Circa comes to the Manning Entertainment Centre

Carnival of the Animals: The Circa acrobats are set to thrill audiences in their upcoming show at the Manning Entertainment Centre. Photo: Justin Nicolas, Atmosphere Photography.
Carnival of the Animals: The Circa acrobats are set to thrill audiences in their upcoming show at the Manning Entertainment Centre. Photo: Justin Nicolas, Atmosphere Photography.

School holiday shenanigans with Circa

With school holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start planning activities to keep the kids from being welded to their computers for two long weeks. 

It just so happens that we have the perfect solution to not only get them out of the house, but also to have them enthralled, inspired and utterly engrossed in this year’s most spellbinding production for the whole family. 

On Tuesday September 26 we proudly present “Carnival of the Animals” by Circa, Australia’s premiere circus skills and acrobatic theatre company. 

The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom. 

Our zebras juggle and flip…Our kangaroos skip and somersault…We’ve elephants with street-cred and rhythm…And even our dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.

Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins.

Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers.

A blending of bodies, light, sound and skills. A place where acrobatics and movement meld into a seamless whole.

A celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes.

Since 2006 Circa has toured to 34 countries across six continents.

Circa’s work has been rapturously received by audiences, presenters and critics around the world.

Critics have raved about Circa calling the work “stunning...exquisite...heart stopping” and “electrically charged”.

Circa’s current touring shows span diverse contexts from works for families in traditional arts centres to European contemporary arts festivals.

Its works are highly innovative genre‐bending pieces that stretch the practice and perceptions of circus.

Brisbane Kids Australia described Carnival of the Animals as “… A spellbinding and mesmerising performance... about wild imagination, explosions of magic and comical humour that speaks to everyone, especially children… a spectacle not be missed!”  Come and bring the entire family to the show that delights all ages. What better way to keep the kids (and their adults) thoroughly entertained during the school holidays? Join us on Tuesday September 26 at 2pm or 6pm for this dazzling show.