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Circus Sarasota

140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park behind the Mall at UTC, Sarasota, FL 34243-4118
+1 941-355-9335
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My parents live in Sarasota and we go almost every time. I love the clowns, and it is in a... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
brandanfun
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lexington
Absolutely fabulous!

This was a great opportunity to see Nik Wallenda in action! The circus is small enough that they... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
cathyhM5942KF
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Orlando
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“high wire” (14 reviews)
“nik wallenda” (7 reviews)
“big top” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
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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+1 941-355-9335
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

My parents live in Sarasota and we go almost every time. I love the clowns, and it is in a beautiful small theater. It is really a grand performance! There are about 5 acts - it depends. But I've never been disappointed. I Love Dolly!...More

Thank brandanfun
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a great opportunity to see Nik Wallenda in action! The circus is small enough that they are right there practically right over your head! Amazing and entertaining! Great for all ages and all sizes of groups.

Thank cathyhM5942KF
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My primary reason for this adventure was to see and meet my hero Nik Wallenda. Mission accomplished! In the meantime, we experienced a highly professional and well done event. It has been many years since I've been to the circus. This was well worth the...More

Thank Janis S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

What a lot of fun and laughter the circus provided for everyone in attendance. The show lasted a little over 2 hours and we enjoyed the performances of horses, the dogs, the funny and humorous clowns, a 14 year old girl who was a balancing...More

Thank Ann622
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The prices are reasonable, the acts are fantastic and tent seating is excellent - great afternoon. Definitely worth going with or without kids.

Thank Michael S
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your Circus Sarasota experience!

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Circus Sarasota is well worth a visit. We really enjoyed a wonderful circus performance complete with the fabulous Nick Walenda high wire act. The variety of the acts and skilled performers were outstanding

Thank Tom W
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review - we're so happy that you enjoyed our show and we hope that you'll come back again in the future!

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Circus Sarasota has a very small big top, but it is steeped in history of the city. One of the founders is the daughter of a circus great and she still performs her flying acrobatics. Of course, the biggest draw is the Wallendas, who have...More

Thank lizardtiff
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you didn't enjoy the Fumagalli clowns but we're happy that you enjoyed the rest of the show and we hope that you'll come back and see us again next year.

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

On a record breaking hot day we had a great time at the circus. We had 6 in our party ranging from 9-65 years. Each one of us said we loved. We sat in the front row and loved the interaction with all the performers....More

Thank Magumom
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your wonderful, positive review! We are glad you had such a great time! People like you are why we put the show on every year.

Reviewed 1 March 2017

We came to the Circus Sarasota only a week after the high wire accident. The show was first class and we very much enjoyed it. To our surprise, they still had a high wire act and it was superb. The performers even talked about the...More

Thank Helen H
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review - we're glad you enjoyed the show. You're correct about not having indoor plumbing - I think if the tent was up year-round maybe that could be accommodated but since we are only at that location for a few months...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

It was an awesome experience! Very entertaining. The teenagers loved it! Easy to find just off I-75 exit 213. Great for all ages.

Thank karenelincoln
CircusArtsOrg, Public Relations Manager at Circus Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

We're so glad that you all enjoyed your Big Top experience! We hope to see you at another performance soon!

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lendak2017
4 March 2017|
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Response from CircusArtsOrg | Property representative |
Hi - doors normally open one hour before show time to enter the outer tent and you can enter the seating area 30 minutes before show time. The Big Top is located in Nathan Benderson Park behind the Mall at UTC. The physical... More
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chilichacha1
25 February 2017|
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Response from CircusArtsOrg | Property representative |
Hi - you can buy tickets online from our website or call 941.355.9805. If you'd like to buy them in person you can visit one of our box offices - we have one at the Big Top in Nathan Benderson Park, behind the Mall at UTC... More
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June M
22 February 2017|
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Response from CircusArtsOrg | Property representative |
Hi - Rain can make the grounds around the tent a bit muddy but inside the tent it remains dry. Thank you for asking!
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