Circus of the Senses is an enhanced version of the Circus’ annual Big Top production. Circus of the Senses invites audiences with all abilities in on the action by enhancing shows for circus goers who are blind, deaf, or experience the world through a diversity of cognitive, hearing or visual interpretations with an exciting, multi-dimensional performing arts experience, integrating theater, dance, and live music with the circus arts. Infrared Audio Descriptive Headsets, ASL Interpreters, Braille and Large Print Programs, both a pre-show interactive touch experience for everyone and post show touch session for blind and low vision individuals brings the magic of circus to life!

DECEMBER 5, 2019 – 11AM
DECEMBER 6, 2019 – 11AM


Big Apple Circus embraces autism with amazing artistry. This performance provides sensory adaptations to welcome ASD patrons and their families with open arms. There are modifications to sound and lighting, a professionally staffed calming area in the lobby, extra signage, volunteers with helping hands, fidgets, and earplugs. The Social Story will be available as a PDF with your ticket purchase. Enjoy the circus!

OCTOBER 26th, 2019 – 11 AM
NOVEMBER 1st, 2019 – 11 AM


In each city we have dedicated a number of shows to include discounted tickets for underserved schools. In addition to tickets, we offer study guides for students, using the circus to spark their interest in physics, history, geography, and more.


“Dinner in the Dark” at Big Apple Circus is a co-creation of Abigail’s Kitchen and the Big Apple Circus, inspired by the desire to increase empathy and awareness among people with diverse ways of perceiving our world. Both sighted and non-sighted guests will be immersed in a dining experience like no other, in which they must activate all senses other than sight.