List of circuses and circus owners

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There have been many famous modern circuses since the first modern circus was staged by Philip Astley in London on January 9, 1768. Many are best known by the name of their principal owner. The following is a list of both circuses and their country of origin. For more information on circuses in general see Circus, or for information regarding the ancient Roman circus, see Circus Maximus.

List[edit]

Name Country
Abuhadba Circo Internacional[1] Bolivia
Adam Forepaugh U.S.
Aerialize[2] Australia
Al G. Barnes Circus U.S.
Albert & Friends Instant Circus[3][4] UK
Aloft Circus Arts [5] U.S.
Antonio Franconi Italy
Archaos France
Artcirq[6] Canada
Batty's Hippodrome U.S.
Bertram Mills Circus UK
Big Apple Circus U.S.
Billy Smart[7] UK
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus U.S.
Blackpool Tower Circus UK
Bobby Roberts Super Circus[8] UK
Capital Circus of Budapest Hungary
Carson & Barnes Circus[9] U.S.
Chaplin's Circus[10] UK
Chinese State Circus UK
Chipperfield's Circus UK
Circa[11][12] Australia
Circo Atayde Hermanos[13] Mexico
Circo de los Horrores [14] Spain
Circo de Teresa Rabal[15] Spain
Circo Orfei [16] Italy
Circo Osorio[17] U.S.
Circuba Cuba
Circus Aotearoa[18] N.Z.
Circus Amok U.S.
Circus Avalon[19] Australia
Circus Bassie & Adriaan Netherlands
Circus Carl Busch[20] Germany
Circus Contraption U.S.
Circus Dire Dawa [21] Ethiopia
Circus Flora U.S.
Circus Gatti[22][23] U.S.
Circus Hargeisa[24] Somaliland
Circus Herman Renz Netherlands
Circus Joseph Ashton Australia
Circus Juventas U.S.
Circus Knie Switzerland
Circus Krone Germany
Circus Mondao[25][26] UK
Circus Mundus Absurdus[27] Finland
The Circus of Horrors[28] UK
Circus of Tiny Invisibility[29] U.S.
Circus Olympia[30][31] Australia
Circus Oz Australia
Circus of Pepin and Breschard U.S.
Circus Renz Germany
Circus Roncalli Germany
Circus Royale Australia
Circus Smirkus U.S.
Circus Sarasota[32] U.S.
Circus Sunrise[33] Australia
Circus Tyanna[34] UK
Circus Vargas U.S.
Circus Vegas[35] Ireland
Cirkus Agora Norway
Cirkus Cirkör Sweden
Cirque Amar[36] Algeria
Cirque Berzerk[37] U.S.
Cirque de Flambé[38] U.S.
Cirque du Soleil Canada
Cirque Éloize Canada
Cirque Fernando France
Cirque Medrano France
Cirque Plume France
Circus Redickuless U.S.
Continental Circus Berlin UK
Darix Togni[39][40] Italy
De La Guarda[41] Argentina
Dorato Circus[42] Israel
Dream Science Circus[43] U.S.
El Circo[44] U.S.
End of the World Cirkus[45] U.S.
Eroni's Circus Australia
Flying Fruit Fly Circus Australia
Fossett's Circus[46][47] Ireland
Foolhardy Circus Arts[48] UK
Franco Dragone U.S.
FSU Flying High Circus U.S.
Gerry Cottle[49][50][51] UK
The Great Pakistani Circus[52] Pakistan
The Great American Royal Circus[53] U.S.
The Bite-sized Circus - The Littlest Show on Earth[54] Australia
Great British Circus UK
Gasaui [55] Bolivia
Great Bombay Circus[56][57] India
Great Royal Circus[58] India
Hamid Circus[59] U.S.
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus U.S.
Hippodrome Circus[60] UK
Hungarian National Circus Hungary
Humboldt Circus U.S.
ISU Gamma Phi Circus[61] U.S.
Janbaz Circus[62] Pakistan
Jordan World Circus[63][64] U.S.
Jumbo Circus[65][66] India
Jim Rose Circus U.S.
Kelly Miller Circus[67] U.S.
Lennon Bros Circus Australia
Lewis and Clark circus U.S
Long Shadow Stilt Theatre[68] AU
Loomis Bros. Circus [69] U.S.
Lucent Dossier Experience U.S.
Lucky Irani Circus[70] Pakistan
Midnight Circus [71] U.S.
Moscow Circus Russia
New Pickle Circus[72] U.S.
Nofit State Circus Wales
P. T. Barnum U.S.
Pablo Fanque UK
Perry Bros Circus[73][74] Australia
Pickle Family Circus U.S.
Ringling Brothers Circus U.S.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus U.S.
Royal Hanneford Circus U.S.
The Royal London Circus Malaysia
Sarrasani Germany
Shrine Circus U.S.
Silvers Circus Australia
Sole Brothers' Circus Australia
Stardust Circus Australia
Stilt Circus[75] U.S.
Steel City Clown Brigade U.S.
Taylor Circus Stars[76] U.S.
Tbilisi Circus Georgia
Teatro ZinZanni U.S.
Tirana Circus Albania
Turkmen State Circus Turkmenistan
Tom Arnold UK
Tom Duffy's Circus[77] Ireland
Travelling Light Circus[78] UK
Two Bit Circus [79] U.S.
UniverSoul Circus U.S.
Vau De Vire Society[80] U.S.
Wanderlust Circus U.S.
Webers Circus Australia
Circus Gerbola[81] Ireland
Will-o'-the-Wisp Fire Circus[82] AU
Zippos Circus[83] UK
Zirka Circus[84] N.Z.
Zoppé Family Circus[85] U.S
Name Country


