The Circus was in town!

Another delayed blogpost about the fabulous Great Moscow Circus which was in town from the end of October through to Christmas.

No animals were involved in the performances

It is worth noting that we checked that there were no animal acts at the circus before purchasing tickets. This was a concern on social media sites too and many people were checking that there were no animal acts before buying tickets. I found that reassuring – people no longer accept the abuse of animals for entertainment – the world is changing.

When was the circus in town?

From 25th October 2018 through to Christmas.

Tue – Fri: 7.30pm
Sat & Public Holidays: 12pm & 4pm
Sun: 11am & 3pm

Where was it?

The Mighty Big Top, Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands.

How much?

Tickets started at S$85 each but there were many discounts and promotions were available once the circus commenced.

VIP: $155
Ringside: $145
Premium: $135
A Reserve: $155
B Reserve: $95
C Reserve: $85

Child and Senior Prices were also available. We went for B Reserve tickets at the 4pm Saturday show and had a good view from the side of the ring towards the back. We bought tickets well in advance to secure good seats but I don’t think it would have mattered much where in the Big Top anyone sat as all the views appeared to be good; (unless you were sat behind one of the huge metal supports for the Big Top and those seats appeared to be empty anyway.)

All the thrills and spills of the Big Top

The circus came direct from Moscow and “the circus capital of the world” (so the promo material told us) and included many international acts from all over Europe, Russia and the rest of the world. “THE GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS” returned to Singapore for the first time in over 10 years. It was a great show with over 45 performers including acrobats, clowns, jugglers, daredevils – really, heart stopping moments, contortionists, trampolinist, magicians and more, all with the theatrical flair you’d expect at the circus. There were so many great acts that I cannot remember them all. The speed and agility of some acts would have been unbelievable if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.

The Giant Wheel (see video below) was a heart stopping display of agility and acrobatics whilst running on a huge rotating hamster wheel. The motorbike “Sphere of Fear” was the final act and it’s difficult to describe how so many motorbikes fitted into such a small space racing around and not touching each other. It was incredible.

If the circus is ever back in town it is well worth a visit and a great family day out with great entertainment.

The trampolinists jumped through the gaps!
This contortionist was incredible
A British juggler and balancing act