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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lot of show with a lot of actor. You will enjoy with their show. And this show will give you 10 mins for rest time with they half performance.

Thank Kong_omac
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

As part of our scheduled itinerary of our tour of China we were taken to watch the most amazing show of acrobatics, circus and many more stunts. An hour or so of heart stopping show of stunts and gymnastic prowess display of skill and showmanship...More

Thank Roses_travelgram2016
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I saw this show while visiting Shanghai upon the advice of our local guide. It was amazing!!! It is like Cirque de Soleil without the costumes and creepy story and the circus without animals and clowns combined. It is a relatively...More

2  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you can only attend one show while in China this is definitely worth making it. The performers were insanely good, the show is put together so well each scene flows with the previous. Some of the stuff was just unbelievable. No photos or videos...More

Thank Dijana D
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Finally,go time to visit Shanghai circus on my third visit...Can say Ihave seen better than this..so will rate is average.Nonetheless,if you are visiting any international circus for the first time and are in Shanghai...myself go.This one and half hour of circus is spectacular .Its well...More

Thank Deepthots
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

When people read reviews they want to know if this event is worth it. I can say that this show is definitely worth it!! We paid 220 rmb and found the seats to be very good because the theater is pretty small. We were very...More

Thank Monica Y
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place is quite far out so it took us a while to get here which also means not enough time for dinner. 45 minutes was not enough for the restaurant next door/ They did have some biscuits and popcorn. The theatre is not big...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The circus was amazing and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. We payed 220 RMB per person. These were not the cheapest tickets. The arena is not the big at all and the cheapest seats will give you a great...More

1  Thank sophie b
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This show was absolutely amazing!!! The highlight of our trip to Shanghai. Don't leave Shanghai without seeing it!

Thank Gill W
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The acrobatic show was one of the most entertaining place to be for my daughter and I during our stay in Shanghai. We took a subway from our hotel and the station is right up front. The theater is small enough that lower priced ticket...More

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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.
3 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.