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Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
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6 events
3 reviews
25 stars
Spreckle's has underground valet parking for $10. If you can find treat parking, that's probably better.
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66 events
50 reviews
164 stars
Be aware that the theater is not set up for even mildly disables persons for any where except the orchestra seats. You must let Goldstar know in advance if you cannot climb stairs or if you have a problem with steeply pitched balconies. That said, they are very very accommodating when you do give them warning.
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New Shanghai Circus
40 ratings
4.3 average rating
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50 events
27 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Excellent skills, costumes, and length of show. Venue very atmospheric.

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70 events
38 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Exactly what you expected - many people jumping the whatnot all across the stage. Super time.

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11 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Excellent acrobatics. My guest thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Everyone was delighted with the skill poise, charm and flourish…a very entertaining show…2,000 kids and their parents assembled for the Boston debut of the New Shanghai Circus.”—The Boston Globe* *

  • **"Fantastic."—CBS News


Acts you will see at the show include: 

Contortionism: Using strength and balance, contortionists gracefully bend themselves into beautiful and bewildering positions. The contortion girl bends her body imitating the growing of lotus, showing the softness and gentleness of the human form.

Foot Juggling: Performers use their feet to juggle rugs, jars, umbrellas and even a table. **

Kung Fu:* Acrobats tumble, flip, jump, kick and create intricate poses reminiscent of Chinese martial arts. *

Slack Wire:* A performer bounces on an elastic tight rope, while executing flips and turns in the air then plays with a hula-hoop while riding a unicycle on the wire: Stunning!  *

Chinese Yo-Yo** ensemble exhibits exquisite skills – they catapult their yo-yos above the stage, do flips and recover their toys – outfitted in stunning costumes.

Hoop Divers: The male hoop divers take it to the extreme by diving through hoops that are in motion.

Seesaw: A simple schoolyard seesaw, or springboard, is the vehicle that catapults a young lady from the board through the air to the shoulders of an acrobat standing atop shoulders three people high.

Jar Juggler: The young** jar juggler uses only his back and shoulders holding a huge jar, also catches it on the edge atop his head. *

Strap climbing**: This type of acrobatics shares a lot with gymnastics and martial arts, with long term physical and mental training and great bravery, the strap climbers make incredible human statues on the stage.

About the Ticket Supplier: Artbeat

Artbeat began with a love of music. From studying the piano at the age of five, to learning the acoustic bass and hearing Thelonius Monk as a teenager in New York, that love eventually grew to encompass all the performing arts. And there lay the origin of Artbeat.

Artbeat is a not-for-profit arts presenting organization that was formed by David Shaw in Ashland, Oregon in 1987. In addition to seven tours of ’Ain’t Misbehavin’,’ Artbeat also toured ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’ and ‘Shirley Valentine,’ starring Helen Reddy.

Presenting world music, dance and jazz in 40 West Coast communities, Artbeat is committed to bringing the very best in cultural entertainment to communities that appreciate the arts but may be off the beaten track and under-served.

Artbeat renovated and presented in Oregon’s Old Ashland Armory, and raised funds for the Historic Everett Theater restoration. Preserving a community’s interest in the arts and it’s theatrical facilities is crucial to sustaining a community’s culture and vitality.