CIRCUS 1903 – MBS Singapore Ushers In The Golden Age Of Circus

Base Entertainment Asia invites you and your family to experience the decadence, grandeur and romance of an authentic, vintage circus first-hand with CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus. Held at The Mastercard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, CIRCUS 1903 offers an interesting twist while retaining all the thrills and daredevil entertainment one would expect from a circus.

CIRCUS 1903 – Now In Singapore

Exquisitely crafted by the same folks behind some of the biggest selling magic show in the world, The Illusionists, and award-winning puppeteers of War Horse, CIRCUS 1903 will transport you to the bygone era when the circus was immersed in death-defying high-wire acts, bicycle wheel of death, knife-throwers and more.

Rather than bringing a real-life elephant onto the set, the model makers who created the National Theatre’s War Horse will showcase sensational puppetry by presenting the largest ever performing African elephants in the form of a puppet in the ring. These puppets feature ground-breaking advances in design and expression – a mother and baby elephant which takes four puppeteers to animate will captivate you with their life-like movements as the mother teaches her baby to perform in the circus.

Of course, the entire Golden Age of Circus experience would not be complete without The Ringmaster whose commanding presence and panache will entertain you as he breaks the fourth wall, inviting audiences into the ring, to be part of the live performance through magical routines and gut-busting jokes. The ringmaster together with the kids are really quite the highlights of the show!

Giving life to a show not seen in 100 years, are producers Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, who have created Le Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline and The Illusionists in over 250 cities from London to Sydney to Broadway, as well as presenting A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fiddler on the Roof through Australia and Asia. Following the world premiere season in Australia CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus transferred directly to Los Angeles and New York.

To recreate the grand days of the circus, scenic artist Todd Ivins designed an extraordinary and decadent circus tent. Act 1 is set in front of the circus with trucks, props and rigging. Whilst Act 2 features the tent, flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theatre.

Further adding to the period feel are recreations of the original turn-of-the-century circus costumes designed by Angela Aaron. These costumes were inspired by authentic photographic collections, studying historical museum pieces and discussing with experts and historians. And accentuating the appropriate accents to the acts is music and soundtrack composed by Evan Jolly, who has composed many of Painter and Lawson’s international hits.

From flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theatre, exotic elephants, contortionists, acrobats, stilt-walkers and to other circus folk performing circus acts from history, CIRCUS 1903 is a unique and captivating circus extravaganza that is perfect for audiences of all ages.

CIRCUS 1903 – Get Your Tickets Now!

Season: From 18 April 2018

Venue: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Performance Times: Wednesday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday: 11am, 3pm & 7pm, Sunday: 11am, 3pm & 7pm.

Performance Info: Act 1: 40 minutes | Intermission: 15 minutes | Act 2: 35 minutes | Total running time: 90 minutes

Ticket Price: From $65 (Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket)

Booking: Web: or | Phone: +65 6688 8826 | In Person: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby). For more information please log onto –


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