Chinese Acrobats of Hebei Illuminate Mahaffey Theater

Tour Poster

Forty Elite Circus Performers From the People’s Republic of China Set to Display at Downtown St. Petersburg Theater 

St. Petersburg, FLA (October 10, 2019) –  This multi-talented group of elite performers will showcase at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, November 2nd at 8pm. Tickets range from $30-$50 and can be purchased online at www.TheMahaffey.com, by phone (727) 300-2000, or at the Box Office located at 400 1st St. South Downtown St. Pete. The Box Office is open 11am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. A free pop up feature will also be held at the Sundial prior to the show at 2:00pm, Saturday, November 2nd.

From People’s Republic of China, Hebei Province, Chinese Acrobats of Hebei will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts.The performance, featuring a company of 40 elite circus artists and acrobats, will include many of the most popular Chinese circus routines including Hoops Diving, Lion Dance, Collective Bicycle Skills, Flying Meteors, Foot Juggling with Umbrellas, Female Contortion, and Ladder Balancing Act. The troupe was founded in 1976 and supports a community of over 130 circus performers who tour throughout China and the world.

The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts supports performing arts programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. We provide arts education programs for youth, community outreach programs, and performances as well as concerts for the entire community with emphasis on diverse programming for youth, underserved audiences and families. Each year more than 20,000 school children are provided a field trip experience to learn Florida State curriculum through a live theater performance. This Class Acts Educational Performance series is in its 27th season and serves students from six counties. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that funding is in place to continue providing diverse programming in the theater for the general public.

Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview contact Lisa Williams lisa@evolveandco.com or 727.490.9835.