FAQs

Are there animals in the Big Apple Circus?

There are no wild or exotic animals performing in Big Apple Circus. The only animals included in our show are our beloved rescue dogs and horses/ponies, that are cared for by our certified horse and dog trainer Jenny Vidbel. Additionally, Big Apple Circus complies with all federal, state, and local regulations, in addition to our own stringent animal care standards. The safety of all animals and humans working and performing with the Big Apple Circus is paramount.

What is the appropriate age to see the Circus?

All ages are welcome!

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child or can he/she sit on my lap?

Children aged 2 and under do not require a ticket and may sit on someone’s lap during the performance.

How do I apply for a job at the Circus?

For career opportunities please contact us here: Jobs@bigapplecircus.com

I'm an artist - how do I apply to be a part of the Circus?

For casting opportunities please contact us here: Casting@bigapplecircus.com.

Does my group get a discount?

We have special rates and packages for groups of 10 or more. Please visit our Groups page here or contact us at groupsales@bigapplecircus.com or 212-257-2330 for more information.

Can I buyout an entire performance?

Yes! You can buyout an entire circus performance. These performances can be specifically designed to meet the needs of any group or business. In addition, customized catering options can be arranged as well. For more information please contact our Private Events Coordinator at 212-257-2330 or Sharbour@bigapplecircus.com.

Do you have performances for students?

The Big Apple Circus has shows for Students, School Groups and Seniors scheduled throughout the 10-week season at Lincoln Center.  These performances, like all shows with the exception of Community shows, are roughly two hours, including a 20-minute intermission.  For more information contact us at Groupsales@bigapplecircus.com or 212-257-2330.

Community shows are the ONLY shows that are 75 minutes. Check our schedule here.

Are the performers safe? Will they fall or get hurt?

The safety of our Big Apple Circus team is of paramount importance to us. All of the performers comply with any and all applicable Federal, State and local safety regulations and laws.

Will you be touring to my city?

The Big Apple Circus plans to tour in 2018. Keep visiting our site or join our email list for updates.

I thought the Big Apple Circus went out of business?

The Big Apple Circus declared bankruptcy in late 2016 under its former management. In February 2017, BigTop Works acquired the Big Apple Circus and will present the all new 40th Anniversary Edition in time for the traditional holiday engagement at Lincoln Center this fall.

Who are the performers in the Big Apple Circus?

We have artists from all over the world joining us for the Big Apple Circus. Learn more about them here.

What options do you have for accessible seating?

Please contact us in advance for accessible seating needs. (212) 257-2330.

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