Where is it: Various locations
What's it all about: The world renowned acrobatic and performance based circus that tours the world!
How can I join in: Head along to their website to secure your tickets and get prepared to be amazed! There are a number of shows including both afternoon (great for the kids!) and night time slots and tickets starting from $60!
Tell me more: For over 30 years, this Canadian based and premiere performance circus of the world (there are no animals) has been amazing millions of people around the world! As well as permanent fixtures in some of the casinos of Las Vegas, a touring big top and troupe head around the world, bringing new shows on every tour - and luckily for us in Brisbane they love to bring their show here! No-one is exempt from the charm and expectation of Cirque du Soleil (in case you are wondering, this is French for 'Circus of the Sun'), with local celebrities and personalities never missing out on the opportunity to see this amazing show, and adding to the special atmosphere that this circus brings to cities wherever it visits. Their shows 'Ovo', 'Kooza' and most recently 'Kurios', have all been generously welcomed here in Brisbane and they do not disappoint! The reputation of Cirque du Soleil is genuinely warranted and the truly amazing costumes, choreography, lighting, music and of course the amazing acrobatic skills of the performers will have you in awe. If you haven't experienced this show yet, you owe it to yourself to see what it's all about!
Kurios Opening night (Jan - 2020)
Kooza - Red Carpet and After Show
Kooza Raising of the Cirque du Soleil Tent
Where is it: Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Why we love it: Queensland’s premiere theatre and performing arts complex puts on some fantastic offerings for the little guys!
Tell me more: Mozart’s eccentric but marvellous music is perfectly suited for a circus and QPAC’s ‘Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus’ showcases the composer’s magical music in this wonderful show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist - it’s a perfect family introduction to the theatre and classical music! You will be bound to be entertained as the music comes to life jumping and tumbling to this magnificent score - and although it’s a show aimed at the kids, we were just as excited to watch this as they were.
Where is it: In Brisbane at Laboite Theater, Kelvin Grove
Why we love it: It’s an amazing circus with a uniquely African vibe!
Tell me more: Imagine a magnificent circus of incredible artists, acrobats and performers, wearing the most colourful costumes and set to a backdrop and a beating soundtrack that invokes images of Africa – this is Cirque Africa! It’s such a fun circus! So many amazing talents from a number of different African nations put on a hugely energetic and entertaining show and it’s incredibly festive, African rhythm will keep even the fussiest engaged! This is a great show and one not to be missed!
Where is it: The Big Top - Mitchell Park, Southport
What’s it all about: A high-energy circus filled with magic and illusion!
How can I join in: Book on line and head along to the Gold Coast for this wonderful experience!
Tell me more: Circus of Illusion brings together a talented troupe of world-class international performers for this amazing circus! Amazing performances from circus artists including clowns, acrobats, mimes, magicians and illusionists kept the whole crowd engaged, from the littlest guys through to the adults! The magic was truly world class and really entertaining - and the final act is definitely one not to be missed!
The big-top is fully seated and it includes other magical experiences to get involved in including a small Museum of Magical Arts, Magic Workshops where kids get hands-on and can learn (or at least try) magic and even a small gift shop where you can purchase a magic gifts! So much fun and a great event to put on your school holiday to-do list!
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