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17th Annual Children's Premiere Night with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

On Wednesday, March 19, the 17th Annual Children’s Premiere Night with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, benefiting the NIH Children’s Charities, will be "Built to Amaze." ​​

This very special show is back again! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) invite children of all ages to join the Ringling Brothers team at the Verizon Center on March 19 in the All-New, All-Live, 143rd edition of "The Greatest Show on Earth" with their show "Built to Amaze." 

The show starts at 7pm with a FREE Pre-Show beginning at 6pm. You won’t hear about this on the radio or television because this night is only for special invitees from the NIH R&W...and you and your friends and family are invited! This event is a fundraiser for the NIH Charities and is a wonderful opportunity for the R&W to provide a magical evening to many special needs children in the local metro area. ​

Your escape from the everyday begins one hour before show time when you make your way to the arena floor. The FREE All-Access Pre-Show allows families to interact with the stars, mingle with an amazing group of acrobats, aerialists, animals, clowns, jugglers and more. 

Pass the word along to all your friends and family and have them join you for this special evening. Enjoy this once in a lifetime night of fun by purchasing tickets at any R&W store (Building 31, Building 10, or Rockledge), faxing an order form to 301-402-1052, or e-mailing an order form to David at: The order form can be found at (R&W site is temporarily down. R&W Phone Number: 301-496-6061). 

You do not need to be an R&W member to purchase tickets to this event. 

Don’t delay! We have the best seats in the house for this special R&W hosted evening, but they won’t last long! We’ll see you at the circus! 

This event is sponsored by the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) in support of the NIH Children’s Charities.