The Big Apple Circus and Autism Spectrum Disorders Specialists Help NYC Families Enjoy the Show

Families will be so excited to learn that the Big Apple Circus has partnered with world-renowned, Autism Spectrum Disorders specialists to make adaptations to The Grand Tour for families with members on the spectrum to be able to come and enjoy the NYC show.
The Big Apple Circus has adapted the show to include the same world-class performances as the full performance with a shorter running time, adjusted lighting and sound, a calming center, pictorial social narratives, and specially trained staff and volunteers to make the show fun for all.



The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on its own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each of more than 100 performances.

The Big Apple Circus will present the special performance, a 75-minute abbreviated show, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:00 am. Tickets to this very special performance are available at half price ($12.50-$37.50). For ticket purchases, please visit- HERE.

"I did notice some of the changes, like the house lights and the clown doctors, but I was really impressed with how subtle the other adjustments were. I felt like nothing was lost in the performance quality, so for some acts I actually wondered how it was different from the standard show. Congratulations!" 

Ladan Hamidi Toosi, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

For wheelchair or special seating needs, please call customer service at 800.922.3772

For more information about accessibility at every Big Apple Circus performance, please visit: www.bigapplecircus.org/accessibility.