Can't Miss Event! Big Apple Circus Comes to Philadelphia

Celebrating 40 Years of Family Fun

By Liz May 21, 2018

Families, are you ready for some family fun?  Big Apple Circus celebrates its 40th anniversary season right here in Philadelphia!  The action happens under the Big Top at Philadelphia Mills Mall from May 23rd through June 24th.  You will sit no more than 50 feet from the performers, making you feel like you are part of the action.  Where else can you find a seven-person pyramid on a high wire with Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas. This production also features The Flying Tunizianis on trapeze.  It's the first time in circus history that these two acts perform under the same big top.  You will also find Jenny Vidbel in the ring, performing with 16 horses and ponies and six rescue dogs.  All this and so much more.  

Big Apple Circus will be playing at the Philadelphia Mills Mall located in the parking lot in front of Dave & Buster’s at 1995 Franklin Mills Circle. Tickets are on-sale now and may be purchased in advance at or by calling (800) 653-8000. Tickets start at just $15 for weekday performances and $20 for weekend performances, plus applicable fees.

BIG APPLE CIRCUS was founded in 1977 by circus performers Paul Binder and Michael Christensen with a mission to present an authentic and thrilling circus production, which has become known for acts that are both unique and truly astounding.   Known as the ‘Circus With A Heart’, Big Apple Circus has distinguished itself by demonstrating a strong social conscience in its programming, maintaining a vital no wild or exotic animal’s policy. Additionally, BIG APPLE CIRCUS offers numerous community outreach programs including Circus of the Senses, sensory-friendly performances, and Circus for All, which provides access to the circus to those who are underprivileged and underserved. BigTop Works, the new owners of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, share a passion for, and history with, the circus arts and look forward to honoring the legacy of its 40-year history. Follow @BigAppleCircus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.