Circus Knie

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More than 100 years ago, the brothers Friedrich, Rudolf, Karl, and Eugen Knie made the transition from an open-air circus to the tent, which started the company in its current form. The sixth, seventh, and now eighth generation of Knie family members give everything in front of and behind the curtain to combine traditional values with state-of-the-art technology and to thrill audiences throughout Switzerland. Each family member brings their own character and strengths—combined, this makes a family as unique as the circus atmosphere. Switzerland’s largest national circus will be presenting their newest show at the Rosentalanlage, next to the Messeplatz.
On the program this year are daredevil acrobatics under the circus dome, poetic artistry, and comedy for young and old. This year’s show will bring you highflying aerial acrobatics, flying meteors, spectacular trampoline acts, juggling, freestyle football like you have never seen, a dizzying whirlwind act, comedy, and magic. This new Knie show offers a colorful mix of artistry for all generations.
Shows start at 19:30 on Wednesday to Saturday; Wednesdays and Saturdays have additional matinées, and Sunday shows are at 14:30 and 18:00.
Tickets range from CHF 20–100; kids ages 3-12 are half price at the matinées as well as at Sunday presentations. You can buy tickets directly from their ticket booth or in advance at Manor, Coop City, on their website, and at Ticketcorner locations in person or online.


Rosentalstrasse 9
4058 Basel

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