Flipside Circus Opens Brisbane Circus Centre, Its New Home At Northshore Hamilton

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Youth company Flipside Circus, the largest youth arts organisation in Queensland, has opened Brisbane Circus Centre, their new home located at Northshore Hamilton.

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The newest circus training centre in town is expected to welcome around 110,000 visitors a year, and is now Queensland’s largest circus centre.

Flipside Circus officially opened the Brisbane Circus Centre in March 2023, with a celebration attended by members of the community.

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Flipside Circus Creative Director and CEO Robert Kronk said they wanted a space that was big and bold and playful and this newly opened facility ticked all the boxes.

“The building is like a bit of circus apparatus in itself; it’s playful, it opens out, there are cantilevers jutting out in all directions and we have some really cool plans to break out of that building in novel ways and hang people off walls and overhangs,” Mr Kronk said.

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Flipside Circus’ new home is made from shipping containers and prefabricated materials, which was designed based on Northshore Brisbane’s values of adaptability and future-proofing.

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The new centre offers a variety of classes, aerials like lyra, silks and trapeze, mini-trampoline, hula hooping, juggling, and devil sticks.

Mr Kronk finds it exciting that the Brisbane Circus Centre will not only help the organisation expand their training program but the capacity to create and perform shows to share with audiences at home.

The centre is supported by the Australian Government, which contributed $1 million towards its construction through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development’s Community Development Grants Program. 

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Flipside Circus is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to empower communities through circus. To learn more about their programs, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

Published 12-March-2023