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Circo Aereo (Finland)
24 – 26 May 2019 Fri – Sun
Fri: 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm & 5pm
24 May 2019 : 7.30pm
25 & 26 May 2019 : 2pm & 5pm
1hr (no intermission)
Esplanade Recital Studio

Admission ageAdmission for ages 6 and above.

No admission once performance has commenced.


Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $28

Early Bird Savings

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Enjoy 25% off four tickets to the same show or across applicable shows (The Artist, The Pigeoning and Giant's Table). Valid until 28 Apr 2019.

Regular early bird specials (non-members)

Enjoy 20% off four tickets to the same show or across applicable shows (The Artist, The Pigeoning and Giant's Table). Valid until 28 Apr 2019.


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(from 29 Apr 2019)

White card: 10% savings
Black card: 15% savings

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Tote Board Arts Grant

All Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

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"A rib-tickling delight." The Times, UK
“The sense of invention and play is captivating for all ages” The Stage
“Thomas Monckton is a master of manipulating his own body, creating strange and hilarious physical works” Time Out London

An artist arrives in his paint-spattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration, but his focus strays and the blank canvas taunts him. Suddenly, every task is filled with challenges, until chaos is unavoidable.

Combining hilarious clowning and physical theatre, The Artist is created by award-winning Thom Monckton and Circo Aereo, and directed by Sanna Silvennoinen. Since its premiere in 2017, the production has garnered praise at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and the London International Mime Festival 2019.

The Artist is supported by Finnair.

About Circo Aereo & Thom Monckton

Circo Aereo is an international contemporary circus group from Finland. Founded in 1996, the company has created 30+ contemporary circus performances and toured in over 40 countries. The company holds base in Finland and France and collaborates frequently with musicians, dancers, visual artists and other circus companies. Sanna Silvennoinen is one of the three artistic leaders of the company, together with Maksim Komaro and Jani Nuutinen.

Thom Monckton is a performer, director, and teacher of physical based performance originally from a tiny town in the north island of New Zealand, now based in Helsinki. His previous collaboration with Circo Aereo, entitled The Pianist, has played to rave reviews at festivals across the world.

Looking to develop or sharpen your skills in the physical aspects of theatre and comedy? Join us for the Physical Articulation for Theatre and Comedy – A Workshop by Thom Monckton.

Things To Note

Temporary closure of the Esplanade Roof Terrace (Level 4) | More info 

Admission for ages 6 and above, unless otherwise stated.

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