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Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been...

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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Live music, often amazing stunts, a bit of culture, too.

I saw this show on a Friday night in January. I was surprised the arena wasn't more full. I was in a VIP row, but I agree with those who say you could do well with cheaper seats... read more

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I saw this show on a Friday night in January. I was surprised the arena wasn't more full. I was in a VIP row, but I agree with those who say you could do well with cheaper seats higher up. (In fact, one of the VIP seats was essentially broken). Yes, the motorcycle exhaust builds up, but the venue cranks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being Chinese, I have been to various Chinese circus' over the past 50 years. But this was surprisingly good for my kids. Great variety and enormous skill. Most TripAdvisor comments say the cycles are best, but it's the most memorable because of it's obvious danger and because it's the last act. It is a really packed show, as one ends... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Agile young ladies doing stunts on bicycles, crazy motorcycles in death defying ball (almost certainly will never be seen in the West for health and safety reasons!), clowns, acrobatics, and for sheer good ol' fashioned circus entertainment it is wonderful. If this is your kind of thing, esp with young kids, this is worth a visit if you have time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked 350yuan tickets from the ERA website about one and half months from our trip. The prices quoted when using the English version of the site was in USD. Didn't follow the prompts to pay online as the exchange rate to AUD was unfavorable. 5 tickets would cost us AUD400. Printed the booking confirmation email and showed up at box... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great circus to see when in Shanghai. Acts are interesting and good. Is easy accessible from the metro line 1, Shanghai Circus World Stop and then a short 5min or less walk to the venue. exchanging our voucher at the venue for the tickets was effortless. Show started at 7:30pm, has a quick 10min break and then finished by 9:30pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 6 motorcycles in the ball cage was absolutely incredible. No photos are allowed. This is quite popular with mainland chinese tourists so you may get a lot of "talkers" (hehe).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A regular Circus show with very talented acrobats. The sound and light effects are bit "old fashion". don't waste your money on VIP sits since you will be able to have a good spot from every sit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited the circus we were totally blown away by the amazing show. Totally worth a visit - oh no, a MUST when you're in Shanghai in fact. The performers are so darn professional and good you'll be totally amazed. Highly, highly, recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first impression was that the inside of the building was reeking of cigarettes smoke. Old building with smelly toilets. Show was great, mesmerizing for the children and not scary even for my 5 years old. We sat at the vip row, and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of our unbelievably crowded subway journey was the best £26 I’ve spent in a long time, Era – Intersection of Time, an acrobatic marvel at the Shanghai Circus which was totally amazing and after almost 2 hours of wonder climaxed with 8 motorcycles driving in a metal ball maybe 5 metres tall, MINDBLOWING! I haven’t smiled, laughed... More 

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