Sailor Circus Arena

The Sailor Circus Arena is a one-of-a-kind structure, centrally located in Sarasota and just minutes from the beautiful Bayfront and Southwest Florida beaches. The Arena offers plenty of parking. The iconic structure is comprised of a clear span of steel beams over which a fire-resistant vinyl-coated polyester fabric is placed in tension to create a permanent Big Top. Architecturally unique, this multi-purpose circus arena includes a concession area and an immense rehearsal/ performance space. The Arena is perfect for private and corporate events,  concerts, festivals, fairs and much more.

Venue Specifications


Banquet seating capacity


Fixed seating capacity


Ceiling height

  • The Sailor Circus Arena is 124’ x 244’ Indoor Arena Facility
  • Fixed seating capacity 1,500 in padded banquet chairs
  • Additional floor seating of approximately 300 for a concert like setting
  • Banquet seating capacity 400

  • Open floor space 180’ x 60’ (carpeted area 120’ x 40’)
  • Ceiling height 47’ to rooftop / 40’ to rigging grid
  • Restrooms including wheelchair accessible
  • Performance area – up to four area-spaces at 30’ round, or a customizable space within carpeted area