About Us

Be yourself  –  Take risks  –  Have fun

Castlemaine Circus has created an inclusive and accessible space and offers classes for all ages in Circus Skills, Aerial Arts and Parkour. We foster an environment where students can take safe risks, support each other and have fun.

Students learn all the fabulous skills and techniques of circus, aerial and parkour in a positive, collaborative environment. They develop physical and emotional skills including strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, self confidence and creative expression.

Castlemaine Circus was established in 2013 as a direct response to ongoing requests from the community for childrens’ circus classes. Established as a not-for-profit incorporated association, by a committee of volunteers, classes started in February 2014.

We began with 3 classes a week, and we now run 24 classes a week, enrol 250 students of all ages and engage 12 amazing trainers from the region. We run a student trainer program and celebrate each year with an end of year Celebration Week and Circus Show. Castlemaine Circus will continue to grow to meet the needs of the community.

It takes a community to make a circus, and it couldn’t have happened without the support of our start up funding partners, the outstanding generosity of families and the ongoing efforts of our passionate staff and trainers.

Enjoy others  –  Get confident  –  Feel safe