Circus 1903

Golden Age of the Circus Comes Alive

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Step right up! Step right up!

The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.

Sensational puppetry puts elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more!

Discover the golden age of circus this summer as CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus sets to captivate audiences of all ages.

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Tue, Sep 26 - Sun, Oct 1, 2017


Tickets are available now as part of SunTrust Broadway’s season seat packages. Season ticket packages can be purchased at, the Ticket Center at DPAC or by calling DPAC at 919.281.0595. After our season seat campaign ends, any remaining seats to this individual show will go on sale later this year (late summer or early fall dates to be announced). For more information or if you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].


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Dates / Times

  • Tue, Sep 26, 2017 • 7:30 PM
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  • Wed, Sep 27, 2017 • 7:30 PM
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  • Thu, Sep 28, 2017 • 7:30 PM
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  • Fri, Sep 29, 2017 • 8:00 PM
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  • Sat, Sep 30, 2017 • 2:00 PM
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  • Sat, Sep 30, 2017 • 8:00 PM
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  • Sun, Oct 1, 2017 • 1:00 PM
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  • Sun, Oct 1, 2017 • 6:30 PM
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Age Restriction

Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at this performance. Children must be able to sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests. As a further courtesy to our guests, DPAC recommends one parent or chaperone for every one child in attendance.

Camera Policy

Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.

Content Advisory

Doors Open

Lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to the start of the event and doors to the seating area open 30 minutes prior. 

Event Schedule

The exact schedule for this performance including the time of any intermissions and the length of the show have not been set yet. Please check this space the week of the event for these added details.

Safety First - Bag Check

For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected].

Weather Policy

All performances scheduled at DPAC normally take place as planned. For more information on our inclement weather policy, please visit INCLEMENT WEATHER FAQ.

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