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Summer Circus Spectacular was indeed Spectacular for the kids

I took my 5 and 7 year old to the Historic Asolo, part of the Ringling Museum to see the Summer... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Sarasota, Florida
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we took our grand daughters to the circus after visiting the circus museum earlier in the week... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Celia S
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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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...more
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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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Reviewed August 17, 2018

I took my 5 and 7 year old to the Historic Asolo, part of the Ringling Museum to see the Summer Circus Spectacular, a production of Circus Sarasota. The hour long show, presented on the historic stage, was a delight for everyone. Performers from around...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

we took our grand daughters to the circus after visiting the circus museum earlier in the week. They had no idea what a circus was! They met the clown who was featured in a make-up (clown) video in the museum. He introduced the girls to...More

Thank Celia S
Reviewed April 5, 2018

This is one of the best things to do in Sarasota, we have been the last 3 years and wouldn't miss it.

Thank wswails152
Reviewed March 26, 2018

The circus is always fun and this talented troupe is no exception. From horses to dogs, to acrobats and quick change artists, I was mesmerized for the whole show. Don't Miss IT!

Thank Mike T
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Went with friends. Most of the acts were entertaining. The clown that walked around was really funny. Audience participation skit was hilarious. For a one ring circus it is worth the time and money. But, be aware of concession prices. It was extremely warm and...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Good seats in big top which was very comfortable with a/c running. The best acts were the trapeze artists, the tight wire couple and the strongmen balancing acts. All very good. The others were ok although they could drop the doggie soccer match. A great...More

3  Thank Neil A
Reviewed February 28, 2018

They certainly give you your money's worth of circus. This was a good time for the whole family. Nearly 2 1/2 hours of circus, including a 15 minute intermission. The acts are entertaining and exciting, it is top notch we were pleasantly surprised and would...More

Thank Carol-Lynn P
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Everyone has to see this Extraordinary Circus Two part Show! It feels like Vegas at times. Top notch talented performers with out of country acts. Comedian is funny. Horses are beautiful! Good for all ages. Some afternoon and evening shows. Don't Miss it!

Thank prairielily56
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I was visiting Sarasota and was not really expecting much from this show. It was exceeded my expectations by miles. Every performance was great. Just a great experience to be able to watch a circus show under a traditional circus tent. Prices were very reasonable....More

1  Thank shakil H
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Suggested to our out of town visitors that we go to Circus Sarasota as it has been a number of years that any of us had been to a circus ....and we all were glad we went. We weren’t sure how the circus would be...More

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July 22, 2018|
Response from DickandRobin | Reviewed this property |
Honestly don’t know for sure. Suggest you contact directly. Great show capturing essence of circus attraction.
Diane S
March 17, 2018|
Response from SylviaTourstein | Reviewed this property |
Anything without an obstructed view. The ring is round and pretty small so if you don't want anyone's head in your way get ringside 1, 2 or 3. But if you're on a budget mezzanine 1-6 is just like going to theatre, you can... More