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Sailor Circus

2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 355-9805
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Ranked #7 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Performances
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Venice, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Never expected the level of talent I found here. Seemed like over a hundred performers - from 8- 18. Doing better than some professional circuses I've seen in my home town!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sailor Circus has been around for 65 years, but with the creation of The Circus Arts Conservatory, Sailor Circus Academy is now starting to produce professional quality performers and productions as good as any we've ever seen. A bargain at the price, and only a few shows a year. This is a must see in Sarasota!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Many of the performers are from the nearby Sarasota High and the show is local, which I'm more than happy to support! Tasty food and fun experience.

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Suffolk, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beyond impressive that these amazing acts of entertainment are being performed by children!! My Grandparents used to take me here when I was a child and now that I can take my own child it's even better! Thanks Sailor Circus for years of wonderful memories!

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Los Angeles
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27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Don't miss a chance to see a show here if you can catch one. The whole family loved this Sailor Circus and it was so much fun to watch other kids (teens mostly) perform under a big top. It won't disappoint.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a spectacular venue for children (and adults) of all ages. What a wonderful circus experience without using (abusing) animals. This is pure people talent!!!

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New Haven, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our 2 grandchildren ages 2 and 4 had a blast! This event was recommended to us in a restaurant but other grandparents.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Twice a year the kids from the circus school put on a show, and it's loads of fun. Not expensive, it's a great outing with kids. The older students do a fantastic job on the trapeze and high wire.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Enjoyed the circus! Took a large group, including a bunch of children... Felt like a kid again! Enjoyed the show! They really try!

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Pablo and Dolly have invested not only their resources but their hearts and passion for the circus arts into this program. They pass on the art and legacy that was passed to them. Teaching youngsters to balance, "fly", and perform in front of an audience is not for the faint of heart and these two do it masterfully. The staff... More

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