Shanghai Circus World
Shanghai Circus World
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9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
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,
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Jing'an
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have quiet cafes and independent boutiques.
How to get there
  • Shanghai Circus World • 3 min walk
  • Yanchang Road • 10 min walk
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore2,400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The performance (Era2 Spirit of Shanghai) was excellent and seating was nice. The most expensive was at RMB800+ but we got the RMB580 tickets which was quite good as it is. Our hotel concierge helped us to book. Only regret the show as only 60 mins so would have been better if it was slightly longer.
Written 28 April 2024
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Ulyana
Almaty, Kazakhstan3,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I highly recommend you to add this place to your visit! Beautiful show, you’ll enjoy every part of it.
There is 15min break during the show. You can buy coffee, soft drinks and popcorn inside the circus.
Written 30 December 2023
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Rodolfo Rami K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Very good pick. Very close to circ the solei. Highly recommended. Not just the show, but sharing with local families and kids was amazing.
Written 26 November 2023
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Paul K
Honolulu, HI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m not into shows too much but this was awesome. They had inexpensive Tsin Tao Beer too! The motorcycles were crazy. Highly recommended.
Written 4 November 2023
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steve1118
Shanghai, China85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We went to the afternoon circus for children here. Was very impressive! Acrobats, animal trainers, and clowns. The show was 2 hrs long. Good value! There is social distancing in place.
Written 11 August 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Fairly typical circus act with agile performers. No animals but many acrobats doing balancing and tumbling acts on each other, bicycles and various platforms. Just about every seat is a good seat as this is a theater in the round. No need to buy the most expensive seats. If you have already seen the show in Beijing, this will be a repeat.
Written 23 March 2020
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Surveyor47
Havant, UK1,855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Not going to say too much, but a very good show. The finale made the rest of the show quite tame. Obviously a lot of acrobatics, and quite a few times you feel the need to hold your breath and keep quiet. A good way to pass an evening.
Written 16 February 2020
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Sarah C
Lake Lure, NC40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My husband & I took our 13 yr old grandson to see their performance when they were touring through Jacksonville, FL. I was hoping it would more along the lines of Cirque du Soleil, but it certainly wasn't. It was almost as though they were a troupe in training. There were many mistakes & the routines just weren't very interesting. They begged for applause, which I found offputting. Even though I got my tickets at a discount, it still wasn't worth the price that I paid.
Written 10 February 2020
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MEK
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Great show! Very entertaining and suitable for all ages! A must see. You can buy your tickets on line at get your guide. When picking up your tickets, make sure to give yourself enough time as the line at the box office can be quite long. Also if possible have the hard copy of your invoice to give to the box office so that they can easily find your reservation and print your tickets.
Written 10 January 2020
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Seungjoo C
Seoul, South Korea78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
must see the show
trembling during the whole time

you should go by subway. There is chance to be late because of traffic jam.
Written 4 January 2020
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