Circus 1903

Royal Festival Hall, London

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Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of this spectacular turn-of-the-century circus.

Circus 1903 returns to the Southbank Centre this Christmas with new acts for 2019 including the The Wheel of Death, a ginormous rotating apparatus featuring large metal hoops at each end in and on which performers will carry out eye-popping acrobatic skills whilst the wheel is rotating.

This international circus phenomenon transports audiences of all ages to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus.

Watch as the sensational puppetry team behind the award-winning War Horse bring elephants to life on stage and acrobats, contortionists, knife throwers, jugglers, trapeze and high wire performers astound with their death-defying feats.

Circus 1903 is booking from 19 December 2019 until 5 January 2020 at the Southbank Centre, London.


New acts include a daring duo aerial act ‘The Flying Fredonis’, a Cuban hand balancer ‘The Great Rokardy’ and the furious flexible feats of Russian Rolling Ball Hula Hoopist ‘Mademoiselle Natalia’.

For those who attended the show last year, expect to see the much-loved mind-bending juggler, ‘The Great Gaston’, the legendary balancing act Rola Bola by ‘The Sensational Sozonov’, unrivalled Ethiopian contortionist, ‘The Elastic Dislocationist’ and the stomach churning heights of ‘The Daring Desafios’.

And it wouldn’t be the same without the dizzying Mongolian duo Ganbayar Munkhbat and Andryei Batbold who bring their Icarian Games act and ‘Les Incredibles’ with their Russian Cradle act


★★★★ “This sparky show is a tribute to the heyday of entertainment – highly entertaining’ Evening Standard

★★★★ “A thoroughly attractive and agreeably old-fashioned combination of circus and theatre” The Stage

★★★★ “all the gasp-inducing stunts of Cirque du Soleil, without the pseudo-cosmic gubbins” The Times

★★★★ “Ringside magic, with comfier seats’ Daily Mail

Theatre Information

Royal Festival Hall
Address: Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Nearest Tube or Train: Embankment Station (District Line, Circle Line); Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line, Northern Line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1

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