Venue Details

95 Star Starred
Big Apple Circus-Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues 175 W 62nd St New York City, NY 10023
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info Nov 03 2011 star this tip starred
The venue is very warm, so spring for coat check - it's only $1!
info Nov 21 2011 star this tip starred
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Parking is crazy, take the train. $7.60 for each half hour. (it adds up)
info Dec 12 2011 star this tip starred
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Take your own food, or eat afterwards.. not much of a selection
info Dec 12 2011 star this tip starred
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Jeans and sneakers ...
info Dec 12 2011 star this tip starred
Go on Sunday, where parking is free on street.
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Reviews & Ratings

42 ratings
4.1 average rating
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30 events
19 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

I have been going for 25 years. Not as good as its been Grandma was great and will be missed, and the new clown/magician act and we enjoyed the trapeze and acrobat acts but that was about it.

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13 events
7 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

great show. the trapeze artists were amazing. the bulk of the show was great even for adults.

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18 events
7 reviews
16 stars
attended Jan 04 2012

I was disappointed. Grandma did not have a big role in the show(her final tour). The acrobats were not the best, most did not complete their routines without errors. This... continued

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For its 34th Season the Big Apple Circus dares you to Dream Big

It’s an all-new show, where the world’s greatest circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts — a juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork! A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act! Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party! Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace! Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion! The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers! A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last! And Grandma! Yes, Grandma, apogee of comical aspiration and mirthful joy! Your dreams will inspire a Big Apple Circus of living thrills and marvelous delight — a celebration of the imagination — an astonishing circus world of wonder! 

Renaud Doucet, who has performed as an actor, solo dancer, ballet master and choreographer in international dance companies, joins this season’s creative team as director and choreographer. 

The Big Apple Circus annually presents an all-new show featuring renowned circus artists from around the world. This year’s performers come from America, Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mongolia and Russia.

The show is 2 hours in length, including a 15-minute intermission.

About the Ticket Supplier: Big Apple Circus

As a leading presenter of family entertainment and a not-for-profit performing arts institution, our nationwide performances and community programs have made our 34-year history far-reaching and full.

It all began in Kent, England, in 1974, when American entertainers and Big Apple Circus co-founders Paul Binder and Michael Christensen became juggling partners and took to the street corners of Europe. Their comedic juggling act was a hit, and they soon found themselves on the stage of the presitigous Nouveau Cirque de Paris. They returned home to America in 1976 with a vision: to entertain and improve the lives of millions. One year later, they found a site for the first tent-raising in Battery Park, New York, and went on to create the award-winning, not-for-profit Big Apple Circus.