Rhapsody - A philharmonic Circus

What’s on at Zip Zap Circus

Zip Zap’s philharmonic circus show Rhapsody
runs from 3-6 November 2022 at Artscape
Ticket sales are open on Computicket
Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
Zip Zap Circus

What’s on at Zip Zap Circus

Catch Zip Zap’s philharmonic circus Rhapsody the Artscape Opera House before it goes to Paris

Last updated: 25 October 2022

Everyone needs a Zip Zap evening. Here's your opportunity to see the famous circus troupe’s daring acrobatics and flawless display of aerial skills before they head to Paris. Zip Zap’s philharmonic circus show Rhapsody premieres 3 November at the Artscape's Opera House. Then it goes to play in Europe’s biggest dome-style circus tent (seats 5000!) Cirque Phenix.

A breathtaking production with world-class circus acts and orchestra. Image: Zip Zap Circus


Rhapsody includes traditional and contemporary acts, accompanied by a 17-piece big band and two dynamic Cape Town vocalists.

The musical showcase of acrobatic skill set to the foot-stopping sounds of a live troupe of musicians is a must-see. Dr Marlene Le Roux, CEO of Artscape Theatre Centre, calls Rhapsody a “breathtaking production with world-class circus acts in tandem with a world-class orchestra.” There are only six shows, playing from Thursday, 3 November until Sunday, 6 November 2022.


Rhapsody combines Zip Zap’s daring acrobatic acts with the magic of exceptional musical talent, led by Chad Hendricks, the renowned Cape Town orchestral conductor, and Josh Hawks, original bass player and singer for pop group Freshlyground.

Janine and Riyaan Cornelius, two of Cape Town's dynamic singers, are also part of the troupe of musicians.

See and feel the magic of a live philharmonic circus show, Rhapsody. Image: Zip Zap Circus


Rhapsody forms part of Zip Zap’s 30-year anniversary celebrations. For three decades, the company has used the circus as a vehicle for social and professional upliftment, giving kids the opportunity to dream by nurturing new talents through the circus acts.


This show will delight every member of the family because of the jaw-dropping acrobatic feats and the range of musical talent.

It’s also the type of experience that will thrill a team as an end-of-year party. For corporate bookings and more information on a VIP Lounge Experience, you can mail events@zip-zap.co.za.


See these South African artists; phenomenal talent and passion before they head to France to complete a 3-month run at the Cirque Phénix.

“After a wonderfully successful season of MOYA in Johannesburg, the cast can’t wait for Cape Town to see our philharmonic circus show, Rhapsody,” says Brent van Rensburg, co-founder and artistic director at Zip Zap.

World-class entertainment to set your festive-season scene. Image: Joan Ward


Where: Artscape Opera House
Date and Time: 
Thursday, 3 November: 7pm
Friday, 4 November: 3pm and 7pm
Saturday, 5 November: 3pm and 7pm
Sunday, 6 November: 3pm
The show runs for 90-minutes, excluding a 20-minute interval.
Ticket Prices: R190 - R350
Booking: Through Computicket. Secure your seat for this philharmonic circus show
Corporate and group bookings, VIP lounge: Contact events@zip-zap.co.za

Scenes from Zip Zap’s previous philharmonic circus show. Image: Joan Ward



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