Operations Team

Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas (Artistic Director)

“Castlemaine Circus recognises that circus training provides a positive and supportive environment for young people with an emphasis on physical activity, team work, improved co- ordination and strengthened self-confidence. Circus uses humour and allows participants to communicate feelings with increased confidence and positivity.

We play for real. Circus is hyper real.”

Mandy Field

Mandy Field

Mandy Field (Creative Producer)

Our programs foster a culture of support and inclusion, where everyone has the right to belong, work at their own level, and contribute in a meaningful way. Castlemaine Circus is creating an environment within which young people can explore their passions, in a space that they can feel ownership over, facilitated by experienced professional artists and supported by a broad circus community. I am proud to be a part of that community.

Kirsty Sutherland (Class Coordinator and Operations)


Castlemaine Circus thrives on Dja Dja Wurrung Country

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples, their members and their ancestors, who are the Traditional Owners of this land.

The Dja Dja Wurrung have been custodians of this land for many centuries and continue to perform age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal.