The Shanghai Acrobats

Direct from Shanghai, the P.R. of China, performing Shanghai Nights

Founded in 1959, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has performed in more than 30 countries. Many of the company’s acts have been awarded prizes nationally and internationally including:

  • Gold medal, Cirque de Demain Festival
  • Golden prize, Italian Golden Circus Festival & Russian International Circus Festival
  • Golden Presidential Award, Massy International Circus Festival in France
  • First golden award, China National Acrobatic (Magic) Competition

This season, they will debut Shanghai Nights with mindblowing contortion and impressive acrobatics, and juggling and spinning acts.

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Free Family
Fun Festival

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Join us before the performance for free food, activities, prizes and fun for the whole family.

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