Under the Big Top

Circus Arts Conservatory, Nik Wallenda Announce New Collaboration

The renowned circus artist and circus arts organization will co-produce holiday shows in the UTC area in the coming years.

09/21/2023 By Staff


Photo: Renowned Clown Emmett Kelly as 'Weary Willie,' Circa 1955

Who remembers this iconic photo?

06/23/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Under the Big Top

Celebrate World Circus Day on Saturday

From free admission to The Ringling's Circus Museum to a circus-themed trolley tour, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Sarasota's circus history.

04/11/2023 By Staff

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Circus Ring of Fame Will Induct New Honorees This Saturday

They include Peggy Williams, the first female graduate of Clown College, and "circus chaplain" Father Jerry Hogan.

02/02/2023 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Far From Home, High Above Earth

Circus Sarasota Welcomes Ukrainian Aerialists to Its 25th Anniversary Season

The female duo from the war-torn country will add both beauty and drama to this year's performances, Feb. 10 through March 5.

02/02/2023 By Kay Kipling


Heat Up Your Summer with The Summer Circus Spectacular

The show premieres June 10 at the Historic Asolo Theater and will run through Aug. 13.

06/08/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Under the Big Top

This Year's Cirque des Voix Memorably Blends Circus and Music

This year's production takes place this weekend.

03/18/2022 By Kay Kipling


Circus Sarasota Offers the Usual Popular Mix of Daring, Dogs and More

The thrills and fun of live circus performances return to Nathan Benderson Park.

02/21/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Circus Sarasota returns, the opera season opens with 'Tosca,' work by Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith on view at Selby Gardens, and more.

02/10/2022 By Kay Kipling


Photos: Circus Arts Conservatory Gala Soars Once More

Under the Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park, patrons enjoyed circus performances, elegant dining and dancing.

01/31/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Pinecraft Christmas parade, Sailor Circus returns, Selby Gardens' "Lights in Bloom" continues and more.

12/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

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Circus Arts Conservatory Opens Season on December 26

Tickets are on sale now for Sailor Circus Academy's "Let It Snow," and the lineup for all 2022 CAC shows awaits!



Circus Arts Conservatory Receives Arts Appreciation Grant

The $30,000 grant will support CAC's 2021-2022 events and performance season.

09/23/2021 By Staff

Playing It Safe

Arts Groups Come Together with #SafeArtsSarasota Safety Measures

Nine leading organizations band together on an approach to safe performing and entertainment during the pandemic.

03/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: March 4-10

Circus stars perform for a benefit, the Sarasota Ballet goes outdoors, film fests, a home tour, concerts and more.

03/04/2021 By Kay Kipling

Soaring High

Circus Arts Conservatory Will Prevail with a Special Benefit Show

Many Cirque du Soleil stars will shine in the March performances.

02/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

No Big Top This Year

Circus Sarasota, Cirque des Voix and Annual Gala Canceled Due to Pandemic

Circus performances had been slated to take place Feb. 12 through March 7.

01/13/2021 By Kay Kipling


Circus Arts Conservatory Receives Multiple Grants

The funding addresses health and safety in response to Covid-19.

12/29/2020 By Staff

One World Circus

Circus Arts Conservatory Presents a Live Virtual Show

International performers are taking part in the first-time virtual offering, May 31.

05/27/2020 By Kay Kipling


Leave Your Troubles Behind With Circus Sarasota 2020

From dogs to clowns to trapeze artistry, the show takes you to another, welcome place.

02/09/2020 By Kay Kipling