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Sailor Circus

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Great family show

Amazing show with kids that are trained to do the circus show-stoppers that have made Barnum Bailey... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Janet. Mrs T
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Orillia
Best show

While watching the acts, one has to recall that the performers are just kids ages 8-18. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Larry S
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Colchester, United States
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30 Aug 2018
“Great family show”
3 Jan 2018
“Best show”
About
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...more
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2075 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239-2302
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 April 2013

As with some other reviewers, my expectations were pretty low for this event. I was blown away. My 14- and 11-year old sons were grumbling when I told them we were going and they were mesmerized the entire time. We had a group of 7,...More

4  Thank greenfr0g
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Its a shame they call this a circus. It's a bunch of kids running around and you have to pay to see their very amateur performance. Also, there is no air condition in the building so it was very hot inside.

4  Thank ols76
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Amazing show with kids that are trained to do the circus show-stoppers that have made Barnum Bailey (and the BIG circuses famous). These kids go to school and then they train after school. They have to be very dedicated to accomplish the quality of show...More

Thank Janet. Mrs T
Reviewed 4 January 2018

While watching the acts, one has to recall that the performers are just kids ages 8-18. Very professionally done and you can tell that the kids are vested in what they are doing and practice diligently! Excellent show that I would recommend to anyone.

2  Thank Larry S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We brought the grandkids here after Christmas. The performers were amazing. We would never have known they were students unless they told us. The kids loved it. The concession food was good. The facility was well run. Parking was good, but took a long time...More

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Just got back from seeing the Sailor Circus with family, including my 8 year-old great niece. Everyone loved it--3 generations! I cannot recommend this too highly. The kids are fantastic--real professionals. Very inspiring. We will be back!

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

A group of us went to the show last night before the circus goes to DC. I was fortunate to have a meal at Michaels on East before the show. I was able to see Dolly Jacobs. The show was fantastic. All of the people...More

Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your support as we head out on our once-in-a-lifetime journey. We are all very excited and appreciate the way the community has embraced us in this way!

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Sarasota for several years and I am embarrassed to say this was our first trip to the Sailor's Circus. We had our family and grandchildren visiting and it was recommended to us by friends. Everyone loved it and were so impressed...More

Thank Sandra E
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for sharing your Sailor Circus Experience with us!! We are so glad you enjoyed the show and hope you will tell your friends about us so they can attend a show in the future as well. We are passionate about circus as are...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were thoroughly entertained by these young people. They put their hearts into their performance, and they showed their passion. The only negative was the heat inside the arena but for us that was only a minor distraction. We took several grandchildren who said the...More

Thank Jeffrey B
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful words. You are correct - the students are passionate and it shows in how hard they work at their craft. We are so glad you enjoyed the show and that you'll be back!!

Reviewed 15 April 2017

To be honest, this was my fist visit to a circus. While in Sarasota visiting family we had an opportunity to go to the Kids Sailor Circus. We were there for the opening night. The performances by the 8 to 18 year old kids was...More

Thank RonH43026
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your experience at Sailor Circus. We agree that the kids are amazing. They actually train about 20 hours a week but can go higher depending on the acts they are participating in and they start training with the...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

First I have to say I went to read the posts by people who rated this even as Terrible or Poor. Obviously, they have no idea what is going on here. This is not promoted as a Professional Circus. This is a bunch of very...More

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CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your input regarding our performers and shows. Our kids work incredibly hard to produce the best circus show they can. As the country's longest running youth circus, the Sailor Circus staff, coaches and volunteers also work very hard to continue the circus...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Go here instead of the "regular " circus and you can save some money and have an amazing experience. The kids are really talented and produce very impressive and professional acts. They use nets so you don't have to hold your breath which makes the...More

1  Thank judithantoinette
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank your for your support of the Sailor Circus. We are really glad you enjoy our shows and recommend us!! We are very conscientious regarding safety in our training and the student performers learn to be safe not only while performing but also while setting...More

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paul h
18 September 2015|
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Response from CircusArtsOrg | Property representative |
The Sailor Circus has performances in December, March and April. If you are interested in a circus performance in October, we host the Sahib Shrine Circus on October 23 and 24. Please visit our web site or call our box... More
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Sully s
28 June 2015|
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Response from CircusArtsOrg | Property representative |
Tickets for Sailor Circus performances as of 2015 are $15 for children ages 12 and under and $20 for adults, with free toddler tickets for children two years and under. If you are inquiring about Circus Sarasota, ticket... More
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Sully s
28 June 2015|
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Response from CircusArtsOrg | Property representative |
Sailor Circus is known as the oldest youth circus in America, and tickets for Sailor Circus performances as of 2015 are $15 for children ages 12 and under and $20 for adults, with free toddler tickets for children two years... More
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