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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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a classic

new is great, true is better - seems like it would be outdated but trust me, its not. we are lucky to have it here in Sarasota.

Reviewed 28 September 2013
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sarasota
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366 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

new is great, true is better - seems like it would be outdated but trust me, its not. we are lucky to have it here in Sarasota.

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1 Thank m v
Potsdam, Ohio, United States
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

I always wanted to be in the sailor circus. I love the action and the suspense of the wire, trapeze, and other acts. Also the clowns and also the animals-and junk food. Makes me feel like a kid again. Kids love it but don't miss it just because you're grown up!

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1 Thank Mark A
Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The Sailor Circus is awesome! You will be amazed at the performances that school kids are able to put on. Very professional. I was in it as a child, my children, nieces, nephews and many friends have been too. It's a great experience to volunteer there as well, there is overwhelming alumni support. The kids work very hard and it... More 

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Thank Lisa T
Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I enjoyed everything about the convention. A lot of activities took place in the hotel and there were plenty of activities to visit The Ringling Museum and other nearby attractions.

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Thank Edie481
Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

My first visit to the Sailor Circus and it won't be my last!! It was awesome seeing all the "amateur's" out there performing like professionals. It's a great venue for our school children. Loved it!!

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Thank FlSunshine301
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Loved the action the costumes and the knowledge these were all super talented high school kids. It was like old times under the big top gives kids an idea of what the circus once was. Loved every minute.

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Thank LizVeniceFl
Osprey, Florida
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156 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Very athletic performers. We enjoyed the entire show! Especially Nick Wallenda and his family. He's always awesome. The show seemed to be more for adults than children, but there were a few clowns in the show. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Patsytav
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Sarasota is a city famous for their circuses. This is the best of the best. These are high school kids and they are wonderful. I have seen this twice and would go again next year.

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Thank Happyconsumer2011
North Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The show is very professional performed by students 6-18 years old. However, it would be more comfortable once they install air conditioning. The fans are not sufficient to move the air on a hot humid evening.

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1 Thank sunfun4850
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Acts that are really terrific and you will be on the edge of your seat ! The silk acts and the 2young men that do the incredible Greco strong men act are really impressive. It is also a great program to support as 4-12 graders train all year after school.

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