Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak

London theatres are permitted to open again to live audiences from Monday 17 May 2021.

Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.

Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.

We advise checking theatre websites for details about their particular reopening schedule and what you can expect when visiting.

Circus 1903

16 Dec 2021 to 2 Jan 2022

Southbank Centre

Circus 1903 are back in London this Christmas, bringing all the spectacular thrills and daredevil spills of the golden age of the big top with them.
Circus 1903 at the Southbank Centre

Image courtesy Circus 1903

Show details


Expect acrobats, contortionists, trapeze artists, a death-defying high-wire act and sensational life-sized elephants, created by the puppeteers behind War Horse.

All this entertainment is packaged into a show with a gorgeous vintage feel, inspired by the classic circuses of the turn-of-the-century era.

And there's great news if you're lucky enough to have experienced the thrill of Circus 1903 before: there are new acts included for this season.

Circus 1903 is suitable for families, however we do ask you to promise us that you won't try to recreate any of the more dangerous stunts at home - no matter how tempted you are.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 3+

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Postal address:
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

Box office tel: -

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Location map for Southbank Centre


Previews from:Thursday 16 December 2021

Closes:Sunday 2 January 2022

Performance days & times

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Various - check schedule for details.

Running time: To be confirmed


£25 to £115

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Production: Circus 1903


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