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Sailor Circus

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Address: 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone Number: +1 941-355-9805
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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Well worth the trip!

The Sailor circus was well worth it! The kids were amazing and very well trained. You can see everything from any seat in the arena. I'll definitely attend the next one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Englewood, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the sailor Circus for the first time on Dec. 28th. The degree of expertise for young adult performers, from 10-20 years old, was amazing. The only drawback was the commentary by teenagers; it was okay but not polished. And the in-between acts entertainment by the kids was boring. But the presenters for the physical tricks showed great... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sailor circus was well worth it! The kids were amazing and very well trained. You can see everything from any seat in the arena. I'll definitely attend the next one.

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon. May all your days be circus days! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Sailor Circus is a must see show in Sarasota! Kids from ages 9-18 perform amazing circus feats of strength, skill and balance on the flying trapeze, high wire, unicycle, Spanish web, Silks, Rings, Swinging Trapeze, Cradle, Perch and so much more. I am so impressed by their fearless stunts and smiling faces!

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arverne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I like all the circus activity they have here in Sarasota. I've been to circus's here before and this one was really good. It kept my attention and they had new acts.I would definatly recommend this to anyone. Not just for kids

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Morton Grove, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very entertaining show put on by kids ages 8-18. Some amazing acrobatics of all kinds; on roller skates, on bikes, in the air, on ropes, on silks, etc... Plenty of clowns and all the usual circus attractions you'd expect, but performed by kids. The tumblers (using a see-saw) and the trapeze finale were my favorite. Simply amazing what these young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The show was amazing as always. The 3rd show we've attended over the years and it always amazes us! The hard work and dedication of the performers (children 4th grade- 18 years of age), trainers, and many volunteers shows! It is professional, and affordable, for ALL ages!! We're so proud to have this as a part of Sarasota culture, our... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Hands down one of the best acts I've seen in a long time, and it was done by children and young adults! I took my 7 year old and now he wants to move to Florida and join the circus. Practice has really paid off for them and it was a pleasure to see the trust and friendship between these... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This entirely STUDENT performed circus features the very best of what the Big Top should be - non-stop entertainment. The talent of the kids is astounding. Ranging from 8-18 years old, there are tiers of ability and you can see some of the training going on. I was also pleased to see that there was some inclusiveness of challenged children... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had tickets for this show that someone had given us and my husband and I went to see it. We knew young people would be performing, so we didn't know what to expect. We were amazed!! The ages are from 4th grade to 12th grade. Everyone was so talented and they even juggled with torches of fire! The costumes... More 

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Virginia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had the opportunity to see the children's circus perform the week after Christmas while visiting. Great acts and talented kids, The whole family enjoyed the show. It gets warm under the tent, so dress accordingly.

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