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.
We have put together a Social Story in conjunction with National Autistic Society Aylesbury Vale Branch, to support audience members on the autistic spectrum. We hope this helps. Click here to download it.
Rock of Ages
Audio Described: Friday 4 July, 8.30pm (Touch Tour Time TBC)
Annie Get Your Gun
Audio Described: Thursday 24 Jul, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1.15-1.45pm)
Importance of Being Earnest
Captioned: Saturday 11 Oct, 2.30pm
Audio Described: TBC
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.
There are plenty of car parks nearby Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. There are over 1600 spaces within easy walking distance of the Theatre including a multi-storey car park in Walton Street (for sat navs enter HP21 7QP), and Upper Hundreds car park. The Exchange Street car park is now open opposite the theatre.
Waterside Car Park (serving Waitrose, Travel lodge and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre customers)
Floor 3 of the pay and display car park is available for Theatre patrons.For more information on parking please follow http://eplanning.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/applications/avdc_car_parks/Aylesbury/aylesbury.htm
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)
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7614
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 (bkg fee)
Stage Door / Admin:* 01296 74 5100
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
Bank Holiday Opening Hours
Friday: 10am - 5pm as normal
Saturday: 10am - 5pm as normal
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm as normal
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.