The Circus of Talents

A picture of the Circus, most likely depicting the events of the first book.

The Circus of Talents is an event will usualy takes place in the Theater of Tales at 8:00 p.m. on the night before the Ball. Attendance is mandatory for students of both schools. The theater doors will be locked for the entire Circus competition. No teachers will be allowed inside, and no students will be allowed out. Students are encouraged to use the toilet before the program begins. The two halves of the Theater of Tales will be fully enchanted by the Deans with decorations that inspire school pride for both sides. Students are encouraged to create banners, posters and other material supporting their respective schools. Under no circumstances may the audience from either school cross the silver aisle separating the two sides of the theater. Violators will be hung by their toes from the chandelier for the duration of the Circus.Though the School Master post remains vacant, the Theater of Tales retains the previous Master's enchantments and will magically judge the Circus duels. The teams for the Circus of Talents will consist of the top ten-ranked students from the School for Good and the School for Evil. These two teams will be selected according to school rankings no more than one week before the competition. The Circus will consist of ten duels between an Ever and a Never, each performing on his or her talent. Talent duels will proceed in order of ranks. They will begin with the tenth pair- the tenth-ranked Ever against the tenth-ranked Never-followed by the ninth-ranked pair, all the up to the first-ranked pair. For each duel, the Ever will perform his or her talent, followed by the Never. The theater will select the best talent, anointing a winner and publicly punishing the loser. At the end of all ten duels, the Circus Crown will magically lower onto the head of the student with the most impressive talent overall. The school of the student who wins the Circus Crown will win the right to host the Theater of Tales in its castle the following year.

It is a tradition where Everboys ask the Evergirls to be their date for the Snow Ball after the Circus of Talents.

The Circus of Talents happens on February 13.