SLAPSTICK - 21 May, 12h00

Sat May 21, 12:00 - Sat May 21, 14:00

Zip Zap Circus School Dome


Back in the 1930s, the world descended into The Great Depression. It was a time of great hardship, doom, and gloom, and it was the ‘Big Top’ traveling circus that buoyed people’s spirits. Circus was a source of escapism, affordable family entertainment, and brought much-needed joy. 


Fast forward to 2021 and history repeats, as the world recovers from another pandemic and subsequent global depression. Reflective of the 30’s, may the magic of circus yet again provide the antidote for gloomy times.


Enjoy some much-needed upliftment and exhilaration Zip Zap’s all-new show - Slapstick!


Slapstick is a traditional circus show with an invigorating 1930’s twist, peppered with side-splitting comedy. This fun-filled, family show will transport audiences back to the era of Swing, Gypsy Jazz, The Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin. A celebration of the origination of Slapstick comedy, when ‘a pie in the face’ was popularized and exuberant colours were high fashion.


Slapstick will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, leave you in awe with breath-taking aerial displays, roaring with laughter at the comedic acrobatics and allow you to pack up your troubles – even just for a while – performed by the super-talented youth from the Zapper’s and Dare2Dream Programmes, the same troupe who performed at the international tennis Match in Africa #6 in 2020.


The Dome will be transformed into a theatrical circus picnic site. Just bring your picnic blankets and cushions!


Picnic spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can buy your yummy savoury picnic feast from Dish Food & Social right now with your tickets too! Each picnic box caters for 1 person (adult or child). Picnic orders will close 48 hours prior to the show.


Zip Zap is fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed to your safety.


Please kindly note:

  • An automatic discount of 10% will be applied for bookings of 10 or more.
  • No tickets on sale at the door.
  • Current Covid-19 regulations as per the government gazette will be implemented.
  •  No outside food or beverages will be permitted.
  • Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase from the Zip Zap Deli.
  • Zip Zap merchandise will be on sale.
  • Please take a moment to read the FAQs
  • Doors open one hour before the show and picnic spaces are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
  • This is a cash-free event: Credit / Debit Card & SnapScan only.


Discount packages available for school / NGO fundraisers. Email [email protected] for more information.


What time do doors open? Doors will open one hour before the show. Can I bring my own food and drinks? No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Snacks and drinks will be available for sale and picnic boxes will be available to pre-purchase on Quicket. When is the latest that I can order my picnic boxes? Picnic boxes will be available to purchase up to 48 hours before the show. They will be pre-packed and sanitized, ready for collection upon your arrival. What payment options will you have available? This will be a cash free event, with payment options being Snapscan or debit/credit card.Can I reserve my picnic space? Picnic spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please remember to bring your comfy picnic blankets and cushions! Is there safe and secure parking? While there is ample parking right outside the venue, and we will do our very best to ensure the car park remains safe, please ensure doors are locked and belongings are hidden out of sight. 


Standard Picnic Box for One (adults & children)

Chicken Caesar wrap

Roast Butternut, Sun-dried Tomato, Spinach & Feta Tart

Kettle-fried potato crisps

Crudité & hummus

Chocolate Cupcake with Rainbow Buttercream Icing

Vegan Picnic Box for One (adults & children)

Roast veg, pesto guacamole & rocket in a Coconut Wrap

Roast Butternut, Sun-dried Tomato, Spinach & Mushroom Tart (plant-based tart shell)

Kettle-fried potato crisps

Crudité & hummus

Vegan Carrot Cupcake with plant-based lemony buttercream

Gluten Free Picnic Box for One (adults & children)

Chicken Caesar salad in a Coconut Wrap

Roast Butternut, Sun-dried Tomato, Spinach & Feta in an Almond & Sesame Tart Shell

Kettle-fried potato crisps

Crudité & hummus

Gluten Free Carrot Cupcake with lemony buttercream


1. Terms & Conditions 1.1 The Terms of Use for Quicket are applicable for all orders and use of their website

2. Refunds policy: 2.1 No refunds shall be permitted should Zip Zap postpone the show for any reason whatsoever. Every ticket buyer will be contacted directly with a Google Form to be given the opportunity to select 'donation' or 'defer to next show'. It will remain the responsibility of the ticket buyer to complete the Google Form within 5 days of receiving. Failure to do so will result in the ticket buyer(s) purchase(s) to be considered as a donation to Zip Zap. 2.2 No refunds or deferrals will be permitted should the ticket buyer no longer want to attend the show.

3. Privacy Policy: 3.1 Zip Zap will take reasonable measures to protect all data provided by you.3.2 Zip Zap will ensure that your data is not used for any other purpose, or shared with any Third Party, unless written consent is provided by you.3.3 We are entitled to use or disclose your personal information if such use or disclosure is required to comply with any applicable law, subpoena, order of court or legal process served on us, or to protect and defend our rights or property. In the event of a fraudulent online payment, Zip Zap is entitled to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.3.4 Zip Zap undertakes to never sell or make your personal information available to any third party other than as provided for in these terms and conditions.


SLAPSTICK - 21 May, 12h00
Zip Zap Circus School Dome
D F Malan St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
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