Learn new skills, from tackling trapeze to harnessing hula-hoop. Flipside Circus workshops for an hour, a day, or a week.

Flipside Circus is Queensland's largest youth circus company with a national reputation for excellence in training and performance. Circus provides a unique opportunity for young people to show off, take risks, trust, dream and aspire, work hard, laugh, and have fun!

Our workshops and residencies bring some of the worlds best circus artists and trainers to your community to work with local children and young people.

The programs are fun and challenging and focus on, building self-confidence, physical skills and fitness, trust, and teamwork. They can be tailored for individual communities and include:

  • short one-off fun introduction to circus workshops,
  • week-long residencies culminating in performance,
  • community activations, festivals, and events.

Flipside's different programs can cater for children and young people aged 2 to 18 years (as well as offering tailored programs for adults and community groups.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

The residency works well on most large venue stages. Large flat space and easy access to rigging.

The workshops are highly adaptable, the Flipside team can travel with a freestanding portable trapeze rig as well as mats etc. The minimum requirement is a large flat space preferably with 4-8m high ceilings.

Flipside Circus is Queensland's largest youth arts company. Flipside is an award-winning company with a reputation for excellence in training and performance as well as for supporting Queensland's world-leading circus sector.

Flipside is a not-for-profit organisation that provides:

  • Regular classes and training at our Alderley training centre and right across Queensland;
  • An artistic program of performances by, for, and with young people;
  • Community and social circus programs and residencies in regional and remote Queensland;
  • Support for Queensland's circus artists and independent companies.

Flipside Circus values children and young people as cultural creators and works with a regular team of extraordinary artists and trainers.

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Unique Selling Point

The workshops and residency programs can engage children from 2 to 18 years. They work particularly well when linked with local schools, gymnastics clubs, dance schools or sporting clubs. Come and try workshops are also suitable for adults and other community groups.

Marketing Materials

Promotional images and tex available on request. Flipside can develop social media campaign in collaboration with local presenters.

Community Engagement

The workshops and residencies are focussed on community engagement. Residencies can culminate in community events and show and tell performances by local participants.

It is possible to link workshops and residencies to larger community activation events, festivals, market days, or Flipside repetoire performances.