While pantos across the capital are providing the slapstick laughs, silly songs and festivities for some, it’s not to everyone’s tastes. The circus is something that, when done well, can transcend taste; its human nature to marvel at mind-bending, seemingly impossible performances, no matter your age, background or ability. Read more
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 once again, after the show premiered in Europe at the Southbank Centre in 2018. Circus 1903 is at the Royal Festival Hall in 2021.
The show includes sensational puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, putting stunningly created 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 mesmerising Golden Age of circus.