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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show
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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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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took subway to Shanghai Circus World Station (line 1), turn right upon exit from station and circus is to your right. Bought the cheapest ticket and thoroughly enjoyed the show. There were many acrobats and they even have live music and a singer. Well worth...More

Thank ratabreak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this show on the recommendation of our guide. She was right it is a real must see show and said to be in the top 3 shows in China. The performers are all human, no animals anywhere. It is a spectacular from the...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, captivating and exciting! This is a not to be missed experience here in Shanghai. Exceptional talent and variety of acts kindly arranged by Sophie Lee.

Thank DTWsyd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the various acts. Acrobatics, juggling etc. Very talented performers. Some of it was so scary that I couldn't watch, especially the last act, with numerous motorcycles driving on the inside of a large ball. Wow! There was a short intermission, and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In today's world of CGI and digital enhancement, it is refreshing to see truly gifted people practicing a centruies old craft. A mix of ancient and modern acrobatics, this show is well worth a visit. The music is live, the performers deliver heart stopping entertainment...More

Thank jim g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dragged the family along to this - and they were all gobsmacked!!! A real holiday highlight. Beware, there are no restaurants nearby so eat before you go.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the whole show! It was perfect for the whole family. The venue though looks a bit old and could use some renovating. The toilets were not so clean and need some repair. Given that there are plenty of tourists watching this show, I...More

Thank skylovechan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show, the performers are amazing. Glad that we had the opportunity to see them while in Shanghai. We had seats in the 4th row and it was like being in the show.

Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice performance of standard Chinese acrobat show. The location is easy to get to from the subway.

Thank thirdcoastwest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't buy tickets through hotel concierge who told us we couldn't reserve a specific seat. Instead call the venue directly and reserve tickets for payment on pickup (cheaper and can select your seats). We choose to sit in the CNY350 section on the second level...More

2  Thank den r
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5 November 2017|
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Response from MapleLeafGirl123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, getting the tickets same day should be fine. The theatre was not full when we went on a Friday. As the place is small, any seats should be fine and will have a good view of everything. We bought our tickets online... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Cheryll M | Reviewed this property |
I would check and purchase ticket before leaving as it is very popular. I would also highly recommend the show for everyone young or old.
4 July 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
The show lasts for about 1.5 hours , it has a 10 min interval in middle.