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Big Apple Circus

Address: Broadway and 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212 268 2500
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Ranked #238 of 1,014 Activities in New York City
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went there on New Year's Eve, and the show was great, very touchy, and then we have a countdown and a party with champagne and costumes in the middle of the Circus Ring, with the performers. Awesome!

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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am neither a circus, nor a parade person. Being a mother of 5 young children, however, I make sacrifices. I avoided the circus until now, but saw the event and the VIP option and figured, "may as well do it once, and do it right. then I am off the hook forever." Let me tell you something....we would do... More 

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Love the Big Apple Circus, haven't been in a few years, consistently excellent. Loved it. The gymnasts were fantastic and the animals were terrific. All acts were fun:) definitely recommend.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I decided last minute to change things up for Xmas and surprised the kids and took them to the 4:30 show on Xmas My kids are 9,6,3. We had amazing seats. Third row from the ring. Altho the place is small so you can see everything where you sit. Show is about 2 hours long. Towards the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's pretty amazing how they setup this big top circus tent on the Lincoln Center property. The tent sits west of the Koch Theater and south of the Metro Opera building. It basically occupies the Damrosch Park. It's also temperature controlled. Bathrooms are a combination of portapotties and trailers converted to a bathroom. The show itself is fast paced. During... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had the cheapest seats but they were fine and we could see everything, took our Grandson who fell asleep!

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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nice to big but not to small! I guess its ok! Depending what the tickets cost you. This show is enjoyable the kinds seem to like it!

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New York, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Really enjoyed this new edition of the circus. Starts off a bit slow, with an only slightly funny clown/comedian, but then goes into full force with fantastic aerial and animal acts, with performers that have remarkable -- if rather unusual -- skills. My grandkids and I even gasped a few times at the amazing feats. A great family outing, and... More 

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Warwick, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great show, very nice people. I highly recommend this for a non-traditional business event. We bought a hundred seats and were able to use the ring and a mic for a brief post-show discussion once the house cleared.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a terrific time at the BAC. Everyone, no matter their age, had fun. Definitely had an old-time vibe to it, but it suited us all.

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