Together WE ARE … CIRCUS

We believe in circus for all, and wish for circus to be part of learning, wellbeing and fun for all ages and levels of ability and disability.

CIRCUSWA’s Beginnings

For over 30 years, we have been celebrating, nurturing and supporting distinctive artistic and cultural endeavours in our community.

Established by a group of bold, dynamic street performers, our origin story is still seen in performances at community events and festivals and informs our conscience driven social programming.

Since 2017, our training and development centre has been in the Freo Big Top in the east end of Fremantle. Co-located with DADAA – a centre for artists with disability – and next door to Fremantle’s iconic Clancy’s pub – which showcases talented musicians and supports the live music industry – CircusWA is contributing to a flourishing new creative hub in Fremantle.


Today, we are a training and performance organisation promoting excellence, inclusion and innovation in circus arts.

With community at our core, each year we engage approximately 400 students in our training programs and over the years we have helped thousands of young people develop into confident, healthy individuals who have gone on to pursue exciting careers.

Through our youth training and performance programs we are empowering young people to develop creativity and strengthen their voices to build a more connected, creative and inclusive world. We are supporting them to be the agents of change throughout their own lives.

Many past students have gone on to pursue exciting careers as professional circus artists, often coming back home to teach masterclasses and assist our performance troupes.

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We offer accessible and inclusive circus outreach sessions and programs to help disadvantaged, at-risk and vulnerable young people to develop self-confidence and social skills.

We provide term classes, holiday programs, social circus programs, outreach workshops, three performance troupe programs, scholarships and bursaries, circus parties, support for professional circus artists, subsidised outreach opportunities, corporate workshops, masterclasses and performance opportunities to people aged from 2 to 82.

You can keep up with our antics by following us on social media and by reading our annual reports.