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Circus 1903 comes to the Southbank Centre for Christmas 2018

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THIS Christmas will see the European premiere of Circus 1903 at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, where it will play from December 19, 2018 to January 5, 2019.

From the producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists and the award-winning puppeteers who created War Horse, the internationally acclaimed turn-of-the-century family spectacular arrives in London fresh from the Paris Theatre in Las Vegas.

This year marks 250 years since the world’s first ever 42ft circus ring was laid down on an abandoned patch of land in Waterloo by the ‘father of modern circus’ Philip Astley.

Circus 1903 includes stunningly created, larger-than-life puppet elephants alongside a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts. From acrobats to contortionists, jugglers to trapeze, high wire performers and much more, this show will amaze, captivate, and transport audiences of all ages to the mesmerising Golden Age of Circus.

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Performance Schedule

Wednesday, December 19 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Thursday, December 20 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Friday, December 21 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Saturday, December 22 at 11am, 3pm and 7.30pm
Sunday, December 23 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Wednesday, December 26 at 3pm
Thursday, December 27 at 11am, 3pm and 7.30pm
Friday, December 28 at 11am, 3pm and 7.30pm
Saturday, December 29 at 11am, 3pm and 7.30pm
Sunday, December 30 at 11am and 3pm
Tuesday, January 1 at 3pm
Wednesday, January 2 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Thursday, January 3 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Friday, January 4 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Saturday, January 5 at 3pm and 7.30pm

Tickets: From £25. To book, call the box office on 020 3879 9555 or visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ or www.circus1903.com/.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX