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Address: 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
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+1 941-355-9805
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Sailor Circus in Sarasota, Florida is known worldwide as "The...

The Sailor Circus in Sarasota, Florida is known worldwide as "The Greatest 'Little' Show on Earth." Sailor Circus Academy is one of the top circus schools in the USA. More than a hundred students from Sailor Circus Academy perform for the public in full-length circus shows. You'll see circus acts on the high wire, hand balancing, flying trapeze, juggling, clowning and much more. Great family entertainment!

Circus classes and lessons are available year-round for children and adults who want to get into the act!

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Gets better every year!

We are never disappointed at the Sailor Circus. Something we really appreciate is that they are inclusive of kids of all abilities. This is a worth a yearly trip- the show is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Stephanie E
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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We are never disappointed at the Sailor Circus. Something we really appreciate is that they are inclusive of kids of all abilities. This is a worth a yearly trip- the show is always terrific.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We love that you enjoyed the performance and we hope to see you again in the future! More 

Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The performers are all students of the circus school, some of whom have had several years of training and others are new to the craft. The show is professionally organized and has all the equipment and pizazz of a regular circus. Every seat has a good view of the activities. We have taken our kids twice. This is excellent for... More 

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1 Thank Lovetorent
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We enjoy hosting supporters like you every year in our Sailor Circus Arena and hope to see you at another performance soon! More 

Central Florida, Florida
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a fabulous place to bring people/children of all ages. It was a sell out crowed. It is on only one week at Christmas time and one week at spring break. Children from 8 to 18 perform. It it amazing what they can do. The ending with the older kids was death defying. Awesome awesome awesome. The program changes... More 

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Thank tk
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! Your support means the world to us and we hope to see you at another performance soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This circus attraction is amazing attracting and is the most astonishing to see I mean I never see anything that cool.

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

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you at another performance again soon! More 

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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Family circus has trained youth since 1949. Put on great circus performance with mix of professionals and students.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at a future performance! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The circus was all young school age children and it was amazing what they were able to do with their training. It was fantastic to see kids so enthusiastic about what they were doing. You're never too old to enjoy a circus and this performance proved that you're never too young to be in a circus.

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! Your support is a driving force for us and we hope to see you at a future performance very soon! More 

Estero, Florida
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188 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We brought our top clients to a private training and show with Sailor circus and it was amazing. Unique, fun and friendly.

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Thank Ray H
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

We are glad you had such a terrific experience. Tickets for Sailor Circus Holiday 2016 and our other shows go on sale to the public November 1. Sign up for our newsletter and you can get tickets even earlier - this Monday, October 17. Go to CircusArts.org to sign up for the newsletter. Thanks for such a great review! More 

Lafayette, Colorado
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143 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A unique form of entertainment. Young people up to age 18 perform gymnastics and typical circus demonstrations: high wire, juggling, rings, etc... Professionally choreographed. If you are interested in seeing young people perform at a high level, you will enjoy this. Beautiful costumes, performed in a permanent indoor facility. A little pricey at $20/person

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Thank Janet R
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed so many aspects of our show. Regarding the ticket price, it is actually quite a good deal when you consider that you've seen over 100 performers in beautiful costumes with professional choreography, lights and music. A live, two hour performance such as this would cost much more elsewhere... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The title of the event was a bit confusing - but once you understand that the "Sailors" are kids dedicating hundreds of hours of practice to the Circus craft putting on a Great show with the help of amazing parents and coaches- relax and enjoy the show. We weren't parents or relatives of anybody in the show or even some... More 

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Thank Bob D
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and wonderful words! We are so happy you enjoyed our performance and hope you'll come again in the future. More 

Englewood, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Fantastic is putting it mildly. It is hard to believe that all of the performers are school children. What a wonderful way to spend an evening.

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful comments! More 

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