Lean back, relax and forget about your daily routine. Welcome to Mother Africa - the Circus of the Senses. Come and join us on a stirring journey to the colourful world of Africa and a celebration of its glorious attitude to life in a veritable firework display of circus art and emotion. Artists from nine different countries, vivid costumes, foot-tapping rhythms, breathtaking acrobatics, energetic dancing and the sheer joy of life - that’s Mother Africa.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 45m
Lean back, relax and forget about your daily routine. Welcome to Mother Africa - the Circus of the Senses. Come and join us on a stirring journey to the colourful world of Africa and a celebration of its glorious attitude to life in a veritable firework display of circus art and emotion. Artists from nine different countries, vivid costumes, foot-tapping rhythms, breathtaking acrobatics, energetic dancing and the sheer joy of life - that’s Mother Africa.
Over 1 million spectators have been enthralled by Mother Africa on its tours of Europe, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand during the last six years, and it was a big hit on its UK debut at last August’s Edinburgh Fringe, leading Edfest magazine to declare: 'I don’t think a single audience member left unimpressed or disappointed', while The List described it as: 'A vitamin injection of sunshine'. The Dominion Post (New Zealand) summed Mother Africa up as: 'The Lion King on steroids'.
The universal acclaim that greets Mother Africa wherever it plays has now led to its first tour of the UK in March 2013. So roll up, roll up – and prepare to be amazed!
'This show has something for all members of the family indeed'
Three Weeks, Edinburgh
**** 'An explosion of energy and virtuosity'
The Skinny, UK
**** 'Almost every minute is pure delight'
The List, UK
'Think Cirque Du Soleil with an abundant African flavour'
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect.
We have many accessible performances and offerings available including Audio Described, Captioned, BSL and Relaxed Performances and Dementia Friendly Screenings.
Please contact Access
Champion Christopher Leathers to request the Visual Story, find out more about
our accessible offerings and to join our Access Membership Scheme where you can
book concession tickets online, by phone or in person. Click here to contact Christopher.
There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the stalls and two in Circle 1
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has an infra-red sound amplification system with headsets and necklaces. Necklace: Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset: This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There are separate, accessible toilet facilities located at each of the principal seating levels.
The Chiltern Rail service links Aylesbury with London Marylebone. The town's station is a five minute walk from the Theatre.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is located within 200 metres of Aylesbury's main bus station.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is a landmark building conveniently located on the edge of Aylesbury Town Centre, on the corner of Exchange Street and Walton Street.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups Bookings: 0333 009 5394 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 01296 74 5100
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Box Office Counter Sales:
The Box Office is situated in the main foyer of the theatre and is open Mon - Sat 10am until 15mins after the last performance begins.
On days where there are no performances we close at 5pm.
On Sundays and Public Holidays we are closed unless there is a performance in which case we open 2 hours prior to the show and close 15mins after the last performance begins.