Circa Carnival of the Animals

29 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
Playhouse, QPAC
1 hour 5 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$35 - $39 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Available Discounts

Groups of 4+

Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Bringing this classical music suite to life for a new generation of circus, music and animal lovers, Carnival of the Animals captivates with whimsical tales of creatures of the land and sea.

Circa’s world-famous acrobats will be joined by eight exceptional young artists from Brisbane. Together they will fly, tumble, leap and spin their way through the wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom in this re-imagined production. Brisbane audiences will be the first in Australia to see this very special version of Circa’s acclaimed family favourite.

Presented by QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival and Circa.

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was. Always will be.

Supported by The Creative Sparks Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.


A production by Circa and QPAC's Out of the Box Festival
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
Performed by the Circa Ensemble

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director & Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Video Designer Michaela French
Sound Designer & Composer Quincy Grant
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell


Circa’s Carnival of the Animals workshops are your chance to try some of the circus skills, moves and tricks you see in the show! Led by Circa Trainers, this fun one hour workshop will give you a taste of circus, introducing you to acrobatics, juggling and hula hooping. Places are strictly limited and for ticket holders for the Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July performances only. Book now!

Circus Workshop
Ages 4-12 years
Playhouse Lounge
Thursday, 30 June 2022, 11am – 12pm

CircAbility Workshop – Inclusive circus workshop for young people who identify as living with a disability
Ages 4-16 years
Playhouse Lounge
Friday, 1 July 2022, 11am – 12pm

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