Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus


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Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come discover his irrepressible spirit as he rediscovers his own vibrant compositions, the notes lifting off the page through the physical comedy and mischievous antics of diving acrobats.

Designed to amaze people from 3+, this skilful show reinvents the composer’s music featuring two of Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists. Joined onstage by a musician, they initiate audience participation with the wave of a conductor’s baton. Since 2010, the Australian ensemble ‘at the forefront of contemporary circus’ (Guardian) have presented five hit productions here under Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

Read our Visual Story (PDF, 7833KB) and helpful Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 70KB) before your visit. 

Duration: 50 minutes/no interval
Age guidance: 3+

Wed 19 Dec, 11 am
Relaxed performance
This performance of Wolfang’s Magical Musical Circus is suited to those with learning disabilities, sensory or communication needs.

For this performance there will be a chill-out space available in the Pit foyer should you need to leave the performance. You will be very welcome to come back in at any point.

A visual story, which gives information about the theatre and the show is now available to help support your visit.  If you would like to receive the visual story by email, discuss a specific requirement or receive further information please contact the Theatre team – theatre@barbican.org.uk or 020 7638 4141 extn 7434

Presented by the Barbican.

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£8 per ticket. Call the Groups line on 020 7382 7211.

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Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Click here for more info on our Access Membership scheme. Please inform the Box Office of your access requirements when booking, and our staff will advise you on seating, pricing, car parking and our facilities. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

Corporate Discounts
25% off tickets subject to availability. Click here for more information.

Discounts are not available on lowest price tickets and are subject to availability. Discounts do not apply to associated talks, films or workshops. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.

*Excludes £3 booking fee


‘Enjoy the pratfalls, japes and tumbles of Australian contemporary circus company Circa’s hyperactive performance‘
‘A great introduction to contemporary circus, and Mozart, for younger audiences‘
‘A seriously brilliant display of acrobatic talent‘
Wee Review
‘Rock stars of the circus world‘
‘A delightful and unique experience for children (and their grown-ups)‘
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man dressed as mozart jumping

Listen: Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

A selection of the original compositions by Mozart that are used in the show.

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Watch: audience reactions to Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

Experience the latest family-friendly production from Circa, featuring a fusion of circus, movement and music. 


Kids eat free

One child under 12 eats free for every adult ordering a main meal

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