Performance & Dance

Circus 1903

Part of Winter

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

Fresh from the Paris Theatre in Las Vegas, Circus 1903 visits Southbank Centre for its European premiere.

The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by puppeteers from War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never before.

The circus boasts a huge cast of jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from all corners of the globe.

Featuring acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze and high-wire performers and more, this show captivates and transports audiences of all ages to the golden age of circus.

Stunning. Astonishing.
Heart-stopping. A great night’s entertainment.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall


£25 - £99.50
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£25, £28.50, £35, £38.50, £45, £48.50, £58.50, £68.50, £74.50, £89.50, £99.50


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need to know

Age recommendation
Circus 1903 is fun for all the family. As a note to anyone who wants to bring young children, the show is suitable for ages 3+. Babes-in-arms will not be admitted. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.

Big Top Experience
Relax and enjoy the performance with this package offering queue-free entry, cloakroom service, access to a private area pre-show and during the interval, and a refreshment pack including a circus gift.

Safety information
Please note that the circus acts performed are carried out by professionals in a highly controlled environment and are not suitable to attempt at home.

Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre

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