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Chinese State Circus - Dynasty


The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is heading to Leeds and returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”.


The incomparableChinese State Circuswill be playing at theHarewood Housefrom Thursday 27th October to Sunday 30th October in its fully heated big top venue.

Breathtaking in its simplicity, “DYNASTY” projects into a contemporary setting an art form that has thrilled audiences for more than 2,000 years where low-tech everyday objects are transformed into hi-tech acrobatic equipment. Hurtling porcelain jars...dynamically spinning plates...balancing upon gigantic pyramids of tables and chairs framed by the delicate strands of silk supporting cascading aerialists.


“Never has such excitement been generated in a theatre. The whole audience hangs breathless” Manchester Evening News

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Stunning world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors.

The nonstop action from start to awesome finale as thrill follows thrill is set to a soaring musical score accompanied by the rhythmic beats of Chinese percussion. Its outstanding acrobatic achievement that could until now could only be created video through special effects – yet performed live in front of an audience what seems impossible becomes a reality. It is what has earned the CHINESE STATE CIRCUS the accolade “incomparable”.

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The history of the Chinese State Circus spans 25 years when it was conceived by Creative Director Phillip Gandey who became the first Circus Director in Europe to obtain permission from the Chinese Cultural authorities to be allowed to tour a Big Top production of his own creation performed entirely by Chinese acrobats.

Phillip has spent a considerable time travelling extensively throughout China to select the very best circus artistes who will not only be worthy of continuing the proud and unequalled tradition of acrobatic excellence in the Chinese State Circus but also be capable of raising the “incomparable” standards to even higher contemporary heights.

“In our latest production we have returned to the pure and honest perfection in acrobatics upon which our reputation is based,” said Phillip. “We have the world class artistes capable of performing the excellence required. In “DYNASTY” we have created a show with:

no retakes...quite simply...the incomparable Chinese State Circus.”
Chinese State Circus
Dynasty Tour

Heated Big Top Venue, Harewood House, Leeds, LS17 9LG
Thursday 27th October – Sunday 30th October

Thurs 27th & Fri 28th Oct - 2.30pm & 6pm
Saturday 29th Oct - 2pm, 5pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 30th Oct - 2pm & 5pm

Booking: 0843 208 0500 (BT 10pp) or

Adult Concession
Ringside £28 £24
Grandstand £24 £20
Side View £20 £16
Rear View £16 £12
Family Ticket - - £45 – 2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 children to Grandstand seats
Box Office open on site from Tuesday 25th October - daily 9.30am to 8pm

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