World-Renowned Troupe Brings Martial Artists, Acrobats to Walton Arts Center for Two-Show Engagement

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 20, 2017 - Known around the world for their highflying performances, the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China are bringing an exciting mix of athletic and acrobatic feats to Walton Arts Center for shows at 7:30 pm on both Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8.

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting 

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China were established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. With over one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers, the troupe is known for the novelty of their performances and superior techniques. This distinguished troupe has been dedicated to innovation and excellence in the circus arts, performing in more than 50 countries and regions around the world. 

One of the best circus troupes in China, the award-winning Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin are world-renowned for their cutting-edge tricks. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, these dedicated performers take the stage in a spectacle of acrobatic stunts, feats of balance, juggling acts, contortion tricks and martial arts. From the breathtaking production and the dynamic landscape to the lavish costumes and thrilling storyline, this show is sure to have everyone on the edge of their seats.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit