The Award-Winning Chinese State Circus is Returning to Sunderland

The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be at Sunderland from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th September in its fully heated big top venue.

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”.

Chinese State Circus

The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at Seaburn Recreation Park, Sunderland from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th September 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

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

Chinese State Circus

The nonstop action from start to the awesome finale as thrill follows thrill is set to a soaring musical score accompanied by the rhythmic beats of Chinese percussion.  It’s an outstanding acrobatic achievement that could until now 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”.

No gimmicks…no fakes…no retakes…quite simply…the incomparable Chinese State Circus.

Under licence  from Gandey World Class Productions

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.

Chinese State Circus

Phillip has spent a considerable time travelling extensively throughout China to select the very best circus artists 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.

Chinese State Circus


Chinese State Circus

Dynasty Tour

Booking Line: 0844 4155228 (BT 10pp) or


Seaburn Recreation Park, Sunderland, SR6 8AA

Tuesday 5th – Sunday 10th September


Tues – Fri                              4.45pm & 7.30pm

Saturday                              2.00pm, 4.45pm & 7.30pm

Sunday                                12 noon & 3.00pm



Adult                                     Child (2-12yrs)

Ringside                £36                                                   £32
Deluxe G/stand      £30                                                   £26
Front Circle            £26                                                   £22
Side Circle             £18                                                   £16
Rear Circle             £12                                                   £10

(restricted view)

Box office open Monday 4th September 10am – 8pm daily









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