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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great performance that kept the family entertained right til the end. Definitely a must do if in Shanghai.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rsmith80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main building is being refurbished so the performance is under a tent about 500 m up the road. Tent is warmed so even in winter it was comfortable. It is performed in the round and all seats have a good view ... We had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sasha M
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This was the perfect show to end our trip in China. The show is simple in structure as there are not elaborate sets but the acrobatics are absolutely fantastic. I totally recommend this show for the entire family. Be prepared for a few breathtaking moments!!!!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Halim M
Reviewed November 10, 2018

While in Shanhai we had the choice of going to :ERA: the Intersection of Time - a Chinese acrobatic show, Enjoyed a first class performance

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen C
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Went with no preconcived ideas. Told history of shanghai using acrobatic skills. We were a mixed goroup and we were all blown away. Fantastic night out

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flyingflynn13
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This is small sampling of the original show. It was an hour show and had skits and some interesting moments. But not the show I thought I was paying to see. Save your money for when they return to the original building. Clown skits had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank meows2002
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Great experience with amazing acrobatic and perfect show. Highly recommended event. Just go and enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 572frankl
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We are Americans living in Shanghai. We bring our visitors here. If you've never seen a Chinese acrobat show, this is a must-see. Unlike many things in China, the venue is easily navigated. There is really not a bad seat in the house (although the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 5ExpatsInAsia
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Overall amazing show and a must for first time tourists to shanghai. It has a subway stop and therefore its easy to go. One does not need a cab or bus transfer to go there. You can book online and in our case the hotel...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 541bhaskarc
Reviewed July 13, 2018

this show is definitely worth going to. there are a few acts that are really amazing and a few acts that are okay. i really liked the act with the man that balances a huge vase on top of his head. we had front row...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple,
while the main artery of excitement and entertainment
is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French
Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign
residents but displays a more commercial character.
Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and
trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing
Road, but areas off the busy street have the same
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from Debs C | Reviewed this property |
if I remember correctly, they said some time in Oct. But it will be in different venue. so I suggest you check on their official website for more detail.
June 18, 2018|
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Response from guptaashok_0511 | Reviewed this property |
about 1 1/2 hr.
Pascaline V
March 27, 2018|
Response from Anna-Maria U | Reviewed this property |
We had organized everything but 30 min before they let us come inside yhe building
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Entertainment in Shanghai (3 Replies)
We are considering one or more shows while in Shanghai. There seem to be several “Acrobatic” shows, including the ERA Acrobats at Shanghai Circus World and one at the Shanghai Acrobatic Dome. We also found the Shanghai Grand theater which has a variety of types of shows but they don’t have any shows listed yet for the period we plan to be their, next January during the Chinese New Year period. Are these shows purely for the tourist, as I’ve read they are only about 1 hour long? Are there...More
May 13, 2016|
Response fromdrdw|
Most local flavor performances would be probably off during Chinese New Year period.
Kanpur, India
Shanghai Circus World vs Era Acrobats (2 Replies)
Hi there On a 3 days trip to Shanghai which of the two attractions should be chosen or both. Thank you. Regards
August 02, 2015|
Response frombed_bug84|
Hi! I think Era is at Shanghai Circus World, IIRC. Era is the name of the show and Shanghai Circus World is the venue. I have seen it and thought it was fantastic and wish i'd taken more visitors there!