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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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A great way to spend a couple of hours!

This is a small one ring circus. The acts are varied and interesting. The clowns are funny. The Wallenda high wire act is exciting! The seating is good as you are close to the... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a small one ring circus. The acts are varied and interesting. The clowns are funny. The Wallenda high wire act is exciting! The seating is good as you are close to the action wherever you sit. You can pay as little as $15 for admission. Some seats have a partial view because of the structure holding up the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your experience under the Big Top! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Circus! Takes me back to great memories. All the acts were amazing and beautifully created. Unbelievable how the strength and balance put together with grace was accomplished. So much smiling in everyone's faces. Get there this week! One more Week for Synergy. See the Great Wallenda family perform! Super show all around!

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and encouragement! It's because of supporters like you that we can continue to do what we do! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Don't miss this opportunity to see Circus Sarasota. The acts are all great from the moment the horses and their acrobatic riders arrive to the high-flying Wallenda's. This place should be full every performance, and no one will be disappointed.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled that you enjoyed Circus Sarasota this year! More 

Newark, Delaware
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was our second year of attending Circus Sarasota. Great show in an intimate one ring circus. Totally enjoyed it for a second year. 90% of acts were different. Very reasonably priced.

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

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

From the exquisitely graceful and spellbinding balletic moves while standing on a hand (or two) of the 13 year old girl to the breath holding Wallenda high wire balancing, I was transported to a place of wonder and awe. The horses and their skilled acrobatic riders, the strength and beauty of the two men balancing their perfect bodies in gravity-defying... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement! More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This old fashion but very cool three ring circus reminds me of the old days. It is only there a short period of time and I recommend you buy tickets in advance online. Don't be late or you will be scolded and you cannot leave at the end until the performers do their rounds and go out front to wait... More 

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

Thank your for letting others know about our wonderful show. Just so you know, ours is a European style one-ring circus - which is part of what makes it so special. We are glad you enjoyed it and look forward to having you back in the future! More 

Sarasota
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you have never been to the circus this show is a must! It has all the elements of the circus without the big animals ( it does have horses) It is excellent for young families who would like to show their children what their parents went to as children. There is an outside almost carnival like area to buy... More 

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

We are so glad you had a wonderful experience at our show!! Thank you for attending and we hope you'll come back again next year! More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Really enjoyed the Circus Sarasota! A good show for a moderate amount. The Wallendas are amazing and the other shows are great also. Tickets are still available for this season. Also good to support as the Wallendas are still recovering from the terrible multiple fall in early February.

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Thank you for helping to spread the word about our special circus. we're glad you enjoyed it! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome circus! All the acts were very entertaining. It's amazing they can actually perform under a tent. Parking was great and exiting no problem. Popcorn was tasty and drinks refreshing. Get your snacks before you go in though, once you are seated it's hard to get out. I can't say what part of the circus was the best because they... More 

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

So glad that you enjoyed the show and our treats! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you next year! More 

Marco Island, Florida
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It is the Circus Sarasota Winter Performance, "Synergy" under the Big Top. Yep it's a big tent. It is the original small one ring circus. We attend every year and every year sit in the front room. If you purchase your tickets online, you can choose your seats on the seating chart. The show runs 2 1/2 hours + or... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful words! People like you are the reason that we put the show on. We hope to see you again next year! More 

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