About Grand Chapiteau at the Santa Monica Pier
The Big Top, or Grand Chapiteau, is a large climate-controlled tent that can seat over 2,600 spectators. The tent travels with Cirque du Soleil on their tours.
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Parked at the parking lot that is right next to the tents, $6.00. Parked earlier, then walked to the Santa Monica Place to have dinner at the lovely Blue Stove inside Nordstroms. Food was delicious and by showing your Cirque ticket, can enjoy a Free dessert!Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM info • Mar 07 2014 star this tip starred
Before seeing the Cirque we arrived a little early (around 6:15p) to avoid traffic woes on a Friday night, and got to park close for free (parking lot north 1) since I have a handicap placard (needed). We did happy hour at Rusty's Surf Ranch (casual, good prices, decent food (though the chips were stale), drink specials) and walked back to the Cirque. They don't open for seating until about 15 min before showtime so the tent filled up with waiting people.Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM dining • Mar 04 2014 star this tip starred