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Circus Sarasota

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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
+1 941-355-9335
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Extreme talent!

This is human physical talent at its best! These artists are impressive in their strength... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Sylvia T
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Very entertaining! A must see!

A wonderful evening at the circus. We weren’t sure what to expect as we haven’t gone to the circus... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Dawnbeths
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Alden, New York
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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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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 February 18, 2018 via mobile

This is human physical talent at its best! These artists are impressive in their strength & physical awareness. The days of elephants & lions in the circus are unfortunately over but there are still a few animal tricks in this years show with horses &...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

A wonderful evening at the circus. We weren’t sure what to expect as we haven’t gone to the circus in years. The acts were outstanding and very entertaining! We had great seats in the first row of the mezzanine #2. Everyone was very friendly and...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Good but last year better. Maybe because of the accident last year? Fewer great performers; some very good.

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Very entertaining. Sure, it can be a little hokey, but it's a circus. Features some thrilling, jaw dropping acts. Availability of this kind of attraction is a Sarasota treasure and deserves support. There aren't many places you can see a traditional circus let alone under...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

First time attending and only can say AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! Courteous...friendly. ..professional staff....A class act from top to bottom!! This wont be our last time attending for sure...Thank you to all the performers!!

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

It wasn't until one had waited in line to park and, finally gotten to the entrance that one finds out that there is a $5 parking charge. No signs or notices anywhere that there is a parking fee. VERY negative first impression. This is after...More

Thank Ron M
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

This was a true circus in every sense of the word. Professional from start to finish. The only thing I was disappointed with was the meet & greet afterward. My wife cannot walk well, so we waited until the majority of the people left the...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We have attended this circus for each year of the past nine years and this was without doubt a grave disappointment and far inferior to all previous years. The aerialists were more often falling into the nets than staying upright, the clown was poor, the...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Early in its 6 week run, we saw a matinee performance of the 2018 "Ovation" production under the big top. We chose some of the lesser priced seats in the mezzanine sections but thought we saw all the action pretty well. We did bring binoculars...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

I went to a Wednesday afternoon matinee with my husband and another couple, and we all agreed it was about a B minus. Some of the acts (the Ukranian gymnasts, the guy who balances, the tightrope walkers and the magicians) were excellent, while others (the...More

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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
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