The Great Moscow Circus heads to Cape Town

​The world-famous Great Moscow Circus is coming to Cape Town from 2-12 February with 19 acts representing the best of international circus stars.

It’s a programme of diversity, skill, action and laughter where every act is a headliner, life risking and intriguing. Entertainment for everyone.

In proud association with Heart FM and M-Net, The Great Moscow Circus opens on 3 February on the Foreshore, Founders Garden, Jan Smuts Street, next door to Artscape.

The Great Moscow Circus performs under a spectacular Big Top tent measuring 40 metres in circumference. It is supported by four massive king poles which are each 17 metres high. The Big Top has the latest LED lighting, cutting edge sound, air-conditioning, 1,650 individual seats and a traditional European atmosphere where audiences are never more than 11 metres from the action.

The already critically acclaimed tour includes Russia’s greatest Circus stars plus daredevils from Spain and Mexico as well as Europe’s top circus artists, all handpicked by international producer and of Theatre Tours International director, Andrew Guild. The show contains no animal acts.

For the past 40 years, Guild has been visiting Russia ensuring that he knows who the best acts are and where to find them. During Soviet times, he made more than 250 visits to Moscow and travelled extensively throughout Russia and the Soviet states.

Guild has found and toured more than 7,000 performers to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, and together with the Theatre Tours International team travelled the length of Russia selecting acts, negotiating contracts and organising the 2016/17 South African tour.

The Cape Town season forms part of a South African 2016/17 tour, which includes shows in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
It takes a massive team to bring a major international circus tour to South Africa. The Producers of the Great Moscow Circus thank the Western Cape Government, Artscape and the Zip Zap Circus School for their assistance in bringing this fabulous attraction to the people of Cape Town.

With rave reviews and sold out performances in Johannesburg, Russia’s most-famous calling card delivers the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear, with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes. Book your tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Ticket prices range from R195 to R595 per person. There is a R45 discount for children between the ages of 2 and 14 years. Book now through Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets. Call 0861 915 8000 or book online at or

The South African 2016/17 tour dates include –

– From 22 December 2016 – 28 January 2017, Montecasino, Johannesburg

– From 3-12 February 2017, Foreshore – Founders Garden, Cape Town

– From 16 February 2017, The Windmill, Bloemfontein

– From 23 February 2017, The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth

– From 4 March 2017, Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World, Durban

Founders Garden, Jan Smuts Street on the Foreshore will be home to the Great Moscow Circus when in Cape Town.

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