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The present research aims to explore the concept of circus within the context of theatrical entertainment from its origin to evolution in Pakistan and West. The cardinal focus of this article is to observe and evaluate the contribution of Lucky Irani Circus being the most famous big top in Pakistan in the field of performing arts. Secondly, it also takes into account how Lucky Irani Circus in Pakistan is different from West in terms of various continuous and modified performances and human skills both in traditional and modern perspectives. A variety of the most significant and celebrated acts as human skills performed around the world and investigated in this research include riding a unicycle, human pyramid, iron jaw act, flying trapeze performance, rola bola act, tight wire walking, knife throwing, and majestic aerial dance. The article concludes Lucky Irani Circus is the best demonstration of performing arts through human skills both in traditional as well as modern types of circus. In the traditional forms of entertainment, Lucky Irani Circus is one of the few ones.