October 21, 2017 2:10 AM ET


Company Overview of The Big Apple Circus, Ltd.

Company Overview

The Big Apple Circus, Ltd. presents live family entertainment circus. It performs circus programs to healthcare facilities, children's groups, and communities in the United States. The Big Apple Circus, Ltd. was formerly known as The New York School for Circus Arts, Inc. and changed its name to The Big Apple Circus, Ltd. in September 1988. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

One Metro Center

3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States

Founded in 1974





Key Executives for The Big Apple Circus, Ltd.

President and Director
Co-Founder, Founding Artistic Director and Director
Co-Founder, Founding Creative Director and Director
President Emeritus and Director
Secretary and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

The Big Apple Circus, Ltd. Key Developments

The Big Apple Circus Seeks To Sell Off Its Assets

The Big Apple Circus, Ltd. is holding a bankruptcy auction to sell off its assets. Stage sets, a marquee sign, a trapeze, a glitzy ringmaster’s coat and clown costumes are just a few items that will be up for grabs. The auction will have two options for bidding interested buyers can bid on the entire collection for one lump sum, or bids can be broken down into four separate lots, including vehicles and power units, toys and supplies, a pair of Big Apple Circus-branded big-top tents, and intellectual property, which includes copyrights and trademarks. Interested buyers must submit a deposit equal to 10% of their offer. The minimum deposit is $50,000. “[The Big Apple Circus] would like to keep all of the items intact and not break anything up,” Harry Stampler, president of Stampler Auctions, who is handling the sale, told The Post. “I’ve already had a few offers from California, but I can’t say how much they were for.” Bids will be accepted online at stamplerauctions.com on February 3, 2017, if two or more bids are received, an auction will be held February 7, 2017, in New York. “The ultimate goal of the auction is to sell substantially all of these assets to a buyer committed to preserving an operating enterprise and restarting performances in New York City,” said Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director of The Big Apple Circus.

Big Apple Circus Puts Up Its Storage And Training Facilities For Sale

The Big Apple Circus, Ltd. is seeking buyers for its storage and training facilities in Walden, New York, in hopes of resurrecting its annual ring show with a new owner. The Big Apple Circus filed for bankruptcy protection on November 20, 2016.

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