Circus show will go on – with animals

Hendrick Mphande

THE McLaren Circus will not be put off by a group of “terrorists or extremists” objecting to entertainment using wild animals.

The first Port Elizabeth performance is scheduled for Monday.

But already it has attracted attention, with residents taking to Facebook to object to the circus and calling for Walmer’s DF Malherbe High School to withdraw as a venue for the circus and for the public to boycott the performances, which run until January 5.

(Information according to McLaren Circus website.)


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The Herald is giving five readers a chance to win double ringside tickets for the opening of the McLaren Circus on Monday. Get your copy of The Herald for details.

The cost of the tickets are:

  • Side Raised Chairs: R70 per person
  • Raised Chairs: R90 per person
  • Ringside Chairs: R110per person
  • Children under the age of three years old enter for free (babies may sit on parents’ lap).

The ticket office is at the circus site and is open on show days from 10am to 8pm. Ticket holders are allowed access to the Big Top from 30 minutes prior to each show. Bookings close one hour before show time. For telephonic bookings and enquiries call: 082 747 5726 or 016 424 1805.

December show dates and times:

23 Monday: 7:30pm

24 Tuesday 3pm & 7.30pm

25 Wednesday No Shows

26 Thursday 3pm & 7.30pm

27 Friday 3pm & 7.30pm

28 Saturday 3pm & 7.30pm

29 Sunday 3pm

30 Monday 3pm & 7:30pm

31 Tuesday 3pm & 7:30pm

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