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.
The show was well done. My only complaint would be when the entertainers went to the front row we could not really see them
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.
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!
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 :)
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".
Simply an amazing night out for all the family. The show, the atmosphere, the interaction between the acts and the audience ...It was amazing.
So nice to watch and enjoy old time circus. All the artists were amazing and added comedy by the ringmaster engaging children on stage. The elephants were superb .
Had an enjoyable evening at Circus 1903. Something a little different to go and see, perfect for families. Something everyone should go and see!
Caught this in London on its last night. Best acts I have ever seen. Superb show and highly recommended. Great for couples and families.
Circus 1903 was a good show. Personally i think i expected moor, but i think that is because i'm an adult. If i had children with me it would probably have been perfect. GREAT FAMILY SHOW.
Fantastic show with Fantastic acts and terrific Ringmaster who held the show together at all times
An amazing evening of adrenaline fuelled acts and music interspersed with humour and pathos.
... Terrific! From start to finish this was a great show. A privilege to see the great magician David Williamson at close quarters as he held the whole thing together in his role as ringmaster. Would highly recommend.
Fantastic such talent. So uplifting and a joy for all ages. We all LOVED the Performance
What an amazing show !!!! It represented real human talent , there was humour , immense skill, creativity aplenty and the choice of music to accompany each act was perfect . The ringmaster was just superb holding it all together!! One of a kind show !!!!
We went to the show on last performance of this run and are still getting our heads around what we saw. There was action wherever we looked, and had us open mouthed with the spectacle. The ringmaster was incredible, had children and adults alike hooked on every word. We will be booking for next season, this time we won't be alone!!!
1st class, funny, skilful, engaged our 8 year old children, would 100% recommend
A wonderfully talented circus performance
A really brilliant show. The acts are so talented and awe inspiring. The ring master a brilliant magician who is also very funny. I think one of the acts in the program didn’t appear (trapeze). But that made no difference to the quality of the show. We could have easily seen more it was simply the best show my children and I have ever seen we are still talking about it non stop.
Truely magical performance. I felt the excitement of Circus coming to town.
Excellent old style circus Elephant was very emotional Knife thrower and see saw acrobats best acts All held together by the very funny ringmaster
A great show of old fashioned real circus acts amazing talent mixed with great humour a very funny couple of hours that kept the adults and kids on the edge of their seats at times especially with the knife throwing. The brilliant Ring Master could have a comedy stand up magic show of his own very clever stuff. Brilliant fun for the whole family.
Not sure who enjoyed it most of the grandparents of#r the very dressed up and excited grand-children, but a huge success all around. Our family adored the jugglers and tumblers and especially the high wire act. Special good points for there being no clowns
It was traditional circus acts. Good but nothing really memorable. Animatroic elephant was disapointing. Having seen what is possible with War Horse I would not go again
the show was great, very entertaining and funny, the only downside was the venue more specific the seats.
Great show I enjoyed it
Great value for money! Kids 9, 11 and 13 were mesmerised. we sat at the back, and had a ok view.... would definitely recommend it.
Great show. Really recommended.
We had an amazing night watching a complete extravaganza of a show. Highly talented acts showcasing their lifelong work of perfecting their act. Brilliantly aweinspiring show which worked as well for adults as it did for the children in the audience. I would highly recommend the show and would definitely go to see it again in the future.
What a treat, the show was magical from start to finish. It was a joy watching our two boys faces as they watched each act. I had a smile on my face all the way through and clapping & cheering just didn’t seem enough. I have been telling friends all about it ever since. We will be back next year to see it again. Everyone in the show was superb!
Wonderful show not just for children
We wanted to ring the changes and do something out of the box this Xmas. What a fantastic show for all the family. The acts were breathtaking, the elephants magical and the ringleader was a great host, especially good with the kids on stage.
Whilst my kids and I enjoyed the show, we couldn’t help but feel disappointed that there was no trapeze act - especially since we’d read about (and seen on the preview video) the amazing act that included the complex Russian cradle.
All my family really enjoyed the circus thank you
We had an excellent time at the show and thought everything was fantastic. Performers, theatre and whole event was first class.
A very professional and entertaining show for all ages.
Best show we have seen in a long time
An amazing show, wonderful acts and characters....especially Peanut!
I thought the show was brilliant and my 6 year old grandson loved it too. Very good value for money.
Did what it promised A brilliant and entertaining circus show for all ages
A truly amazing visual feast! A really magical show, a delight to watch, real escapism! The Ring Master was fabulous and all of the acts truly breathtaking!
Great afternoon out for the family. Ring master was wonderful with the audience, in particular the kids. The acts were also extremely entertaining. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Outstanding in every way. Best night out ever.
Given tickets as a Christmas present. Amazing show, would watch it again!
Went as family with teenagers and all thorough enjoyed this truly entertaining and magical experience.
Being taken back in time to a good old fashion circus was amazing . Very talented .. It wow’s you and makes you laugh . Great fun , all the family thouroughly enjoyed it young and old .. Its a feel good , must see..
Some acts were a tad repetitive, but overall a very enjoyable show.
Excellent show great night x
Great show, brilliant circus acts, all pulled together with a great 'ringmaster' something for all the family. We were wowed and but also had plenty of laughs
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX
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
Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) (200 metres)
Embankment (District & Circle lines) (600 metres)
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)