After staging sold-out performances in Cape Town, Mkhanda (at the National Arts Festival) and Johannesburg in 2022, to huge acclaim, as well as a 3-month tour of France and Switzerland, Zip Zap is excited to announce the return of its award-winning production, MOYA. 

This circus extravaganza, recently nominated for two Naledi Theatre Awards, will be staged at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town from 3 to 6 August 2023, before it travels to Johannesburg for a run at The Teatro at Montecasino from 31 August to  10 September 2023

MOYA, a pulsating acrobatic performance based on the award-winning Acrobatic Art Film, is an infusion of contemporary and traditional circus, using the narrative of true-to-life Zip Zap stories. A flawless display of aerial skills, a masterclass in juggling as well as a thrilling acrobatic wheel routine will enthrall young and old once again! MOYA celebrates both unity and diversity, through its unique and artistic interpretation. The show has been revamped to include new elements of comedy and acrobatics to entertain, dance sequences to get your heart thumping, a brand-new original score written by Josh Hawks (former bass player of Freshlyground), and a story to touch your soul.

Brent van Rensburg, Artistic Director and co-founder of Zip Zap Circus shared his excitement, “It is heart-warming to see that in our 30th anniversary year both Cape Town and Johannesburg audiences continue to welcome Zip Zap into their hearts, asking for more. We are elated to stage a revamped version of MOYA in 2023, which is guaranteed to take the entire family on a journey not to be missed.”

MOYA runs for 1h20 with no interval and is appropriate for all ages from 3 years. MOYA show runs are as follows:

Artscape Opera House, Cape Town: 3 – 6 August 2023

Thursday, 3 August                19h30

Friday, 4 August                     19h30

Saturday, 5 August                 15h00 and 19h30

Sunday, 6 August                   14h00

Booking at Computicket :


The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg: 31 August – 10 September 2023

Thursday, 31 August                                      19h30

Friday, 1 September                                       19h30

Saturday, 2 September                                  15h00 and 19h30

Sunday, 3 September                                     14h00

Thursday, 7 September                                  19h30

Friday, 8 September                                       19h30

Saturday, 9 September                                  15h00 and 19h30

Sunday, 3 10 September                               14h00


Booking at Quicket :

Ticket sales for both shows are now open. 

Early Bird Discounts (with ticket prices ranging between R175 – R275) are available until 30 June 2023 after which General Admission rates (ranging from R200 – R300) will apply from 1 July 2023.

 For corporate and group bookings please contact

MOYA is proudly supported by Primedia Outdoor.

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About Zip Zap Circus 


Zip Zap Circus is a vibrant, uniquely South African social and professional circus that was founded in Cape Town in 1992. Through circus arts Zip Zap inspires and empowers young people from all walks of life to pursue their destinies. Zip Zap promotes social cohesion, creates opportunities, unlocks potential and transfers skills for life.


Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap programmes are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organisation, corporations, and foundations. 


In South Africa and the world, Zip Zap Circus is recognized across Governments, Ministries of Education, Tourism, Arts & Culture, and private societies, as a major contributor to development within the iconic ‘Mother City’ and the sustainability of the circus arts in South Africa.

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