About Us

Warehouse Circus is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the mental and physical health of young people through the medium of social circus.

Warehouse Circus has been providing social circus classes in Canberra since 1990. We have a host of programs including core circus programs for beginner, intermediate and advanced performers, adult classes, school holiday programs, and workshops and performances for community festivals and other events.

We foster a co-operative environment rather than a competitive one, and aim to give everyone an opportunity to learn fun skills they can show off with. You will be amazed at what you can learn!

Watch a short film showcasing our social circus participants

Social Perspectives

30 Years of Circus

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Our Mission

To transform lives using circus…

…as a personal and social development tool to strengthen the creativity and inclusiveness of our communities

 

…to increase physical health and foster respect and care for all bodies

 

…as a therapy to enhance the wellbeing and creative physicality of people with disabilities

 

…to support young artists to turn their passion for circus into sustainable careers

 

…to inspire and challenge everyday assumptions of what is possible

Our Vision

For Warehouse Circus to be at the heart of a thriving and meaningful circus arts industry in Canberra, with enviable opportunities for artists and arts workers, state-of-the-art facilities and sustainable, well-resourced programs and projects that enhance the wellbeing of more communities.

Our Values

Diversity | Respect | Access | Inclusion | Collaboration | Creative Expression | Physical Investigation | Life-Long Learning | Safety | Empowerment | Artistic Vibrancy | Resilience | Health | Wellbeing

Enrol for 2021 NOW!

Classses are officially open for enrolments so be quick and join in on the circus fun!

Our staff are all dedicated and committed to making Warehouse Circus the best it can be!

Meet The Team!

Aleshia

Aleshia

Executive Director

Aleshia began managing Warehouse Circus in 2010 when it was a small community organisation of around 140 participants. Across the past nine years, Aleshia has enjoyed the challenge of helping to grow the company to provide circus to over 550 people per week in Canberra, while still retaining Warehouse’s community spirit and uniqueness.

Ben

Ben

Finance Manager

Ben has been at Warehouse Circus since 2017, when he took up the role of Finance Manager. Recently he has also taken on the Programs area. He is very passionate about circus and the performing arts, and the impact that the arts have on people’s lives.

Tom

Tom

Artistic Director

In 1995 Tom started juggling and still likes it. Since beginning his circus journey with Arena Street Theatre and Warehouse Circus, Tom has graduated NICA, formed a few companies, travelled the country and the world with Solid State Circus.