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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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Wonderful outing

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 by the talented students and their professional skill. Even the 5 year old sat mesmerized... More 

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

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 the students and it's incredibly apparent in our performances! More 

Valencia
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78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 night was awesome. We will be back.

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

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!! More 

Hilliard, Ohio
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115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 simply outstanding, especially considering that they train for only 9 weeks after school hours and... More 

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Thank RonH43026
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

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 beginning of the school year. Regarding our facilities we know the arena needs updating -... More 

Marco Island, Florida
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140 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 hard working Middle and High School students who are studying the circus arts and working... More 

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Thank Captain648
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

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 traditions that were started here almost 70 years ago and we're proud of our annual... More 

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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 experience even more enjoyable. There's a great vibe in the audience -- highly recommend if... More 

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

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 their equipment and getting ready to perform. More 

Philadelphia
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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Thank Stephanie E
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Sailor Circus, responded to this review

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

Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 good view of the activities. We have taken our kids twice. This is excellent for... More 

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

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! More 

Central Florida, Florida
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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. The ending with the older kids was death defying. Awesome awesome awesome. The program changes... More 

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

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! More 

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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 review

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

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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Family circus has trained youth since 1949. Put on great circus performance with mix of professionals and students.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at a future performance! More 

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