Once Upon A Time
Music with Malcolm
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The Cirk is an entertainment and performance company dedicated to sharing the love of cirque arts. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, our skilled artists have enchanted audiences across the continent with thrilling performances. Our team boasts an extensive repertoire of specialty aerial and ground acts, thoughtfully constructed for both standalone shows and corporate events.

At the Cirk, our goal is to inspire creative expression and art in its many forms, bringing the magic of cirque to everyone in a way that is unforgettable, unique, and of unparalleled quality.

As one of the only cirque entertainment companies in South Africa, we pride ourselves on creating an ecosystem where artists can collaborate and create the best shows on the continent.


Urban Circus 2024


The Cirk, in association with YES SIR! Events, presents URBAN CIRCUS for the first time at The Teatro, Montecasino from the 13th to 15th of September 2024 for 5 shows only!

After sold out seasons at the National Arts Festival, Hilton Festival and The Cirk’s venue in Cresta, the producers of this exhilarating show have decided to bring audiences an even Better and Bigger version of URBAN CIRCUS.

URBAN CIRCUS is, at its throbbing organic heart, an acrobatic love letter to life in the city.

Developed as a collaboration between the technical prowess of The Cirk, it’s incredibly skilled performers, and a magical narrative directed by Cirque du Soleil alumnus Daniel Buckland, Urban Circus uses acrobatics, acting, juggling and seamless ensemble work to take the audience on a tire-burning, nail-biting journey through a day in the city.

It’s a reminder of the magic hidden in the mundane, with acrobatic ecstasy waiting around every street corner. The spectacle of circus, the magic of theatre and the incredible choral power created by the Cirk team continues to excite and inspire the audiences it plays to.

Venue: The Teatro, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg
Show run dates: 13 – 15 September 2024
Show times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Ticket price: R180-R450


Join the cast of Once Upon A Time on a magical and mesmerising journey! Watch your favourite fairytale characters come to life with this enchanting, heart-warming show for the whole family. From daring aerial acts and live singing to whimsical dance and acrobatic routines, every performance is expertly choreographed to captivate and entertain audiences of all ages.

Bring the whole family, sing along, dance along, and take a trip down memory with us.

Venue: The Cirk, Cresta Shopping Centre, Weltervreden Road and Beyers Naude, Randburg, 2194
Show run dates: 1 June 2024 – 28 July 2024
Show times: Saturdays 14:00, Sundays 14:00. Limited Saturdays 18:00
Ticket price: R160-R260
Music with Malcolm


Music Moments With Malcolm, the journey of an Artist with a Unique Vocal range that will blow your mind.

Malcolm Manuel

“Malcolm Manuel born 20 September 1980 in Lenasia Johannesburg”

He began singing at the Age of 12 years old. His Journey started on a music competition called “STAIRWAY TO THE STARS” which aired on the then called BOP TV, where he took first place in the solo category.He continued and did shows like “Felicia Mabuza” as well as “Jam Alley” and “Idols” to name a few.He spent years sharing his Gift of music in local churches. He was also a runner-up on one of the biggest gospel competition In South Africa “I Want To Sing Gospel”.

Working in the Private Business Sector for many years and doing Music, he then took a Leap of Faith and started writing his own Music.

Malcolm Has just released his very First Single “YOU ALONE”

Venue: The Cirk, Cresta Shopping Centre, Weltervreden Road and Beyers Naude, Randburg, 2194
Show run dates: 26 July 2024
Show times: 19:00 pm
Ticket price: R150



La Bella is a celebration of femininity, strength, and resilience. Through dance and aerial performances, it showcases the beauty and power of women, highlighting their grace, agility, and athleticism.

Join us for an unforgettable night that tells the story of LOVE… the passion, the betrayal, the drama, the excitement but ultimately the courage to look within!

Venue: The Cirk, Cresta Shopping Centre, Weltervreden Road and Beyers Naude, Randburg, 2194
Show run dates: 9 August 2024 – 30 August 2024
Show times: Friday and Saturdays 19:30
Ticket price: R180-R320
Meat loaf


The Cirk and Stageworx are thrilled to announce their first collaboration of MEAT LOAF – The Rebel Ride starring the incredible Yahto Kraft singing the discography of Meat Loaf, Directed by Timothy Le Roux.

This unique collaboration will showcase some of the greatest Meat Loaf hits, including classics such as “Bat Out of Hell,” “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” in addition to featured moments of some of the biggest Jim Steinman songs like “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “All Coming Back to Me Now.”

audiences can expect a truly unforgettable evening as Kraft’s powerhouse vocals bring these iconic songs to life, supported by the incredible circus acts from The Cirk – Cheree Simpson, Kelsey Minne, Kiowa Howes, Mohammed Aqueel and Nakita Santos and featured vocalists Jordyn Schaefer, Nozi Phehane, Oliver Kelfkens , Bulelo Landman (Stageworx Alumni) and the incredible Ntshikeng Matooane as well as additional Stageworx students. From high-flying acrobatics to mesmerizing fire performances, the show promises to be an explosion of energy in an immersive experience for all.

Venue: The Cirk, Cresta Shopping Centre, Weltervreden Road and Beyers Naude, Randburg, 2194
Show run dates: 6 September - 29 September 2024
Show times: Friday and Saturdays 19:00, Sundays 14:00
Ticket price: R180-R280


With a multitude of specialty aerial and ground acts available for hire, the Cirk is an ideal addition to any event requiring entertainment. Our artists have dazzled audiences at some of South Africa’s largest corporate functions and ceremonies, including the Vodacom CEO Awards, Afrikaans is Groot, and the Bidvest Awards also featuring internationally acclaimed artists.

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The Cirk boasts an ever-expanding repertoire of original standalone productions, the majority of which have been produced inhouse. The team has also collaborated with both local and international talent in a commitment to keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with fresh, unique acts and exclusive shows.  From enchanting depictions of magical lands, to thrilling displays of acrobatic hijinks in the big city, the Cirk offers gripping entertainment for people of all ages and persuasions.

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The Cirk is a manifestation of a devoted team’s passion for cirque arts. While coming from different backgrounds and walks of life, the founders and management team are united by the shared goal of promoting creative expression while curating unique and unforgettable experiences. Each member of the team brings unique skills, knowledge, and expertise to the table, as well as a mutual commitment to producing entertainment like no other. What first began as a dream to inspire has grown into an esteemed entertainment company with a reputation for excellence, and a testament to the power of grit and dedication.


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