A Night At The Circus - Journey

Sat Aug 8, 16:00 - Sun Sep 27, 22:00

Event is online



After two highly successful virtual screenings, Zip Zap presents our third in the ‘Night at the Circus’ series. JOURNEY is the very first production of our symphonic circus show. This is a compelling and ground-breaking artistic collaboration between Zip Zap Circus, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, New Apostolic Church KBA Choir and captivating soloist Robyn Botha. 


JOURNEY takes entertainment to the next level and promises to take you on a visual and sensory rollercoaster of pure amazement, jaw-dropping awe and sheer delight. Imagine circus daredevils soaring effortlessly through the sky, cartwheeling and tumbling, juggling and also suspended from gravity-defying heights, all harmoniously blended with stirring orchestral masterpieces. 


The circus acts are performed by ordinary children from Zip Zap who have progressed through the programmes andadvanced their skills to a world-class performance level. You will be amazed by their passion, showmanship, strength and agility – goosebumps are guaranteed your imagination will take flight! 


It is a breath-taking production with world class circus acts in tandem with a world class orchestra,” says Dr. Marlene Le Roux, CEO, Artscape Theatre Centre.


The show is under the direction of the charismatic Brandon Phillips, CPO’s resident conductor. 


“If I have one regret it is that I am facing the wrong way,says Phillips. 


This is a family friendly production that was originally performed and recorded at the Artscape Opera House in 2017. As this is a recording, we ask you to be mindful while viewing. We can assure you that the filming and broadcast quality is of a high standard.


Please note the extended window for viewing anytime ‘on-demand’ 


Many of our fans asked us for more time and time zones to view our circus magic. We have listened to your ask, so viewing will be available from 16h00 on Saturday, 8 August until 22h00 on Sunday 27 September.  That’s almost 7 weeks! 


Join us in the front row for our next show in the Night at the Circus series – Journey. 


Tickets are R 50 each – please kindly purchase a ticket for each viewer in your household.


Zip Zap Circus is a social circus based in Cape Town that uses the circus arts as a tool for youth development and social transformation. Working with children from diverse backgrounds, Zip Zap enables kids to ‘Dare to Dream’ and provides them with the tools to realize their dreams.


Credits list: 

Artistic Director: Brent van Rensburg 

Musical Director: Brandon Phillips

Orchestra: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Original film: Nic Good from Fresh Air Crew 

Singers: Robyn Botha and New Apostolic Church KBA Choir

Performers: Zip Zap students & professional performers


Optimize your screen quality: 

To optimize the screening resolution and enhance your viewing experience, please change your Quicket settings to 720dpi. 


Quicket technical support for viewing window: + 27 21 424 9308 or [email protected]

Zip Zap Academy – (021) 421 8622 (during office hours)


What is the viewing process?

Once you purchase your ticket(s), you will be sent a personalized link for the show. This link cannot be shared as it is unique to your username and password for your Quicket account. The link will become available for viewing anytime from 16h00 on 8 August to 22h00 on 27 September.

Do I need a password to view?

Every viewer will need to create a Quicket account to view the screening. Creating a Quicket account takes 1 minute – all you need is your email address and to create a password.

I did not get my link, what do I do?

Your event link may have been sent to your junk mail, please check first. If it’s not in your junk mail, please contact [email protected].

Please note: a donation is not a ticket. You will need to purchase a Single Ticket to get the viewing link.

When I click on the video in the event, it takes me to Vimeo?

The video is not available to view on Vimeo, please click the ‘play’ button on the bottom left corner of the video on the Quicket page.

If I want to donate, can I get a Section 18a Tax Certificate?

Yes, absolutely. All donors will be contacted by our fundraising team to send all relevant paperwork.

I would like to buy a ticket for a friend or family as a gift, what is the process?

  1. With each ticket purchase, Quicket will ask you to enter the recipient’s name, surname and email address which is unique for each ticket. If you are purchasing a few for your own home, you will enter the same email address in each case. Be sure to enter the correct email address for each recipient outside of your home.
  2. Make the purchase as per normal by entering all your relevant profile details and proceed to pay.
  3. The recipient/s will each receive a direct mail from Quicket, with a unique link.
  4. The recipient must click on the unique link, which takes them to Quicket to create their own profile (if they do not already have one). This involves entering their email address and creating their own unique Password. If they already have a Quicket profile, they will be prompted to enter their Password which will advise the show date and time
  5. Once the recipient clicks the link, it will ask for their Password (for their Quicket account) and allow access into the show
  6. Ta-da! Enjoy the show – we will see you in the front seat!