Great American (and World) Circus Brands

SARASOTA – Today is no longer the era of the circus. But regional and some national circus troupes survive as of 2009. Below are some of the organizations:

  • Clyde Beatty Circus Founded in 1956, it’s one of the traditional tent circuses, and amazing it is still around.
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Not much else to say. Icon. Currently, they have three tours, a red tour, a gold tour and a blue tour. Still, they ought to think about doing a brand spin-off; they really need to recreate the P.T. Barnum show as first, an act in the show, and then secondly as a spin off attraction, separate from the regular circus.
  • Teatro ZinZanni, based on the west coast, is a dinner theater circus in Seattle and San Francisco.
  • Big Apple Circus: An old-style circus in New York.
  • Circus Circus: Las Vegas casino has, of course, a circus operation, Dan Tanna style. Dan Tanna lived next door, and James Bond visited in Diamonds are Forever.

Circuses Around the World

Artsy Francophone Circus Companies

Non-profit Circus Companies

Know of any others? Please leave comments at the end and we can gather a full listing of circus brands around the world.

About the Author

  • Garland Pollard

    Garland Pollard is publisher/editor of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands. He has decades of experience across all media, including newspapers, TV, radio, magazines and the web.

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