Keeping You Safe

Working hard to keep you safe!

On your next visit to a CAC performance you’ll notice that we have instituted some new policies to keep our patrons safe and healthy. We are changing the number of seats for sale in our venues to ensure compliance with social distancing protocols and are opening our doors earlier to reduce lines of people waiting to get into the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top. In addition to  floor markings,  we will have trained staff members available working as “Social Distancing Champions”  to assist patrons with all their social distancing needs. 

Here are the key policies we’ve instituted: 

Masks Required for All

Since we care about your health, masks are mandatory for everyone throughout the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top, except when eating or drinking. Masks must cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly around your face and chin. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide one for you. 

Hand Washing & Sanitizing

Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top. Please use them as needed, washing your hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid touching your face. 

Enhanced Cleaning & Disinfecting of Facilities

We have added to our already thorough cleaning protocols by using an approved fogging solution to disinfect and sanitize the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top after each show. When there aren’t any shows in production, the arena is fogged nightly. In addition, we have created even more stringent guidelines for cleaning restrooms and other public areas in our facilities.  

Staff Health Screenings

All CAC staff have monthly Covid 19 tests and are required to have their temperatures taken before starting their shifts. Anyone who tests positive or shows symptoms of Covid 19 must self quarantine until they receive a negative test.

Social Distancing Standards

Please remember to maintain a considerate distance from others before, during and after the show. Follow floor markers and speak with our Social Distancing Champions if you need guidance. 

Reduced Seating Capacities

Seating capacity in the Sailor Circus Arena and the Circus Sarasota Big Top have been reduced to offer social distancing. When seating yourself,  please make sure to leave adequate distance between yourself and other guests so everyone will be able to comfortably enjoy the show.

Monetary Transactions

Cash will be accepted at both box offices and at concession stands. No-contact payment options are also available and it is recommended to use paperless tickets for venue entry. 

Food & Drinks in the Auditorium

Although masks are required in both venues, they may be removed while enjoying food and beverages. Please help us to protect yourself and those around you by wearing your mask when you are done eating and drinking. 

Concession Stand Menu Options

For the health of our patrons and to create shorter lines, all menu items will be pre-packaged for ease of delivery.

Please be sure to request any condiments or utensils and napkins from the concession stand staff. To promote the health of our patrons by avoiding excess handling, those items will be kept behind the counter and handed out as requested. 

Self-Check Your Health

If you have had contact with someone with Covid-19 symptoms such as a fever or cough, or have symptoms yourself please self quarantine and come back to see us when you are well.

Keeping You Safe

Working hard to keep you safe!

On your next visit to a CAC performance you’ll notice that we have instituted some new policies to keep our patrons safe and healthy. We are changing the number of seats for sale in our venues to ensure compliance with social distancing protocols and are opening our doors earlier to reduce lines of people waiting to get into the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top. In addition to  floor markings,  we will have trained staff members available working as “Social Distancing Champions”  to assist patrons with all their social distancing needs. 

Here are the key policies we’ve instituted: 

Masks Required for All

Since we care about your health, masks are mandatory for everyone throughout the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top, except when eating or drinking. Masks must cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly around your face and chin. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide one for you. 

Hand Washing & Sanitizing

Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top. Please use them as needed, washing your hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid touching your face. 

Enhanced Cleaning & Disinfecting of Facilities

We have added to our already thorough cleaning protocols by using an approved fogging solution to disinfect and sanitize the Sailor Circus Arena and Circus Sarasota Big Top after each show. When there aren’t any shows in production, the arena is fogged nightly. In addition, we have created even more stringent guidelines for cleaning restrooms and other public areas in our facilities.  

Staff Health Screenings

All CAC staff have monthly Covid 19 tests and are required to have their temperatures taken before starting their shifts. Anyone who tests positive or shows symptoms of Covid 19 must self quarantine until they receive a negative test.

Social Distancing Standards

Please remember to maintain a considerate distance from others before, during and after the show. Follow floor markers and speak with our Social Distancing Champions if you need guidance. 

Reduced Seating Capacities

Seating capacity in the Sailor Circus Arena and the Circus Sarasota Big Top have been reduced to offer social distancing. When seating yourself,  please make sure to leave adequate distance between yourself and other guests so everyone will be able to comfortably enjoy the show.

Monetary Transactions

Cash will be accepted at both box offices and at concession stands. No-contact payment options are also available and it is recommended to use paperless tickets for venue entry. 

Food & Drinks in the Auditorium

Although masks are required in both venues, they may be removed while enjoying food and beverages. Please help us to protect yourself and those around you by wearing your mask when you are done eating and drinking. 

Concession Stand Menu Options

For the health of our patrons and to create shorter lines, all menu items will be pre-packaged for ease of delivery.

Please be sure to request any condiments or utensils and napkins from the concession stand staff. To promote the health of our patrons by avoiding excess handling, those items will be kept behind the counter and handed out as requested. 

Self-Check Your Health

If you have had contact with someone with Covid-19 symptoms such as a fever or cough, or have symptoms yourself please self quarantine and come back to see us when you are well.

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