Circus of the Senses is a unique performance that enables children and adults with vision or hearing impairments and other disabilities to experience the magic and joy of the circus.
SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH VISION OR HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
Wireless audio headsets, which utilize a state-of-the-art infrared transmission system, feature a play-by-play description of the action in the ring by Circus
Founder Paul Binder and Creative Director Karen McCarty. American Sign Language interpreters are strategically positioned in spotlights to sign throughout
the performances. Audience members also have their choice of a large-print or Braille descriptive program, each of which describes
the various acts in detail.
CHILDREN EXPERIENCE THE CIRCUS BY TOUCH
A "touch session" after the show offers a unique opportunity for pre-selected groups of visually impaired children to go into the ring to meet the artists
and literally feel a clown nose, a juggler's clubs, or the silky coat of a performing dog.
Circus of the Senses is currently offered for a nominal fee in New York and Boston.
"The descriptive headsets are a godsend. With those headsets and the wonderful job the two narrators do, Kirk does not miss a single bit of the show.
He and his three brothers discuss all the details of the Circus of the Senses for weeks afterward. This is one event where he does not feel left out
and that is so very important!" - Eileen Brouwer
For more information about accessibility at every Big Apple Circus performance, please click here
TICKET REQUEST FORM: become a part of Circus of the Senses
Please fill out the form below and submit it. If you prefer, you may also print this form and send it to:
Big Apple Circus
Circus of the Senses®
One Metrotech Center, 3rd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3949
*TICKET REQUEST FORM submission does not guarantee tickets. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to eligible groups. Priority is given to children with vision and hearing impairments and their chaperones. Please note: no ticket requests will be taken by telephone.