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Coney Island Circus Sideshow
2017 Schedule: April 15, 16 May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29 June 2, 3, 4 Daily June 9 through September 4; September 16, 17, 23, 24.
Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed not for profit venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. They're here, they're real and they're alive! Freaks, wonders and human curiosities!
We perform continuous admission and we are conveniently located at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Think about it folks, the ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster. Established by Coney Island, USA in 1985, where else would you find the world's first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping alive the American sideshow?
Leo The Human Gumby
Sal Strange (Outside Talker)
The Texas Talker (Outside Talker)
Special guests: July - Xander Lovecraft
*Please Note: Not all performers perform on the same days.
All hours are subject to weather conditions and the size of the crowd at the amusement park on that particular day; hours of specific performers are also subject to change. The Sideshow is located at 1208 Surf Ave.
Tickets can be purchased at the door only on the day of performance. We do not take reservations for the sideshow. The price is $10 for Adults and $5 for children under 12 years old. We reserve the right to discount our prices and run periodic specials if you can catch one. The show may also stop selling tickets during inclement weather. Please note: Mermaid Parade and 4th of July, all tickets are $10. Our show runs continuously. A complete show takes approximately 45 minutes from the time you enter the show. We do not allow photography, videotaping or sound recording of the show.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.