References[edit]

  1. ^ Abuhadba Circo Internacional
  2. ^ Aerialize - Sydney Aerial Theatre
  3. ^ Albert & Friends Instant Circus
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  5. ^ http://www.aloftaerialdance.com/Aloft_Aerial_Dance/Welcome.html
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  7. ^ Billy Smart - Circopedia
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  9. ^ Ryan Boldrey (9 May 2012). "Controversy under the Big Top". Our Colorado News. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Chaplins Circus
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  13. ^ Circo Atayde Hermanos
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Reuters (12 December 2012). "El circo de Teresa Rabal consigue levantar el telón". Diario Vasco. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  16. ^ http://www.moiraorfei.it
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  18. ^ Circus Aotearoa
  19. ^ Circus Avalon
  20. ^ Circus Carl Busch
  21. ^ http://www.lefourneau.com/artistes/circus/ethiopie/cirques/circushargeisa/hargeisaddexch.htm
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  25. ^ Circus Mondao
  26. ^ Douglas McPherson. "Reviews: Circus Mondao". The Stage. 23 March 2009.
  27. ^ Circus Mundus Absurdus
  28. ^ The Circus of Horrors
  29. ^ The Circus of Tiny Invisibility
  30. ^ Circus Olympia
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  34. ^ Circus Tyanna
  35. ^ Yvonne Gordon. "Behind the scenes at the big top". The Irish Times. 12 February 2003.
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  37. ^ Cirque Berzerk
  38. ^ Cirque de Flambé
  39. ^ Raffaele De Ritis. "Darix Togni". Circopedia. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  40. ^ Circo Darix Togni
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  42. ^ Dorato Circus
  43. ^ Dream Science Circus
  44. ^ El Circo
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  46. ^ Fossett's Circus
  47. ^ Anthony Garvey. "Fossett’s Circus show honours Irish arts minister O’Donoghue". The Stage. 23 May 2007. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  48. ^ Foolhardy Circus
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  50. ^ "Cottle leaves big top behind". BBC. October 4, 2003. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  51. ^ "Gerry Cottle and Gerry Cottle Jr". Interview in The Sunday Times. May 1, 2005. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  52. ^ [2]
  53. ^ The Great American Royal Circus
  54. ^ The Bite-sized Circus
  55. ^ http://www.circogasaui.com
  56. ^ Great Bombay Circus
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  58. ^ "Great Royal Circus begins soon". The Times of India. March 24, 2004. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  59. ^ Hamid Circus
  60. ^ Hippodrome Circus
  61. ^ ISU Gamma Phi Circus
  62. ^ Fawad Ali Shah. "Female artists perform at Janbaz Circus in Peshawar after 5 years". Daily Times. June 04, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  63. ^ LeRae Haynes. "Elephant protest grows in Williams Lake". Welcome to Williams Lake. 4 August 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  64. ^ Jordan World Circus
  65. ^ "Jumbo Circus hits Bangalore after six years". Thaindian News. January 10, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  66. ^ Bindu Shajan Perappadan. "Good old Jumbo Circus is back to enthral Delhiites". The Hindu. September 30, 2004. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  67. ^ "Kelly Miller Circus is coming to town today". South Coast Today. June 26, 2008. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  68. ^ Long Shadow Stilt Theatre
  69. ^ Loomis Bros. Circus
  70. ^ Lucky Irani Circus
  71. ^ http://www.midnightcircus.net/
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  73. ^ Claudette Vaughan. Robert Perry Interviewed: "Perry's Circus Is In Town".
  74. ^ Perry Bros Circus
  75. ^ Stilt Circus: Media/Press
  76. ^ Kimberly Kapilovic (17 October 2012). "The Taylor family is a real family circus in Arizona". abc15.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  77. ^ Tom Duffy's Circus
  78. ^ Travelling Light Circus
  79. ^ [3]
  80. ^ "Interview with Vau de Vire Society's Mike Gaines". CultureFlux. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  81. ^ Circus Gerbola
  82. ^ Will-o'-the-Wisp Circus and Fire Performances
  83. ^ Zippos Circus
  84. ^ Zirka Circus
  85. ^ [4]