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


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1 thought on “ZIP ZAP’s MOYA IS BACK WITH BRAND-NEW ORIGINAL MUSIC AND ACTS – and heading to Cape Town and Jozi

  1. Congratulations to our wnners:

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