The best, and most famous one I've been to was a Cirque du Soleil performance. They definitely live up to the hype - I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. If you haven't seen them but get the chance to, definitely do it.
I have never been to a circus. I try to avoid them because I don't believe that animals should be trained for the purposes of entertaining people. I know that not all circuses have animals, but all those that come to our area seem to.
I used to go quite often when I was young and still lived in Sydney.
However, don't particularly like seeing caged large animals so haven't been for many years, and no longer really have a desire to go.
Perhaps when my grandchildren live in the same State as me?
No,not for last 30 yrs.
I can't watch animals subjected to perform for our fun without a thought to their welfare.
Circus owners/companies are known for mistrating animals & known for killing them when they're sick & old.
I went as a kid, but now I don't like the circus if it has animals in it. We took our little granddaughter to see Circus Oz a few years ago. Since then she's been going to Circus school, & then Circus Oz school. She loves it, & climbs all over the bars in the kids parks. (It makes me nervous, as I think she's going to fall off!)