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 £4.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
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There are 5 wheelchair spaces for customers who choose to remain in there wheelchairs throughout the performance. There are also carer seats located either next to, or directly in front or behind the wheelchair space.
There are 6 steps up, with handrails, to the main entrance, then swing doors into the foyer. A ramp is situated to the far right of the doors near to the entrance to Breezes. Two sets of double doors give access to the rear of the stalls, which slopes down (no stairs) to the front row. There is a lift, or a flight of 22 steps, from the foyer to the circle bar. From the bar there are two entrances to the circle, both with double swing doors and 11 steps to a centre gangway, from which there are 6 steps down to the front row and 5 steps up to the back row.
There is also a Café/Bar/Bistro linked to the theatre, which is fully accessible to the disabled and wheelchair users.
The box office is situated on the road side of the building with two flat entrances with heavy swing doors, automatic opening doors are situated to the left of the box office operated by pressing the red button on the wall the counter is 90 cms high, with a writing shelf situated in the middle of the 2 sales counters, The rows with better leg room in the stalls are the front row, V36/42, all side gangway seats and Circle row G.
We have an Infra-red hearing system installed, please ask for a headset at the sweet kiosk in the foyer (Available for a refundable £5 deposit).
Limited signed performances, please ask for details.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
Fully accessible toilets are located from the stalls wheelchair spaces through the fire exit on the right, also from the main foyer through the double swing doors through to the Café-Bar.
We are located on Torbay Road in Torquay. Postal Code TQ2 5EZ There is ample parking nearby in either the Sheddon Hill, Marina or Fleet Walk car parks plus limited parking available on the road.
Torquay train station is located just along the seafront, about a 20 minute walk away from the Theatre. For more information and train times please check National Rail.
There are bus stops located on Torbay road, approximately 3 minutes walk from the theatre. Stagecoach number 12 and 12A buses, stop just along the road, about a 5 minute walk from the Theatre. Also the First Group X80 services the theatre. For more information on Bus Times please check First Group or Stagecoach.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3023 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 3043 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Open until 15 minutes after the start of an evening performance.
If there is a show on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday - open from 4pm
Our café-bar Breezes is open throughout the day and into the evening on performance nights and serves everything from a warming coffee and home-made cake on a cold winter’s morning to a full three course meal, or a cool glass of wine in the evening sunshine before heading into the show. We also have a function room with stunning views overlooking Torbay and Torquay Marina and have a selection of party catering packages available. Please call us for more information or to book a table for your pre-theatre meal 01803 206380. Take a look at Breezes' here and here..