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Sailor Circus

2075 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239-2302
+1 941-355-9805
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Italiana

A group of us went to the show last night before the circus goes to DC. I was fortunate to have a... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
ZeebruggeExplorer
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Sarasota, Florida
Wonderful outing

We have lived in Sarasota for several years and I am embarrassed to say this was our first trip to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Sandra E
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“high wire” (20 reviews)
“all ages” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2075 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239-2302
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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

Thank Captain648
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

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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

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 reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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

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...More

1  Thank Lovetorent
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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!

Reviewed 29 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....More

Thank tk
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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!

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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 reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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

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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
27 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
27 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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