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Circus Spectacular

March 04, 2013

Due to inclement weather and travel conditions, Carden Entertainment has decided to cancel the upcoming Circus Spectacular event on March 4th, 2014 at the NIU Convocation Center.  Bill Cunningham of Agente Entertainment, Inc. stated “Our main goal is to ensure the safety of our animals and performers, while also providing a great entertainment experience for all patrons in attendance at our shows.  The weather conditions have made it extremely difficult to navigate from each of our event locations.  We regret having to cancel our show in the DeKalb community, but invite those individuals who purchased tickets to attend one of our alternate locations in the area.”

Northern Illinois University is a vibrant university that welcomes the free flowing exchange of ideals.  Please be assured that NIU has done our due diligence in researching any and all events booked at the Convocation Center.  This research is done to incorporate accountability and maintain the integrity of each event held on the NIU Campus.  

The Convocation Center is a tremendous facility and in the spirit of "communiversity", NIU is trying to schedule all types of events for the NIU staff and students, the local community, as well as be a regional draw.  Our commitment is to provide a diverse selection of events for all and give everyone the right to choose what they consider entertainment.  We will be engaging the entire NIU Campus Community as well as the DeKalb-Sycamore region through a survey process.  This feedback will be used as we review our current policies and procedures with regard to recruitment and event selection.  The Convocation Center’s goal is to be an inclusive environment that supports the mission of the university, by engaging the community through creativity, artistry, outreach, and service.

We will continue to try and bring entertainment options to the area that engage our campus and community while also highlighting the versatility of the Convocation Center.  

All tickets purchased for the Circus Spectacular event, at the Convocation Center on March 4th, will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.  Ticket refunds will be available starting Friday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m.  Ticket refund guidelines are listed below:

  • Tickets purchased at a Ticketmaster Outlet must be returned there.
  • Tickets purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office must be returned there. Tickets purchased at the NIU Convocation Center with a credit card require presentation of the credit card used and an ID in order for tickets to be refunded.
  • Tickets purchased on Ticketmaster.com or by the phone with Ticketmaster will automatically be refunded.

For questions regarding ticket refunds please contact the Convocation Center at 815-752-6800.