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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200072, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show
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US$187.26*
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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
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No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200072, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

(Recommended between 18:30 and 21:30) - The Shanghai Circus World show is considered the leading show in Shanghai and China. The show combines daring acrobatic stunts along with original music, colorful lighting and a variety of special effects. The show takes place every day at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do not usually like these sort of shows. But I have got to say it was the most amazing spectacle! The first act was a display by girls on bicycles and it took my breath away. In fact every act was different, each one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best things we did in Shanghai and great value for money at only $30 a ticket (don't pay more, all seats are good). Not quite as classy at Cirque du Soleil, but very talented acrobats with nail biting stunts.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is beyond words; excellency achieved through a phenomenal amount of work and dedication. It reminds me our species can achieve great things, gives me faith.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the incredible performances, many of which redefined the word "impossible". My personal favourite was the balancing act aboard the river 'junk'. Seriously unmissable!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The level of skill demonstrated is superb! If you can get over the socialist outfits which are a joke compared to Cirque du Soleil, you will truly enjoy this performance which at times in nerve-racking... I would certainly watch it again and I am truly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show is a must see when in Shanghai! Very convenient located. The acts in the show is similar to the show in Branson, MO but still breathtaking to see! The theater seems rundown and needs attention. The bathrooms are not up to standard.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a good evening entertainment, admittedly i was initially dragged against my will but the stunts were impressive. You can pay 150rmb for the cheapest seats up to 500 i think for the best which im not sure improve the view that much. If you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ERA Intersection of Time show at Shanghai Circus World is a really good show. Highly recommend going there for 2 hours of high level entertainment. No need to go for the expensive seats, relatively small venue with good views from all seats. Easy access...More

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a night show - if you want to see a modernized Chinese Circus ... go there. We purchased tickets online before we went to Shanghai. Make sure you have a photo-ID with you.

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Michelle C
17 February 2018|
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Response from buffy l | Reviewed this property |
no animals in the circus :)
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LORIAN65
17 January 2018|
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Response from SmileyChicago_IL | Reviewed this property |
From our concierge, they said ERA has more stunts, more elaborate feats. Happy Circus is geared towards children.
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Grace Y
19 December 2017|
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Response from RuKhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to redeem for paper tickets at the counter!
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