The Circus Is Coming To Town

Before it heads to Las Vegas and New York, Australia will receive the world premiere of Circus 1903 promising to take audiences of all ages to the mesmerising golden age of circus.


The producers of the biggest selling magic show in the world, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers behind the critically-acclaimed War Horse to bring together some of the best traditional circus performers from around the world. Acts will include a cycle artist from Germany, juggling from France, rola bola from Russia, acrobatics from Ukraine, a high wire act from Mexico and a knife thrower from Brazil.

Joining these talented international performers will be the largest ever performing African elephant and her baby . . . brought to life by the puppeteers behind War Horse using ground breaking advances in design and expression. The giant mother and calf will feature throughout the show in a stunning display of true-to-life puppetry.

Transporting the audience back to 1903 will be impeccable recreations of original turn-of-the-century circus costumes by Angela Aaron inspired by authentic photographic collections and studying historical museum pieces accompanied by period music composed by Evan Jolly and performed by a local band of musicians.

This extravagant circus experience is perfect for audiences of all ages and will only be in Melbourne for a strictly limited season at the Regent Theatre from January 3-12. For more information, visit

Venue:                 Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne

Dates:                 Tuesday 3 January at 7pm
                            Wednesday 4 January at 3pm & 7pm
                            Thursday January at 3pm & 7pm
                            Friday 6 January at 3pm & 7pm
                            Saturday 7 January at 3pm & 7pm
                            Sunday 8 January at 3pm & 7pm
                            Tuesday 10 January at 3pm & 7pm
                            Wednesday 11 January at 3pm & 7pm
                            Thursday 12 January at 3pm & 7pm

Prices:                Adults from $81.26
                            Child from $50.68
                            Transaction fee of $8.90applies per order

Bookings:            1300 111 011 or