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Outside In

2019 Students Performance Showcase 

at the Freo Big Top, 90 Adelaide St, Fremantle
Sunday, 17 November, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
$15.00 for any shape or size person (children under 2 are free)

Dayna Sulmain Photographer: Rachel Bodenstaff 2019


Outside Shows: 5:30 PM & 6:45 PM
Inside Shows: 6:00 PM & 7:15 PM
Topside Shows: throughout the night

BYO CHAIRS – floor seating available 

It’s time for CircusWA to throw open the Freo Big Top and present the hard work of our students to all their friends and family.  Featuring our tiniest of tumblers up to our advanced adult students and youth troupes. ‘Outside In’ promises to be a memorable evening for all ages featuring acts outside, inside and topside the tent. Bring chairs and picnic rugs and be ready to move about our site as the evening progresses. 

  • Entrance at the back of the big top where you will be greeted by Roving performances and music from our youth troupes 
  • Drinks served from our Carnibar 
  • Food sold from our vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore sausage sizzle

Pre-purchase tickets to avoid missing out. If buying tickets on the night we recommend you arrive early.

NB: All adults wanting a seat must BYO folding chair – Otherwise comfy matted floor space available for kids and agile adults.

The Freo Big Top is an accessible venue. 

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Auditions for ‘Leviathan’ with Circa 

‘Leviathan’ by Circa Photographer: Damien Bredberg

at the Freo Big Top, 90 Adelaide St, Fremantle
Sunday 8th December 2019, 5 – 7pm
open to current circus students between the ages of 10 – 17

From January to March 2020 there is an opportunity in Perth for eight young people living in WA to join Circa’s performance ensemble in their newest production of LEVIATHAN, Directed by Yaron Lifschitz and presented by Perth Festival. Circa is an internationally acclaimed contemporary circus company based in Brisbane.

Read About the Audition
Contact Jo Smith for any questions or to sign-up

Volunteers Needed for Outside In
Mary and Tom volunteering at Carni-Bar Photographer: Jeannette Friesen 2019

We always need volunteers at our Student Showcase. All volunteers get free entry to the showcase.
Following roles need filling:
Popcorn makers and door security

To volunteer, email Jo Smith

Call Out for New Board Members

Nomination closes Wednesday, 20 November

CircusWA is searching for new directors to help guide the organisation through three years of new growth and development. The ideal candidates have skills, knowledge and experience in any of the following:

  • Philanthropy engagement
  • Financial experience with small business management
  • Strategic planning capability and leadership
  • Governance in the not-for-profit sector
  • Knowledge of the arts sector

Click here for more information about CircusWA and the process for board election.

Annual General Meeting  2018-19

at the Old Boys School, 92 Adelaide Street
Wednesday 18 December, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

All CircusWA members are invited to come and hear about the activities of the last financial year and give input into the next steps for CircusWA.  More information and the agenda posted closer to the time.

Term 4

Monday, 14 October – Sunday, 22 December
Mid Term enrolments available starting from 18 November – contact office for information.

Come try, come grow, come amaze with CircusWA. There are many skills to try, many skilled trainers to inspire you, and many people you can grow your love of circus with. Be a star or just enjoy working your body. There is something for everyone in the Freo Big Top

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CIRCUSWA Membership

$10 annual fee

This fee will support our scholarship program and ensure you get the following benefits:

  • Receive quarterly email newsletters
  • Receive performance/event special offers
  • Get 10% off birthdays (contact office for promo code)
  • Be eligible for election to the board of directors
  • Have one vote at the Annual General Meeting
Please note membership is required before attending class. To register and pay for membership fees, SIGN IN to Bookeo and click ‘Membership’.

Photographer: Jeannette Friesen 2019 @Generosity.Circus.Photograhy

Birthday Party Discount Offer for Members
Celebrate a Birthday with CircusWA for 10% Less

Did you know, as a CircusWA member, you automatically receive a 10% discount on birthday parties? If you are celebrating a Spring or Summer birthday, book a Circus themed party in the big top.  

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Become a Friend of the Freo Big Top

By becoming one of our ‘Friends’ you’ll be supporting CircusWA to offer a truly unique and fully-equipped Big Top from which we can help local circus talent strive and thrive in Fremantle.

As a Freo Big Top friend, you will also enjoy a range of benefits and help CircusWA inspire and encourage children and young adults to be part of a supportive circus arts community.

JOIN NOW,  Find Out More, or Send Us An Email.

Being active, having a sense of belonging, having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health and wellbeing. Joining the circus will keep you active, and give you purpose as well

Ph: 0435 374 492