Big Apple Circus Boston: a Review

If you are looking for a kid-friendly event that you’ll enjoy, that the kids will enjoy, and that will leave your entire family in awe, then you have to go to the Big Apple Circus in Boston. Here is my review of the Big Apple Circus in Boston.

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My kids have never been to the circus, my husband is not sure he has ever been to one, and it has been 10 years since I last went to the Big Apple Circus. My kids didn’t even know what a Circus was, my husband is typically not impressed with much, and I didn’t remember much from 10 years ago,

Let’s just say that my kids (5yo and 2yo) paid attention to the entire performance. When I glanced over at my husband, he was engaged with the show. I was just floored at the talent, the theatrics, and the transformation under the Big Top. (I balance a lot as a working Mom but this takes balancing to a whole other level…)

As I mentioned in this post, there are no elephants or nose-bleed seats. It is an intimate Circus that is just so family-friendly. The pace is amazing, the lighting was spectacular and there is a live band playing the performance music. (Yes, a live band!) There were trapeze artists, but with choregraphy that I don’t recall ever seeing before. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the quick-change act. If only I could get ready that fast every morning and night! But I did capture the contortionist act and yes, you are seeing what you are seeing.

The kids loved the rescued, trained animals (dogs, camels, horses, llamas, and goats.) I loved the aerial act with the spectacular costumes, lighting and props! The pace of the show was spot on, and the rows and seats spacious. The variety of the acts meant there was an interest for everyone and showcased the ardor of this traveling show.

I was reading in the program that many of the performers are from a long line of family circus professionals and acts, which explained why they are SO good at what they do; it runs in the blood (though I can only imagine the practice time and the years they need to polish their acts!)

Food was decent, but limited. At the time of our show, there were hot dogs, popcorn, soda, and kid juices. Prices are what you would expect. If you want to make a night of it, there are limited restaurants open in that area on the weekend. Your best bet is to walk about 10 minutes to Faneuil Hall for restaurants and quick service counters.

Details about tickets and times (very family friendly), you can click here. You can also learn more about the non-profit initiatives and why it is considered a community circus here. It was one of the best family nights out we have had in a long time, so I highly recommend going at least once, but making it an annual trip into the city. 

I received complimentary tickets to review the show, but my thoughts and opinions about it are honest and real because I would want the same from a blog I was reading.

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