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Big Apple Circus

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Address: Broadway and 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: 212 268 2500
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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A good time at the circus...the kiddies will love it.

Went to the Big Apple Circus about few years ago and remembered enjoying it back then. Our little one is now 5 years old, so we figured that he would have a whole new appreciation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bronx, New York

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Bronx, New York
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129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Big Apple Circus about few years ago and remembered enjoying it back then. Our little one is now 5 years old, so we figured that he would have a whole new appreciation of the circus this time around. I knew that it had been running for a while this season, but I did not seriously consider going... More 

Thank Jemlnlx
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291 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set up outside Lincoln Center is a one ring circus. Not a circus with elephants and camels or lions and tigers. But a circus that focuses on humans, human talent, and a few ethically treated dogs, ponies, and a couple horses. Open for several months each year this is a NYC established place. The show changes year to year too.... More 

Thank VTJedi
East Kingston, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the New Year's Eve performance of the Big Apple circus and it was a great choice of entertainment for the evening. Our kids were constantly on the edge of their seats and amazed throughout the performance (as were the parents!). It was our first time to the circus as a family and we'll definitely be returning.

Thank dlbork
Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Tucked neatly in a series of tents next to the fabled Metropolitan Opera House is the Big Apple Circus. I bought tickets as a lark online and took a date. It was nothing short of wonderful. The Circus involves a series of Acts linked my the theme of world wide travel. The performers are enthusiastic, talented and joyful. I had... More 

Thank Jim R
Teaneck, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Took my grandson, our family has gone 3 times before over past 10 yrs. overall quality and atmosphere has gone down hill. Entrance to big top is dirty, no atmosphere. New ring master has no presence and the two clowns are not that funny compared to Grandma and the red headed spiked clown from years past. Acts were ok but... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Every family needs activities that bring the family together and births new memories that last a lifetime. My husband and I took our 2year old and we all thoroughly enjoyed tbe show. Not only was our rambunctious toddler clapping and pointing, my husband and I were "ooooing and AHHing" right along with him. It was a great time with our... More 

Thank jaquezc1
New Jersey
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234 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I took my 7 and 4 year old grandchildren recently and we had a great time. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and all the seats were excellent. While we expected the normal circus lions, tigers, and elephants, etc., we only saw horses and dogs. However, we were laughing a lot at the clowns and thoroughly enjoyed the vaudeville like acts. All... More 

Thank XSki007
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The annual Big Apple Circus is a super outing for people of all ages.The variety of acts and the amazing talent gives great enjoyment.Although it is a large tent all the seats provide a really good view The performers all give the impression they are enjoying themselves and the old reliable ringmaster John Kennedy Kane keeps it rolling in a... More 

Thank we2Ireland
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I took my 4 year old son to this circus and it was great. My sister and mother came with us also. We all enjoyed the show, a lot of it was breath taking. I would definitely go again. I also recommend it for small children the show wasn't to long or overwhelming for them.

Thank Angelicchoc
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Amazing. It was great to see a circus without animals being whipped and looking depressed. The performers were amazing! So was the ringmaster and the clowns!! What a delight. I loved the intimate setting of the arena so no matter where you sat you were sure to get a great view

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