Big Top becomes ‘Petite Palace’ for new shows


Photo by Maike Schulz

By Kathy Beazley


For the first time in North Texas, the Laughter League and The Petite Palace are coming together from Oct. 5-21 to create an intimate, eclectic tent show that will take audiences on an unparalleled journey, which combines the dazzling, daring aura of Cirque du Soleil with the madcap mirth of “Saturday Night Live.”

On the grounds of the picturesque Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, The Petite Palace is unlike any other circus party North Texas has ever seen. 

With an up-close and personal experience for 150 circus-goers per performance, there is a tent show that’s a perfect fit for everyone. 

The family matinees and early-evening performances will bring children of all ages many wonderful memories and lots of belly laughs.  

But the late-night cabaret shows are geared for more mature audiences, thanks to a tinge of naughtiness. 

No matter the performance, you’ll sit front and center for a mesmerizing performance and be immersed in laughter. It’s part circus. It’s part variety show. It’s part cabaret. It’s all fun. To purchase tickets, visit