Global hit returns for an extraordinary hometown season

Great seats available for the Saturday, 2 July 5pm performance!

 Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Bringing this classical music suite to life for a new generation of circus, music and animal lovers, Carnival of the Animals captivates with whimsical tales of creatures of the land and sea.

Circa’s world-famous acrobats will be joined by eight exceptional young artists from Brisbane. Together they will fly, tumble, leap and spin their way through the wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom in this re-imagined production. Brisbane audiences will be the first in Australia to see this very special version of Circa’s acclaimed family favourite.

View the Digital Program for Carnival of the Animals here.

The Friday, 1 July, 9:30am performance is a Relaxed Performance. Please see here for the Visual Story.

For Teachers view the Carnival of the Animals Resource Pack here.

CIRCA’S CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS WORKSHOPS
Circa’s Carnival of the Animals Workshops are your chance to try some of the circus skills, moves and tricks you see in the show! Led by Circa Trainers, this fun one hour workshop will give you a taste of circus, introducing you to acrobatics, juggling and hula hooping. Places are strictly limited and for ticket holders for the Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July performances only. Find out more below!
. . . a delightful and unique experience for children (and their grown-ups).” Australian Stage
“Is there a more joyous sound than a roomful of children laughing and squealing with delight?” InDaily, Australia
Magical to experience ...a truly beautiful piece.” Theatre Review, New Zealand

A production by Circa and QPAC's Out of the Box Festival
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
Performed by the Circa Ensemble

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director & Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Video Designer Michaela French
Sound Designer & Composer Quincy Grant
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

  • AGE RECOMMENDATION:

    Recommended for ages 3+

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Presented by QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival and Circa

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was. Always will be.

Supported by The Creative Sparks Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.

Image by Damien Bredberg.



Pricing Guide

Admission A-Reserve Admission $39 Groups of 4+^ $29 B-Reserve Admission $35 Groups of 4+^ $29

^Must purchase four or more tickets in one transaction.

Children 2 years and under are free on the knee.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.


Workshops

  • Circa’s Carnival of the Animals Workshops

    Circa’s Carnival of the Animals workshops are your chance to try some of the circus skills, moves and tricks you see in the show! Led by Circa Trainers, this fun one hour workshop will give you a taste of circus, introducing you to acrobatics, juggling and hula hooping. Places are strictly limited and for ticket holders for the Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July performances only. Book now!

    Circus Workshop
    Ages 4-12 years
    Playhouse Lounge
    Thursday, 30 June 2022, 11am – 12pm

    CircAbility WorkshopInclusive circus workshop for young people who identify as living with a disability
    Ages 4-16 years
    Playhouse Lounge
    Friday, 1 July 2022, 11am – 12pm

    Please note: Workshops must be purchased as an Add On during the booking process for performances on Thursday, 30 June 2022, 9:30am and Friday, 1 July 2022, 9:30am.