The Coney Island Circus Sideshow is available for almost any event or occasion. We provide a rare and unique show experience for your event that is unlike anything else imaginable. From sword swallowers to snake charmers, fire eaters to magicians, the Coney Island Circus Sideshow will have people talking about your event for years to come.
Coney Island, USA houses a vast pool of highly skilled and talented performers. The acts that can be booked through us are:
Fire Manipulators (fire eaters)
Public Speakers and Coney Island Historians
Performers you can book through us:
Bambi the Mermaid
The Great Fredini
Dick D. Zigun
Lee Alan Barrett
And that’s just our regular fare. Coney Island, USA has access to hundreds of performers in a variety of skillsets. If you have an idea in mind, but do not see it here, please ask. Odds are we can find the performer to suit your needs. In addition to our comprehensive standard, we host a compliment of special acts that become available for limited engagements throughout the year, such as wild west trick ropers, world record knife throwers, jugglers, acrobats, unique musicians, little people, natural-born human oddities and so much more! Check our website regularly for updates on availability of special performers.
SHOW INFORMATION AND BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS
RATES WITHIN NEW YORK CITY
Complete Show: $3,500
Compact Show: $3,000
Individual Performers: $600
OUT OF TOWN RATES (WITHIN 2 HOUR DRIVE OF NEW YORK CITY)
Complete Show: $4,000
Compact Show: $3,500
Individual Performers: $750
LONG DISTANCE BOOKINGS (ANYTHING OVER TWO HOURS FROM NEW YORK—WITHIN THE U.S.A*)
Complete Show: $5,000
Compact Show: $4,500
Individual Performers: $1,000
*International bookings available—rates vary depending on location.
Individual Performers - A single performer will provide a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes of performance time. Not all performers within our pool are able to provide a full 30 minutes of performance. In some cases, preferred performers may need to be partnered with another performer to provide an adequate show. We will always work to offer performers that provide a quality performance tailored to suit your specific event.
Compact Show - A variety of classic sideshow acts. Show duration of 45 minutes of performance and up to 1 additional hour of walk-around presence within the event. A smaller version of the complete show, but with hand props only.
Complete Show — From our Sideshow Theater to your event! A complete 10-in-1 circus sideshow performance. A presentation of 10 classic sideshow acts, canvas sideshow banners, large props such as the blade box, the electric chair, the bed of nails and a 15 foot albino Burmese Python. Show duration is 45 minutes to 1 hour of performance and up to 1 additional hour of walk-around presence within the event*.
All performers and show packages are subject to availability.
An additional show management fee of $200 is required for bookings that include three or more performers, individual performers requiring large props, as well as booking compact and complete show packages.
*Walk-around presence implies meeting and talking with performers post-show, photographs with guests and ambient and aesthetic presence. It does not guarantee additional performances unless previously specified. Not all performers are able to present additional performance material beyond show presentation. Certain performers such as mentalists, magicians and jugglers can provide additional performance not seen in the main show. Please ask for details.
Booking rates apply to performers and performances only. Additional charges may apply for the following:
Extended engagements: Over two hours of presence at a given event. ($250 per hour.)
Long distance engagements: Over two hours from NYC, but not requiring overnight accommodations—fuel charges, accommodations and a $50 food expense*.
Overnight engagements: requiring air travel—airfare, accommodations and a food expense of $50 per performer, per diem*
(*food expense can be waived if client provides food. Please be aware that some performers have special dietary requirements and/or allergies. Please be considerate to this if offering to provide meals)
The client assumes responsibility for booking air travel and accommodations on long distance engagements.
PERFORMANCE VENUE RIDER
The Coney Island Circus Sideshow is extremely versatile, and able to perform in a variety of settings. A good performance area should be roughly 6 to 8 feet around. A performance stage is ideal, but not essential to our performance. Access to electricity is required for show function. Audio hookups for music and microphones are preferred, but not required. Performances including magic as a show component require a performance space shielded from view from behind and to the sides of the performance area to provide the best presentation to the audience.
A private dressing area for performers, appropriately conditioned air (heat/cool) with mirrors and access to electricity is required.
Outdoor venues are acceptable but should be shielded from wind, rain and other elements for ideal show conditions. The Coney Island Circus Sideshow provides performers and props only. We are not equipped with portable structures or tents to house a show. The client is responsible for providing adequate shielding and shelter for outdoor performances.
FIRE PERFORMANCE DISCLAIMER
Performance venues must be approved for the performance of fire. Local fire authorities should be consulted and approve fire performances within the boundaries of the given venue. Fire eating is diminished and difficult to perform in outdoor conditions. Fire eating is extremely diminished during the day and especially so in sunny conditions. In most cases, outdoor daytime performances of fire are not recommended. Please take this into consideration before booking fire performances.
We accept cash, check or credit cards as payment. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to hold a booking slot. Upon receiving a booking request, a performance contract will be generated and a draft will be sent to the client for review. Upon approval and receipt of the deposit, the show will be locked into the schedule. Executable contracts will accompany the show manager and will be signed at the event prior to performance. Balance of payments may be made at the event.
The Coney Island Circus Sideshow features live human beings performing acts and stunts requiring a tremendous amount of skill and training. Many of the acts performed are extremely dangerous and, to some, very shocking. It is important to note, that while we work hard to provide a range of shows to suit any audience, even our most family friendly presentations some may find difficult to watch. We make no apologies for this, as we are practicing a long-standing tradition of classic circus sideshow performances, which by virtue of their very nature, are designed to inspire shock and awe. Nevertheless, we always work for the best possible outcome, so when booking us, please bear in mind that not all of our performers will be appropriate for some audiences. We will always work tirelessly to select the best performers to bring the most positive result to your event.
Coney Island, USA reserves the right to refuse bookings for any reason.
The Coney Island Circus Sideshow is owned and operated by Coney Island, USA, Coney Island’s one and only not-for-profit cultural arts organization. The name “Coney Island Circus Sideshow” may only be used when booking The Coney Island Circus Sideshow and it’s performers. The name “Coney Island Circus Sideshow” may not be used in conjunction with any other performances or productions. Performers booked through Coney Island, USA, and contracted to perform as components to larger productions, may only be billed as themselves, and the name “Coney Island Circus Sideshow” may not be used publicly in any form or capacity.
To book The Coney Island Circus Sideshow or individual performers please email Adam Rinn, firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
- Name of company or organization
- Address of company or organization
- Address of the performance venue, and type of venue (club, hall, home etc…)
- Show package or performers requested
- Date of the event or engagement
- Type Of Event, Type of Audience and Expected Attendance
- Call Time, Performance Time and total amount of time you would like us at your event.
- Email address
- Phone number
For further information, please call Adam Rinn at 718-372-5159 (ext. 155) or email email@example.com
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