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Shanghai Acrobatics Show

What is acrobatics

Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts in China; it started from Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC). Originally acrobatics came out people's movements for performing rigorous labor and also their self-defense skills. It is believed that the early performance is "walking on three-meter-high stilts while juggling seven gaggers". Then it developed into an entire art form.

Chinese acrobatics can also be called a national art. The basics of Chinese Acrobatic are balancing, tumbling, dancing, flexibility, and strength are taught in the first two years, and students spend the next 3-5 years perfecting specific acts. Then, they will do their first performances when they reach the age of 16 or so.

The acrobatics in Shanghai is always a highlight for visitors. There are two famous Shanghai Acrobatic Theatres. Varieties of exciting programs with countless near-impossible feats of flexibility, strength, endurance, and sheer will-power are performed on stage that will leave you completely astounded.

Shanghai Acrobatics Show

Shanghai Acrobatics Show
One-handed hanging Balance of three batches of cups

Depth-Introdution to Shanghai Acrobatics

Shanghai Acrobatics is a must-see program for travelers. There are two famous Shanghai Acrobatic Theatres: Shanghai Circus World and Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. Performances are held almostly each night and last for about 1.5 - 2 hours.

Shanghai Acrobatics Show

Shanghai Acrobatics Show
Pagoda of Benches Body balance

Shanghai Circus World is the site to witness circus programs, acrobatics, singing and dancing performances as well as international magic show. The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, usually regarded as better than the former one, is one of the best in China. An acrobatic show has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in Shanghai. You can enjoy gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking, and plate-spinning acts at the following stages.

Where to see Shanghai Acrobatic Show:

ChinaTourGuide.com highly recommends a splendid acrobatic show in shanghai --- Portman Acrobatic Show, on 4th floor of the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, performed by Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe which is a well-known Chinese professional acrobatics performing group which was founded in 1951.

Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show

Shanghai Acrobatic ShowAddress: Shanghai Center Theatre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai ( 4th floor of the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel )
Show Time: 19:30 - 21:00, Daily
Highlights: Chinese acrobatics combined with Western acrobatics
Acrobatic Show Name: Huangpu River Sensation

Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show (19:30 - 21:00 pm)
Ticket Class VIP Zone A Zone B Zone
Rack Rate USD 51 USD 41 USD 31
Discount Rate USD 42 USD 34 USD 27
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Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show Booking Tips

After you select a ticket class in above table, later you shall select show date&time and submit your information, then make payment online by Paypal, then you will get a ticket confirmation voucher in 12 hours.
Ticket Confirmation Voucher: How to get show ticket(s)?
After make payment online to us, the Ticket confirmation voucher will be sent to you via email. You will get show ticket(s) just by displaying our ticket confirmation voucher to the theatre staffs at the theatre, and they will help you to find the seat.
If it is fully booked, what can we do? 100% Refund Guarrantee:
With a long-term contract with Portman Theatre, we can hold seats till 6:00 pm every show day. If it is already fully booked on the required day, we will inform you via email as soon as possible, ask if you need to change a show day, or need 100% refund. Thousands of our clients have paid through PayPal to book tickets in this way. In case when we find out the tickets have been sold out on the day you required, we guarantee to send 100% refund to your Paypal account immediately.
Urgent Booking: How to go to the theatre?
You can directly contact us by Email or call 0086-20-22822388 or 37251788 to make a urgent booking. Please see the transportation guide below. Also the theatre address has been written in Chinese on the confirmation voucher so that you can print it and display it to the taxi driver.
Want to cancel the booking? Want to change the show date?
No cancellation fee if you change or cancel the booking 48 hours prior to the show day. We will send the refund to your paypal account minus the transaction fee.
If you cancel the booking in 48 hours, there is no refund to you, because the theatre will charge us 100% of the ticket cost.
Please inform us 48 hours prior to the show day, we will check the availability for seats and contact you as soon as possible. But if we can not change to another day you required, we will recommend another day, or send the refund to your paypal account as required.
For more question about this show, please contact our trip advisor.

Transportation Guide:

Location: Shanghai Center Theatre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai ( 4th floor of the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel )
Bus: Take No.24, No.18, No.23 to Nanjing West Road Stop or Shannxi North Road Stop.
Metro: Take Line 2 to Jing'an Temple Station
Surrounding: Jing'an Temple, Nanjing Road, etc.

Huangpu River Sensation

Huangpu River Sensation, a production with strong Shanghai features, was presented by Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe in 2005 at Shanghai Center Theater. The program consists of 3 parts-- "Autumn Day", "Moon Reflection" and "Rosy Clouds"-- showing the vicissitudes of Shanghai: "Grand Feast" and "Lovers at the Bund" tell the story of yesterday; "Juggler in the Bar" reflects the charm of today; "Hoop Diving" and "Magic Illusion" predicts the development of tomorrow. Some acts such as "Play Dooly", 'silk Stripes" and "Pyramid of Chairs" are the "Gold Lion Award" winners at China National Acrobatic Competitions.

Performers juggling with their hats Cross Rings

Shanghai Acrobatic Show Programme List

Hula Hoops Jolly Cook Squeezing through the Barrel Juggling Benches Pagoda of Bowls
Nose Balancing Glasses Balancing Cross Rings Plate Spinning Playing-card Miracles
Squeezing through the Barrier for two girls Modeling Soft body for girls Bowler Hats and Sticks Balancing on the Chair Kick the Bowls on Rocking Board
Pagoda of Benches Jumps from spring board performers Foot Juggling Hoop Diving on the table Jar Juggling
Climb Bamboo Play diabolo Bicycle Skill Foot Juggling Skill of two boys
Head Walking Kicking Bowls on the Bicycle Comics Grand Teeterboard Cross Teeterboard

  • Juggling Hats
  • Handstand
  • Balancing
  • Glasses Balancing
  • Nose Balancing
  • Modeling Soft Body
  • Bowls and Sticks
  • Cross Rings

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