Looking at ShanghaiCircus World from the outside, you wouldn’t necessarily think that
it contained a circus. It looks more like a giant golf ball than a
traditional circus, but appearances can be deceiving. Covering a
massive 2,2500 square kilometers, it has long held the accolade of
China's number one circus.
So what’s the story behind this strange, glittering dome of
fun? The complex is situated on Gonghe Xin Lu Road, and integrates
traditional circus acts, acrobatics, magic, dancing and music into
popular extravaganza performances.
Shanghai Circus World is internationally-renowned. The world famous
Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe performs here regularly, attracting
audiences from across the globe. Since it first opened to public in
1999, Shanghai Circus World has been the setting for more than 800
performances. It has been the location for many important art and
culture events like the closing ceremony of the 1999 Shanghai