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Circusmania! By NICA

Workshop presented by National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

29 June 2023 at The Chapel - Chapel Off Chapel


Dates & times

Thursday 29 June at 10:00am, 11:30am


The Chapel - Chapel Off Chapel


60 Minutes


2 - 8 years



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Run away with the circus!! The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) are experts in providing fun, interactive, and memorable workshops to children and family members of all ages. Try your hand at juggling scarfs and balls, plate spinning, diabolo, devil sticks, hula hoops and rainbow ribbons. Go crazy spinning and twirling, while under the watchful eyes of our amazing circus trainers! NICA is the only institute in the southern hemisphere that provides a Bachelor of Circus Arts. As well as delivering accredited training for professional circus artists, NICA also offers a wide range of safe and exciting recreational courses for children, teenagers and adults. Our workshop trainers are NICA graduates and professional circus artists who love to share their passion for circus with the community.

The 10am workshop (SOLD OUT!) is suitable for children 2 to 4 years.
The 11.30am workshop is suitable for children 5 to 8 years.


From humble beginnings in an unrenovated warehouse in the Melbourne Docklands, NICA ran a pilot national training project in 1999. All eight participants graduated with a Diploma of Circus Arts from Swinburne University in 2001 and found employment with Australian companies the following year. NICA has now grown significantly, receiving accreditation for the Certificate IV in Circus Arts in order to continue training artists to meet the demands of a growing local and international circus industry. NICA is a national not-for-profit arts training organisation registered as a cultural organisation and primarily funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts. Auspiced by Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, NICA is the only training institute of its kind in Australia.

  • Ticket prices are subject to additional transaction fees.
  • Workshops are free for parents.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult for all events.
  • Wheelchair access is available at Chapel Off Chapel
  • Videography and photography will take place throughout the Festival.
  • Roola Boola will be proceeding as per the State Government COVID-19 requirements for indoor events to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patrons, staff and artists.