Circus Connecticus

Enjoy three weeks of fun from 17 September to 7 October in ArtSpace at Realm and Ringwood Town Square with performances, workshops and more!

  • The Boom Family by internationally acclaimed arts provocateurs Snuff Puppets. Giant-sized Aussie battlers who have travelled the world looking for a decent shopping centre.
  • Cyclo Illuminato by masters of interactive performance, Thomas and Wells. A wandering spectacle for all ages, with an illuminated bike, a ringmaster and clown.
  • The Giant Puppets of Maroondah created by Snuff Puppets and Swinburne University VCAL students.
  • Dynamic short performances by multicultural playgroups and Melba College created with legendary youth arts company, Westside Circus.
  • A pop-up circus space and the chance to see your ideas transformed into paint by artist Edwina Atkins as she covers the ArtSpace walls with a circus mural.

Cyclo Illuminati

Circus space

  • 17 September to 7 October 
    Have fun in the pop up circus space!
  • 14 September at 1pm and 21 September at 11am 
    Short circus shows by children and families from Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Region) multicultural playgroups with Westside Circus.

School holiday workshops

Book into one of our school holiday workshops run by Westside Circus. Kids will be able to test their potential and learn new skills.

Workshops sessions are available:

  • Monday 24 September to Wednesday 26 September 
  • Thursday 4 October to Friday 5 October. 

Workshops times 

  • 11.30am to 12.30pm – prep to 8 year old
  • 12.30 to 1.30pm – prep to 8 year old
  • 2pm to 3pm – 9 to 12 year old (24 September and 5 October)
  • 2pm to 3pm – 3 to 5 year old with a parent (25 September and 4 October)

Workshop cost

  • $5 per child

Books are essential. Book online.

Free performances in Ringwood Town Square

Friday 21 September

  • 1.30 to 2.30pm 
    Giant Puppets of Maroondah by Snuff Puppets and VCAL students from Swinburne University, Cyclo Illuminato by Thomas and Wells
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm
    Cyclo Illuminato by Thomas and Wells

Saturday 22 September

  • 1.30 to 3.30pm
    The Boom Family by Snuff Puppets
    Melba College circus performances created with Westside Circus
    Cyclo Illuminato by Thomas and Wells

24 to 26 September and 3 to 5 October

  • 11.30 to 3pm
    Cyclo Illuminato by Thomas and Wells