Step right up! Step right up! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.
Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, high wire and much more! Discover the golden age of circus this summer as CIRCUS 1903 sets to captivate audiences of all ages.
The elephants featured in Circus 1903 are puppets, brought to life by the talented team at Significant Object (the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse). Circus 1903 is a very unique show in that it takes aspects of the traditional circus but puts a fresh, innovative and more humane spin on them. One of those new directions is using carefully constructed and realistic puppets in place of actual animals.
When to arrive:
60 minutes before
Children who have celebrated their first birthday are required to purchase a ticket. Standard cameras are allowed, however, video cameras may not be brought into the theater.
Please note ARRIVE EARLY: Please arrive one-hour prior to showtime. All packages, including briefcases and pocketbooks, will be inspected prior to entry.
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 10001
STEP RIGHT UP! STEP RIGHT UP! Welcome to the world of Circus 1903 – it’s the circus reimagined, a show for all ages!
Experience nearly two hours of edge-of-your-seat entertainment with an incredible cast of the most unique, spellbinding and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the globe. Sensational puppetry puts elephants back in the ring as never seen before while Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the magic of the circus.
From astonishing acrobatics and awe-inspiring aerialists, to heart-stopping high-wire feats, you won’t want to miss this thrilling, brand new show!
Here are a few things to remember as you plan your visit: Most children are familiar with entertainment that happens on television and computer monitors. Explain that this will be different, because there will be a story happening live in front of them. The story doesn't stop if you leave the room, but there will be a break in the middle.
Have fun! But, be safe as well as considerate to those around you. Please don't allow your child to stand on chairs or put your child on your shoulders.
Circus 1903 is 2 hours long. It's a very unique show in that it takes aspects of the traditional circus but puts a fresh, innovative and more humane spin on them. One of those new directions is using carefully constructed and realistic puppets in place of actual animals.