The Circus Has Come To Town

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus has opened in Melbourne as part of its world premiere Australian tour before transferring directly to Los Angeles and New York. Bringing together the team behind The Illusionists and the award-winning puppeteers of War Horse, this new take on circus is promising a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular with all the thrill and daredevil entertainment with an exciting new twist.

This circus spectacle combines the talents from a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous acts from all four corners of the globe involving everything from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high-wire performers and many more and performers coming from as far as Brazil, Russia and Ukraine.

Joining these world-class performers are the award-winning puppeteers behind the National Theatre’s War Horse who have designed and built two stunningly beautiful and life-like elephants which come to life amidst the circus performers. These puppets employ the same level of groundbreaking advances in design and expression audiences saw in the emotive horses of War Horse as the giant mother elephant teaches her calf how to perform in the circus.

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus begins performances tonight at the Regent Theatre for a strictly limited season until January 12th. For more information on this spectacle for the whole family and to get your tickets now before the circus leaves town, visit