Warehouse Circus is an ACT based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the mental and physical health of young people through the medium of social circus.
We offer a complete pathway to arts careers with classes for all experience levels, performance opportunities, an entertainment agency, a circus festival, and a trainer-training program.
We run circus-as-therapy for people managing complex disabilities, and classes for social inclusion and early intervention programs for young people facing comparative disadvantage.
Warehouse Circus is an Arts ACT Key Arts funded organisation and is also funded through ACT Health and the Community Services Directorate.
We partner with UCHS Kaleen to deliver a circus elective program, and we also work with numerous other ACT schools each week, delivering circus arts and outreach programs.
Warehouse Circus has delivered excellent outcomes for Canberrans for over 30 years.
We foster a co-operative environment for training and exploration, and aim to give everyone an opportunity to engage in this dynamic, highly physical, creative and fun artform.
30 Years of Circus
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
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.
Diversity | Respect | Access | Inclusion | Collaboration | Creative Expression | Physical Investigation | Life-Long Learning | Safety | Empowerment | Artistic Vibrancy | Resilience | Health | Wellbeing
Enrol in a circus class!
Classes 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 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 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.
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.