FAQ

What Acts will I see?

The troupe of highly skilled young Kiwi artists perform a dizzying array of acts,
including  Aerial Tissu, Juggling,  Roué Cyr (Simple wheel), Hula Hoops,
Trapeze, Chinese pole, ,Clown routines , Object Manipulation, Aerial Hoop,
Acrobatics and Adagio

What format is the show?

The show is based on a classic Circus/Vaudeville format presented in a ring with
the Ringmaster providing continuity with a steady banter of classic one liners and
short vaudeville routines such as Diablo, Hats, Cigar Boxes and more. Our aim is to
provide the audience with a “Fantastic contemporary animal free Circus in a beautiful
classic big top”

What age group is the show suitable for?

The simple answer. All ages! Most acts run 3-5 minutes so attention spans are not over
taxed, We try for a show that runs on different levels with aspects of the humor aimed
at the adult audience alongside the many sight gags for the wee ones. With over a 100
performances of this tour so far, we have had great feed back from everyone from 3 till
93 and even manage to get a grin out of the most uninterested teens. Family concessions
apply to any mixed age group.

What is the Performers Background.

One of Circus Aotearoa’s aims is to provide a Ring to work in and a tent to work under
for graduates of New Zealand’s very own world recognized Circus school, Christchurch’s
Circo arts http://www.cpit.ac.nz/subjects/circoarts. These young, talented, hardworking
young Kiwi and Aussie performers’ are guided by and perform with and along side our
more experienced and seasoned performers, all of whom have worked and shown in New Zealand and the world over.

Why Animal free?

Circus Aotearoa chose to be animal free, right from conception. While we
understand that a Touring Circus of old, was one of the highlights of rural life,
filling many more roles than it does today for country populations. Providing for
many, the only opportunity of ever seeing an exotic animal, of any kind. Those days
have passed, and as society has moved forward, Circus has to, and should do the same.

How long does the show last and what is available to buy?

The show runs 90min and has a 10-15 intermission so total show time including
intermission is 1 hour 45 minutes. Fresh Pop Corn and hand rolled Fresh Candy
Floss along with drinks, lolly bags are available.

How do I book tickets?

Bookings may be made by using the online form, or phone and text bookings to 022 650 5325 or call into the site box office any show day from 10.00 am onwards.

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