News & Reviews

The Melba Spiegeltent - Curiosity 11–15 November

10th November 2014

CURIOSITY 11–15 November at The Melba Spiegeltent The more you look, the more there is to see… Curiosity is a theatrical collision between Dr. Seuss, Circus Oz and Alice in Wonderland, created specifically for children from pre-school to Year 6. Performed by some of Australia’s finest circus theatre performers, the show tells the story of Alex, a strong and imaginative young girl, who ventures into the world of Curiosity through a tunnel...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - Curiosity 11–15 November

The Sydney Morning Herald; Contemporary arts precinct planned for Collingwood Technical School site

1st November 2014

The Victorian government is to create a contemporary arts precinct in the inner north, Fairfax Media can reveal. The former Collingwood Technical School site on Johnston Street, already home to Circus Oz and the Melba Spiegeltent, will be transformed into a creative hub for artist studios, galleries and public spaces for exhibitions, performances and events. Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria said the government had kick-started the proje...

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The Sydney Morning Herald; Contemporary arts precinct planned for Collingwood Technical School site

The Melba Spiegeltent - HeraldSun; Best of Melbourne: What’s on for Cup weekend

31st October 2014

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT BLACK FELLA STYLE If you call yourself Circus Oz you better be acknowledging the traditional landowners of the land Down Under. Thankfully, Circus Oz not only embraces the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander story, it actively encourages performances that subvert what we know and think about this nation’s original people, often making us do a policy backflip in our minds. The Circus Oz BLAKflip program has grown from th...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - HeraldSun; Best of Melbourne: What’s on for Cup weekend

The Melba Spiegeltent - ArtsHub; Circus Oz cuts Close to the Bone

21st October 2014

Instead of their usual Big Top antics, Melbourne’s Circus Oz has announced an intimate two-week season of a new work, Close to the Bone at The Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood from 11-21 December. Exploring concepts of space and proximity, Close to the Bone promises to explore questions of secrets, honesty and physicality in the intimate confines of the The Melba Spiegeltent, a 100-year old Belgian mirror tent that was recently installed in it...

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Cairns - Cairns Post; Event review: Circus Oz presents But Wait... There’s More at Cairns Civic Theatre

17th October 2014

EXPLODING on to the stage with more energy than a rave party, Circus Oz’s new show But Wait... There’s More definitely didn’t disappoint at Cairns Civic Theatre on Wednesday night. A feast for all the senses, But Wait... There’s More is a spectacular fusion of traditional circus arts such as acrobatics, flying trapeze and clowning, alongside sassy comedy, amazing live music and even freestyle flatland BMX. Unlike any other show you’ll...

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Cairns - Cairns Post;  Event review: Circus Oz presents But Wait... There’s More at Cairns Civic Theatre

Melbourne Festival world premiere - VAULT: the non-stop performing history of Circus Oz

9th October 2014

Opening tomorrow night for Melbourne Festival – VAULT: the non stop performing history of Circus Oz No celebration of circus in Australia would be complete without recognising the huge contribution of Circus Oz, a company that since 1978 has been a constant presence on our nation’s stages. Now, a remarkable exhibition presents the fascinating history of Circus Oz. In a multi-screen kaleidoscope of interactive exhibits, never-before-seen arc...

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Melbourne Festival world premiere - VAULT: the non-stop performing history of Circus Oz