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Tickets On Sale for Circus Arts Conservatory’s 2023-2024 Season in Sarasota

| Suncoast Post Staff |

The Circus Arts Conservatory, the nation’s only nonprofit organization that combines professional circus performances, youth circus training and outreach programming, is thrilled to launch another great year of Circus Sarasota and Sailor Circus Academy performances – as well as an exciting new holiday collaboration with the “King of the High Wire,” Nik Walenda – in its 26th year.

Tickets for the upcoming season are now on sale; the shows in the 2023-2024 performance season include:

  • “Brave New Wonderland”: the CAC’s new collaboration with Nik Wallenda, runs November 18-December 31, 2023; Holiday-themed Big Top at the East District at UTC; tickets $30-$75
    This magical, immersive holiday spectacular – which Wallenda will direct and headline – will bring all the joy and wonder of the holiday season and incredible artistry of world-class circus artists to the Sarasota-Bradenton area
  • Sailor Circus Academy “Candyland”: runs December 27-31, 2023; Sailor Circus Arena; tickets $20-$40
    The nation’s longest-running youth circus program presents an amazing spectacle as students ages 8-18 flip, fly and soar to new heights in a new holiday production
  • Windjammers featuring Sailor Circus Academy: January 14, 2024; Sailor Circus Arena; free (but donations are gratefully accepted)
    The Windjammers is a group comprising retired circus musicians; enjoy expertly-played classic circus music accompanied by performances by Sailor Circus Academy students
  • Circus Arts Gala: February 2, 2024; Ulla Searing Big Top on Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island; tickets $350
    A one-of-a-kind evening featuring world-class artistry paired with fine dining, benefiting the CAC’s outreach programs that educate, entertain, and enrich lives
  • Circus Sarasota: February 16-March 10, 2024; Ulla Searing Big Top on Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island; tickets $20-$80
    Featuring an international cast of the world’s most renowned circus artists in thrilling performances
  • Cirque des Voix®: Circus of the Voices (in partnership with The Key Chorale): March 22-23, 2024; Sailor Circus Arena; (tickets on sale December 12, 2023)
    The CAC teams up with The Key Chorale to present a unique show that combines live singing and music by the 40+ piece Cirque Orchestra with the exhilarating artistry of professional circus artists and Sailor Circus Academy students
  • WONDERBALL: April 2024 (date TBD); Sailor Circus Arena; (tickets on sale this fall)
    The hot electronic dance music (EDM) concert returns for a second year, with proceeds benefiting the CAC’s youth education programs
  • Sailor Circus Red Troupe “Spring Show”: runs May 4-5, 2024; Sailor Circus Arena; tickets $20-$40
    Patrons of all ages will be wowed by acts showcasing stunning aerial artistry, heart-stopping acrobatics, contortion, light-hearted comedy, and more

“Each year we strive to create a season that will not only surpass the previous year but will exceed all expectations of our patrons of all ages and from near and far,” said Jennifer Mitchell, Circus Arts Conservatory executive VP/COO. “From our youth training program to our professional productions, we are looking forward to providing world-class entertainment and continuing to work to preserve the rich history and legacy of the circus arts.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Circus Arts or call the Box Office at 941-355-9805.

About The Circus Arts Conservatory

The Circus Arts Conservatory, located in Sarasota, Fla., is home to world-class performances, excellence in training the circus arts, and community-based outreach programs. The organization was born from decades of circus history and today serves as a legacy to those who have set the standards for international circus artistry and education. The Circus Arts Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit for more information.

Circus Sarasota 2024 will feature contortionist and hand balancer Noemi Espana
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Nik Wallenda will direct and headline the new immersive holiday experience, ‘A Brave New Wonderland’
Photo by Tim Boyles

Sailor Circus Academy students will ‘wow’ audiences during their holiday and spring shows
Photo by Cliff Roles

CAC leaders (from l-r) Jennifer Mitchell, Dolly Jacobs and Pedro Reis at the 2023 Circus Arts Gala
Photo by Cliff Roles

Cirque des Voix features a collaboration of the voices of Key Chorale, instrumental accompaniment of the Cirque Orchestra, and artistry of world-class circus artists and Sailor Circus students
Photo by Cliff Roles

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