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ACAPTA - Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association

QLD Circus and Physical Theatre sector SESH announced!

GOLD COAST: Friday 28th March 2014

After the enormously successful Melbourne Circus SESH in November 2013, ACAPTA is very pleased to announce the next event in our series of Circus & Physical Theatre Sector Meetings will be held on the beautiful Gold Coast at the Rabbit + Cocoon on Friday 28th March 2014. The Melbourne session sold out very quickly. Make sure you book early as you wont want  to miss out on this ground-breaking event. MORE INFO...


The Qld SESH is an ACAPTA partnership project supported by the City of  Gold Coast.


2014 National Youth Circus Symposium

ADELAIDE: March 7th - 9th 2014

We hope you've booked your accomodation and flights because the 2014 National Youth Circus Symposium, hosted by Cirkidz is fast approaching! NYCS14 will be another exciting, challenging and fun gathering of the leading figures in our youth circus sector. This is your opportunity to make a difference and to determine the future for this vibrant, inspiring and resilient sector. All youth circus companies and independent youth circus practitioners are welcome.


We will be announcing more details for this event soon so  stay tuned for more updates.


What's on

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MELBOURNE: 7th to 18th January 2014

It’s the Golden Girls with puppets!

Miami’s four favourite Golden Girls – Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche – reunite in puppet-form for this lovingly hilarious live tribute show. Having previously played to sold out audiences in Sydney this show now comes to Melbourne for Summer!  READ MORE...

ACAPTA would like to thank Theatre Works, Mathew Management and Neil Gooding Productions for their generous contribution of a double pass to this show as part of our recent 2014 Membership Drive!


FORKLIFT [KAGE] – Sydney Festival

SYDNEY: 16th to 19th January 2014

It’s the graveyard shift and three women find themselves in an industrial wasteland, willing to risk everything in their interplay with each other and a moving machine. Lyrical, intimate and dangerous, this breathtaking dance-circus performance work from the multi award-winning Australian company KAGE features contortion, aerial acrobatics, striking lighting effects and original music. READ MORE...


THE FAIRY SHOW [Dislocate]

MELBOURNE: 11th to 19th January 2014

With Dislocate’s trademark mix of comedy and acrobatics The Fairy Show manages to excite even the most cynical of older brothers! Set within the backdrop of The Village Green at CERES Environment Park. Ideal family entertainment especially designed for 0-6 year olds. READ MORE...


The Famous Maurice Flea Circus [Miss Ellaneous]

MELBOURNE: 23 January 2014

A world of flea fun and imagination sure to delight the whole family!

The Famous Maurice Flea Circus is a circus and physical comedy show aimed at 4-12 year olds with fast paced action, excitement and a healthy sprinkling of ‘dad jokes’ to keep the adults entertained. READ MORE...



SYDNEY: 14 – 25 January 2014

A young girl lost in her imagination dreams of a circus hidden in her bedroom. In cupboards. Behind curtains. Inside toy boxes. Under her bed. Who better to blame for your messy room than your imaginary friends?

As the circus of her dreams comes to life we share her journey and meet some quirky characters along the way. READ MORE...


Squaring the Wheel [Jens Altheimer]

SYDNEY: 21st to 25th January 2014

A flying broom, two ugly screaming babies, 17 balls, 34 meters of bent steel, 483 welded points and 15 marching eggs are just the tip of the iceberg of unexpected, transformed wacky materials and objects. READ MORE...


SCOTCH AND SODA – Sydney Festival

SYDNEY: 10th to 26th January 2014

Combine the performers of Cantina with some of the stars of Smoke & Mirrors, La Clique, Circa and Tom Tom Crew and you’ve got yourself a rowdy mob of misfits. Throw in the gypsy-infused stylings of The Crusty Suitcase Band, with the driving beats of Ben Walsh, and things could start to get spectacularly messy. READ MORE...


Cranked Up [Circus Oz]

SYDNEY: 1st  – 27th January 2014

Inspired by a construction site, Cranked Up is a tight and road-hardened production allowed to play hilariously fast and loose that features acrobats suspended from, and flying through the air around, the show’s centrepiece – a giant swinging steel beam. READ MORE...


2014 Western Australian Circus Festival

MARGARET RIVER WA: 25th to 27th January 2014

Every January, Lunar Circus host the Western Australian Circus Festival.  A 3 day event with shows running from midday to midnight each day.  There are circus, comedy, cabaret and theatre shows from around the world as well as music, great food, market stalls, several bars, and even a flying trapeze for the adventurous at heart. READ MORE...


APAC [Australian Partner Acrobatic Convention]

MELBOURNE: 1st & 2nd February 2014.

APAC is aiming to reduce the distance between four very similar acrobatic disciplines; Acroyoga, Cheerleading, Circus and Sports Acrobatics. With over 25 workshops over two days APAC is designed to inspire new collaborations and help grow Australian acrobatics. READ MORE...


JERK [Casus] – Fringe World Festival

PERTH: 30th January - 3rd February 2014

Tripping. Falling. Plummeting.

A woman at the edge, taking just a tiny step forward.

Microphones so close you’ll hear every breath, every tightening sinew, every pore opening and closing… What exactly is she thinking, as she steps off the pavement edge? Is she thinking anything? Is she even awake? READ MORE...


The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant [Dirty Pretty Theatre]

MELBOURNE: 29th January to 8th February 2014

A frighteningly evocative theatrical work telling the story of a brutal love affair between a fashion designer and her female muse and model. READ MORE...

ACAPTA would like to thank Dirty Pretty Theatre and Theatre Works for their generous contribution of a double pass to this show as part of our recent 2014 Membership Drive!


EMPIRE [Spiegelworld]

SYDNEY: 7th January to 16th February 2014

Presented in Spiegelworld’s 700-seat antique spiegeltent, EMPIRE smashes the boundaries of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque, reinventing the genres for a 21st century audience. Featuring the sexiest, most daring artists from across the globe, the show had its world premiere season in New York City during the summer of 2012, where it was the first tented show ever seen in Times Square. READ MORE...





ACAPTA is proud to be sponsoring the Victorian Green Room – Innovation In The Circus Arts award.

"Founded in 1982 by opera director and vocal coach Blair Edgar OAM and actor Steven Tandy (The Sullivans), the Green Room Awards Association – an entirely voluntary organisation – celebrates Melbourne’s professional performing artists and technicians through an annual ceremony that recognises their achievements in various fields, including cabaret, opera, dance and theatre, as well as behind the scenes." READ MORE...


Chookas to our international touring members!!!

A big CHOOKAS to our second best friends, Die Roten Punkte as they tour "Super Musician" to the Revolutions Festival, and the Off Centre Festival in the USA. Have an amazing tour guys!


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