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Address: 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park behind the Mall at UTC, Sarasota, FL 34243-4118
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sarasota, Florida is known as the “Circus Capital of the World,” and Circus...

Sarasota, Florida is known as the “Circus Capital of the World,” and Circus Sarasota is our resident hometown circus. Annual professional performances are showcased in a one-ring, five-star, European-style Big Top tent. Circus Sarasota is acclaimed around the globe for world-class artistry and entertainment. Ticket prices vary according to seat selection. We invite you to visit our website and sign up for emails to stay current on performance dates and Circus Sarasota events.

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My parents live in Sarasota and we go almost every time. I love the clowns, and it is in a beautiful small theater. It is really a grand performance! There are about 5 acts... read more

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lexington
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents live in Sarasota and we go almost every time. I love the clowns, and it is in a beautiful small theater. It is really a grand performance! There are about 5 acts - it depends. But I've never been disappointed. I Love Dolly! She is incredible and a Star performer! My daughter loves the Ring Master - she... More 

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Orlando
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a great opportunity to see Nik Wallenda in action! The circus is small enough that they are right there practically right over your head! Amazing and entertaining! Great for all ages and all sizes of groups.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My primary reason for this adventure was to see and meet my hero Nik Wallenda. Mission accomplished! In the meantime, we experienced a highly professional and well done event. It has been many years since I've been to the circus. This was well worth the wait. Loved it all! And I especially enjoyed Nik Wallenda!

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Tolland, Connecticut
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195 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a lot of fun and laughter the circus provided for everyone in attendance. The show lasted a little over 2 hours and we enjoyed the performances of horses, the dogs, the funny and humorous clowns, a 14 year old girl who was a balancing marvel, juggling and the Walenda's on the high wire, among other acts. All the seats... More 

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Paris, France
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374 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The prices are reasonable, the acts are fantastic and tent seating is excellent - great afternoon. Definitely worth going with or without kids.

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CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your Circus Sarasota experience! More 

Canfield, Ohio
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Circus Sarasota is well worth a visit. We really enjoyed a wonderful circus performance complete with the fabulous Nick Walenda high wire act. The variety of the acts and skilled performers were outstanding

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CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we're so happy that you enjoyed our show and we hope that you'll come back again in the future! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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331 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Circus Sarasota has a very small big top, but it is steeped in history of the city. One of the founders is the daughter of a circus great and she still performs her flying acrobatics. Of course, the biggest draw is the Wallendas, who have been a famous circus family for generations. I'm sure they could get a Vegas show... More 

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CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you didn't enjoy the Fumagalli clowns but we're happy that you enjoyed the rest of the show and we hope that you'll come back and see us again next year. More 

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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

On a record breaking hot day we had a great time at the circus. We had 6 in our party ranging from 9-65 years. Each one of us said we loved. We sat in the front row and loved the interaction with all the performers. Even though it was hot it wasn't that bad. We stayed hydrated with water and... More 

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CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful, positive review! We are glad you had such a great time! People like you are why we put the show on every year. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We came to the Circus Sarasota only a week after the high wire accident. The show was first class and we very much enjoyed it. To our surprise, they still had a high wire act and it was superb. The performers even talked about the accident and updated the crowd on the condition of those injured. The Circus Sarasota was... More 

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CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we're glad you enjoyed the show. You're correct about not having indoor plumbing - I think if the tent was up year-round maybe that could be accommodated but since we are only at that location for a few months it's not possible. Thank you again! More 

Alma, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

It was an awesome experience! Very entertaining. The teenagers loved it! Easy to find just off I-75 exit 213. Great for all ages.

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CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this review

We're so glad that you all enjoyed your Big Top experience! We hope to see you at another performance soon! More 

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