• Born to be Circus

    Performers who grew up in the circus find it difficult to imagine another kind of life.
  • Survival of the Fittest

    Three members of the company consider leaving the circus for the "real world."
  • Change On!

    A major act is cut just before the first show; it's an inauspicious start to the season.
  • One Ring Family

    The clock is ticking down to the dress rehearsal in Walden, but the show isn't ready.
  • First of May

    As the company puts together the new show, we meet the members of the Big Apple family.

About Circus

CIRCUS is a six-hour series that takes you on an unforgettable trip with the legendary Big Apple Circus. From the big top to the "back lot," explore a distinctive world with its own rules, lingo and no fixed address. Follow the diverse characters who make up the Big Apple family and find out what it really means to live life in the ring.