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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Show is really great! Every act is better than previous, every second of performance is amazing and insipring. You will absolutely enjoy.

Thank kosp88
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Wow, wow, wow what a show. This is a must see just fantastic performers and entertainers. We are still talking about this show

Thank robjens
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This show is absolutely incredible and is not to be missed if you have an evening in Shanghai! It is fun and exciting and you can tell that the performers are enjoying themselves too! The acrobatics were so incredible that we spent the rest of...More

1  Thank Siobhan W
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

How this is the number three attraction of all Shanghai is completely beyond me. The venue looks old and tired, and it feels like a complete tourist trap. There were only tour groups and a few families when we went. Bought the cheapest seats for...More

1  Thank Eliza D
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Took my sister when she came to visit for a true Chinese attraction. The acrobat show is really something to see. There are so many different aspects from contortion to aerial tricks.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Excelente acrobatic show from this Chinese group, ranging from putting 8 girls in a bicycle up to 8 motorcycles in the death globe.

Thank danielmanier
Reviewed 28 August 2016

ERA is a must see. The theater is old but don't let the external of the building turn you off. You will not be disappointed.

Thank morningstr2
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

One of the most spectacular shows I have ever seen! Each act more mind-blowing than the last. Add to that beautiful costumes and choreography and a live orchestra and singer, and you have a perfect night out in Shanghai (ignore the dated theater!)

Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I wrote a separate review for the ERA performance. You can see the review in more detail if you wish. All I'll mention here is the era show really is a must see! It was incredible and the arena was full of people watching. The...More

1  Thank Sheniz M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lot of show with a lot of actor. You will enjoy with their show. And this show will give you 10 mins for rest time with they half performance.

Thank Kong_omac
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5 November 2017|
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Response from MapleLeafGirl123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, getting the tickets same day should be fine. The theatre was not full when we went on a Friday. As the place is small, any seats should be fine and will have a good view of everything. We bought our tickets online... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Cheryll M | Reviewed this property |
I would check and purchase ticket before leaving as it is very popular. I would also highly recommend the show for everyone young or old.
4 July 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
The show lasts for about 1.5 hours , it has a 10 min interval in middle.