The big blue and yellow circus tent that is occupying a sizable chunk of real estate adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier will be sticking around for a little while longer.

Cirque du Soleil said Monday that its traveling show “Kooza” is extending its run in Santa Monica through Dec. 20. The two-and-a-half hour show featuring clowns, acrobats and an impressive contraption called the Wheel of Death originally was scheduled to run through the end of November.

Cirque declined to disclose box-office figures and would say only that there has been “overwhelming demand” for the show.

The new block of tickets for the 29 additional performances is currently on sale. The seating capacity in the Cirque tent is 2,500, according to the show’s promoters.

If you end up missing the Santa Monica engagement, all is not lost. In January, “Kooza” will travel to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, where it will run Jan. 8-31.

Performance schedule

• Tuesdays through Thursdays at 8 p.m.

• Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

• Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

No performances on Mondays

Non-peak ticket prices

(Weekdays; Tuesday through Friday 4 p.m.)

• Adults: $60 to $125

• Children (ages 2-12): $42 to $87.50

• Students and Seniors: $54 to $112.50

Peak ticket prices

• (Weekends; Friday 8 p.m. through Sunday)

• Adults: $65 to $135

• Children (ages 2-12): $45.50 to $94.50

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