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How to Plan and Design your Circus with OnePlan for free

Map and Plan your Circus accurately in OnePlan! Collaborate with your colleagues and partners to create an event your attendees will love.


Plan a safe and successful Circus for your attendees.

OnePlan is a free, easy-to-use platform to plan a Circus. It combines the best characteristics of CAD with up-to-date mapping technology. Choose from high definition satellite and aerial maps, and select from hundreds of Circus objects.

Share your plan with anyone including colleagues, partners, security services and suppliers. Take the stress out of planning and design a Circus that your attendees will love.

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How to design a Circus


Add event details

Open OnePlan, and add the name and location of your Circus.  


Draw out your areas

In the Areas & Routes menu, select any Area type and draw it out on the map. You’ll instantly see the space and capacity of your Circus site.


Add objects

OnePlan’s ‘drag and drop’ tool lets you place items on your map easily. Select from hundreds of items for your Circus including infrastructure, vehicles, crowd management, measuring tools and more. 


Share your plan

Simply click ‘Share’ to provide view-only or edit access to anyone you want. Your colleagues, partners, suppliers and any stakeholder you invite will receive an email to access your Circus plan in OnePlan.


Real-time event reports

As you plan your Circus, go to your dashboard reports in OnePlan to view your inventory and send a Bill of Quantities to your suppliers.

Created by event professionals

Our team of experienced event organizers have thought of everything your Circus needs to be a success. Easily position any item on your event plan with pinpoint accuracy and move it as you wish.

Free access to a professional solution

In OnePlan it’s totally free to plan your Circus and you have access to professional quality tools covering everything you need. This includes the latest maps, hundreds of items to choose from, arrival and exit calculators, traffic management tools, placing workforce and so much more.

Powerful event intelligence

Access your Circus’s dashboard in OnePlan and view real-time information of everything to do with your event plan. In one click download a Bill of Quantities about your event that you can send to suppliers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Circus plans include:

  • A budget
  • Secured open location
  • Professionally trained entertainers
  • Trained animals with caretakers
  • Choose games that are age-appropriate.
  • Offer bigger prizes for those who win games, but offer smaller trinkets to everyone who attends so that no one leaves empty-handed
  • Food and drink vendors
  • Decide if rides will be featured
  • Plan for medical emergencies
  • Plan for security issues
  • Determine how you’re going to get the word out

Regulations for hosting a Circus differ between cities and states. Check with your local and state government for any necessary permits, licenses, and applications. 

Volunteers and staff depend on the size of your Circus. A great place to start is considering the following positions:

  • Setup and tear down crew
  • Animal caretakers
  • Equipment managers
  • Concession workers
  • Admissions/gate entry
  • Merchandise stands
  • Booths – games and prizes
  • First Aid Booth
  • Floaters (fill in where needed)
  • Parking Directors
  • Security
  • Publicity Support (marketing teams)
  • Ride Management 
  • Janitors (for throughout the event)
  • Information Booth/Directory

“With OnePlan you can create accurate, detailed and professional-looking event plans without the need for a degree or design engineer.”

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Simon Stewart

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