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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200072, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show
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USD 183.96*
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Shanghai ERA Acrobatics Show with VIP Seating and Private Transfer
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The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World in September 2005. It is unique and comparable to the tradition of the Broadway Musical.It is in fact a stunning acrobatic show combining traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies. The performers present Chinese acrobatics, martial arts and dance perfectly in harmony with the music, sound, lighting, and other special effects, which include a water screen.While you marvel at the highly proficient skills of the performers, the story of China's evolution from its ancient past to the future is told. Hence, the title 'Intersection of Time', as the viewpoint of the audience is set in the present between the past and the future.The performance provides a wonderful insight into China's ancient culture and civilization, with sections about Sinan, an ancient Chinese invention for telling directions, soothsaying and conjuring. There is a fantastic section showing an acrobatic program which has elements performed since the far off days of the Han Dynasty (206BC–220AD). With porcelain jars and vats as their stage properties the performers give an overview of Chinese porcelain culture and greater understand of the country's name of 'China'.Modern achievements that are also showcased include Shanghai Donghai Cross-Sea Bridge, Maglev Train, and Shenzhou 5, China's first manned space mission. From these, you can see the amazing development and bright future of Shanghai and the whole country.The 100-minute performance shows not only artistic skills, but also creativity. Aided by multimedia including vision, original live music, sound effects, smell effect, air conditioning and lighting,
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200072, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is really worth a visit, a really impressive mix of various performances. I started out as ”I’m here for the kids’ sake” but ended up quite amazed by some off the stuff!

Thank Pjeos
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to a few shows across the country, and nothing approached the skill and sheer insanity on display in this show. It felt a lot like a Cirque du Soleil show with a little less flash and little bit less of a safety net....More

Thank David T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had got a VIP ticket to the Shanghai Circus World ERA show. This show was described as the telling of the history of China through acrobatics. Well, I was not able to follow the story line but for many of you that had seen...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This circus is very good but not as good as Cirque du Soleil. Some of the acts are very slow and little boring but there are a few good acts and the show was very enjoyable.

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing acrobatics and stunts - from beginning to end the show is captivating and the finale is WOW. The show runs for about 1.5 hours with a 10 minute intermission and never bores. When buying tickets, there is no need to buy the lower section...More

Thank Christian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a random Tuesday evening and purchased the 2nd most expensive tickets. All the seats are good and I preferred the lower tier seats but did not care if i was sitting front and center as the show performed in the "round" for...More

1  Thank brenda10022
Reviewed 1 week ago

This circus was lot different what I have being seeing till now. The artist here are very skilled and perfect in their act. Take food and water along with you.

Thank Amba J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Value for money definitely, 1.5 hr just fly by, appreciate the effort of the crews. Everything is amazing and the motorbike dome act is crazy, must see

Thank eh-nd21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this if your in Shang hai. We caught the subway to the Shang Gai circus stop and it is immediately past the exit. A great professional show, wry skilled performers. We had front row seats and they were worth the extra I...More

1  Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This show is very polished and the acrobats and performers really talented. The finale is a group of motorcycles in a ball which is mesmerizing. The theater is not very big and we were in the second level and had no problem seeing so I...More

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17 January 2018|
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Response from KAVITA J | Reviewed this property |
They are two shows at the same premises. The circus is mainly for kids. The era show is mainly acrobatics. the circus has certain animals and other performances.
Grace Y
20 December 2017|
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Response from RuKhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to redeem for paper tickets at the counter!
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8 December 2017|
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Response from LeenSyam | Reviewed this property |
Metro Line 1, Stop at Station Shanghai Circus World. Exit from the station, do not cross any road, it just at the back of the station. Walk for about 300meters