The Cole All-Star Circus was founded in 1938 by James M. Cole of Penn Yan, NY. The indoor circus was designed as a fund-raising event for school groups and organizations across New York State. Upon Mr. Cole's retirement in 1987, the circus has been under the direction of Billy Martin, of Olean, NY. This year marks the show's 80th year in continuous operation.
The circus is presented in the school gymnasium. Protective floor mats cover the performance area. NO DAMAGE IS DONE TO THE GYM FLOOR. All equipment is rubber-tipped and floor mats are made of heavy vinyl. The 90-minute circus performance features variety acts including jugglers, trapeze, unicycles, performing dogs, balancers, comedy, novelty and specialty acts. The performance is enhanced with stage/theatrical lighting, music, and special effects. Truly a family entertainment event suitable for all ages. We need access to the facility after dismissal for unloading and set up. The circus performs seven days a week.
The circus provides everything needed: the show, all printing (including tickets, posters, flyers), advance promotional campaign assistance, all advertising, and insurance. HOST HAS NO EXPENSE AND MAKES NO GUARANTEE TO CIRCUS.
Students 12 years and younger are admitted FREE with an adult admission. Our hosts offer advance sale adult tickets priced at $10.00 each and share in each ticket sold. We pride ourselves in offering an affordable family event and virtually risk-free fund-raiser.
References in your area are available upon request. The circus visits 100 schools annually throughout New York State and Pennsylvania. Tour dates book rapidly and are in demand. Many schools we have visited annually for the past 25+ years, making the Cole All-Star Circus a true entertainment tradition. Plan now to bring the Cole All Star Circus to your school and community!