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Address: 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone Number: +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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Private training and show was amazing

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Ray H
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Estero, Florida
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Estero, Florida
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183 reviews
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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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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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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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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 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I would give Sailor Circus 10 stars if I could for their show. These kids (and coaches and volunteers) are AMAZING! I saw Toruk, the new Cirque du Soleil show, a few weeks ago and was unimpressed and highly disappointed. Toruk had no WOW factor. On the other hand, I was WOWed over and over again throughout the Sailor Circus... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! It's a pleasure to produce the Sailor Circus shows for people that appreciate it so much. More 

Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Just an amazing 2 hours of a variety of circus acts performed by talented and hardworking young people who obviously love performing. Can't imagine the amount of hours spent practicing! All of them were truly wonderful to watch, lots of costume changes. Parking is included in the price. Was a treat for our entire family from our 6 year old... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback!! We are glad you and your family enjoyed the show. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

For a very reasonable ticket price you see a terrific show with everything from juggling, to flying trapeze to high wire. It's very professionally done and the fact that the performers are aged 8 - 18 makes it even more impressive. This winter we also saw the adult Circus Sarasota but we enjoyed this every bit as much. All the... More 

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

Thank you for your support and your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed both our professional show and our student show. It's due to patrons like you that we can continue our Community Outreach programs and bring joy to the community at large. More 

Mount Vernon, Ohio
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

My wife and I attended the Sailor Circus on Saturday April 2, it was the best money we spent for over 2 hours of fabulous entertainment. This was a great show put on by young people 18 and younger, very entertaining. We were both surprised how good of a job all of these young people did. I cannot say enough... More 

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We appreciate all your positive support and look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

You can tell how dedicated the kids, parents, volunteers, staff, and administration of this program are. We wish our kids had such an opportunity. I would never imagine my 13 year old walking a high wire at the top of a jumbo tent. The smiles... The stunts... The scripted and memorized introductions... Impressive isn't the best word but it's the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. Regarding your suggestions - we would LOVE to air condition the arena! We are in the process of trying to do so but raising $5 million is not an easy task. We have been given the funds and then vetoed at the state level on more than one occasion so we are trying... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Traditional Circus arts is becoming more difficult to find and the Sailor Circus is the best living, breathing example of Circus in America. Not only is Sailor Circus the longest running American Youth Circus, but it is part of The Circus Arts Conservatory, Sarasota's only resident circus and circus academy. What you see at Sailor Circus performances is the result... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing recommendation. Our spring show runs select days, March 31 - April 9 - hope to see you there! More 

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