Annually since 1977 The old-fashioned Big Top returns to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, running through January 7th
The 2017 production of Big Apple Circus closed January 7, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
This is a circus, not a cirque, so that should tell you something. It's an old-fashioned, rootin' tootin' affair, with clowns, jugglers, trapeeze artists, equestrians and equestriennes doing their darndest to flaunt, flip, and finagle their way into children's hearts and dreams.
This year's show celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Big Apple Circus. Here's how the producers describe it:
For this year’s celebration, Big Apple Circus is proud to present 10-time World Record Holder, Nik Wallenda. Hailed as “The King of The High Wire” and the “Greatest Daredevil of Our Generation,” Nik and the Fabulous Wallendas promise to amaze audiences with feats of daring never before seen under the Big Apple Circus Big top. So, step right up! The Big Apple Circus is ready to astonish generations of guests with the world’s most celebrated acts in the most intimate setting—no seat is more than fifty feet from the ring!
Fun, fast-paced and kiddie-friendly to the core, the Big Apple Circus has pitched its tent at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center for another seasonal serving of acrobatics, grace and animal magnetism (the four-legged kind). Every act is polished to a high sheen, but, as always, some shine especially brightly.
New York Post
The Big Apple Circus' most ambitious show to date...offering all the dazzling big-top staples - gorgeous galloping horses, heart-stopping aerialists and more clowns than you'll meet in Midtown Manhattan.
December 28, 2008
wonderful for kids, just large enough and varied enough to keep their attention for the whole show
December 24, 2008
It was nice and warm in the tent venue. That was because of the inefficient kerosene heaters, which filled the tent with a strong stench of kerosene which burned my eyes and throat and provided adequate discomfort for my 5 guests. Show was great, however venue was dangerous.
December 22, 2008
TOOK MY GRANDKIDS AND WE ALL ENJOYED THE CIRCUS IMMENSLY...LONG FOR A 5 YR. OLD HOWEVER. AGE 9 & 13 LOVED IT.
SEATS WERE NOT TOO GOOD..BEHIND A LARGE LIGHTING POLE. HAD TO KEEP LEANING OVER TO SEE ACTS IN THE RING.
ALL THE TALENT WAS VERY GOOD