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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 for its European premiere. 

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. 

Customer Reviews

178 reviews
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8 Jan 2019

The show was well done. My only complaint would be when the entertainers went to the front row we could not really see them

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8 Jan 2019

Great entertainment- the ring master made the show but the acts were also incredible. Amazing talent and real appreciation for the circus and magic. Brilliant night, well worth the money (tickets on offer), I wouldn’t have paid the full price tickets but I guess you’re paying for central London location.

C Bourne
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7 Jan 2019

Oh my goodness we enjoyed this show so much! We laughed out loud, sat riveted to our seats & “wowed out” in awe from the moment the show began. Extreme talent, wonderful energy & gorgeous puppetry entertained the whole family. Highly recommended!

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7 Jan 2019

Fantastic show! The elephants were amazing and the overall acts were great. The seats weren’t staggered enough so it was quite hard to see at points but the atmosphere was great :)

Patrick Harrison
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7 Jan 2019

A brilliant, breath-taking and thoroughly entertaining show which is skilful, beautiful, international and funny...The magic of the circus is wonderfully recreated with all the human acts you would expect to see - together with the show-stealing "elephants".



Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after booking.


Approx. 140 mins

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

Please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

Suitable For Children

Ages 3+. Babes in arms are not permitted.

When Can I Go

19 December 2018 – 5 January 2019 

Where Do I Go

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


By tube

Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) (200 metres)

Embankment (District & Circle lines) (600 metres)

By bus

Route RV1 stops on Belvedere Road (less than a minute’s walk away)

Routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 521, N1, N68, N171 and N343 stop on Waterloo Bridge (a two-minute walk away)

Routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507, N381, N76 and RV1 stop on York Road (a five-minute walk away)