All Access Circus – A Play Space for Neurodivergent Kids

Castlemaine Circus is piloting a winter holiday program for neurodivergent kids. We would love you to enrol in a class and then share your experience to help make the best neuro-friendly class ever for your kids! 

The classes will be both structured and exploratory so kids can choose what to do engage with, learn at their own pace and have fun in the circus space. We want to provide an opportunity for kids to grow in confidence, be creative, be physical and feel welcomed.

There will be two amazing trainers leading and supporting the class of 10 maximum students. There will be a chill out area in the space with sensory play. The circus classes will have a quieter atmosphere (juggling, tumbling, aerials) while the parkour class will have more energetic one (leaping, running, jumping, vaulting).

Carers should come into the space to begin the class and support their child. Carers are then welcome to stay for some or all of the class with the option of going back and forth depending on what works best for their child. Carers can sit in the foyer and watch through the big glass windows.


PARKOUR – Wed 10 July

6-12 years, 1:00 – 2:00pm carer as needed

CIRCUS – Sun 7 July

6-8 years, 1:00 – 2:00pm with carer

9-13 years, 2:30 – 3:30pm carer as needed

Cuppa and conversation between classes.

Structure of the class:

  • Warm up and stretch
  • Demonstration of activities
  • Explorative play at circus/parkour stations
  • Engage with giant obstacle course
  • Ask questions/watch demonstrations from trainers
  • Short closing activity

For all levels, beginners most welcome.

Price: $25 Full | $15 Concession. Book Tickets here.

Please get in touch to discuss any questions: OR 0488 424 657.

Circus for Adults – NEW Class

Thursdays 7-9pm
Acrobalance, Tumbling, Handstands, Tightwire, Rola Bola, Aerials.
Develop strength, coordination, balance and learn how to move your body dynamically and safely.
A social and fun class for all levels and ages.  
Beginners and intermediate most welcome and all skills will be taught on a foundational level and with extensions. Luke will teach to the interests of the class and students can choose to focus on particular activities.
Trainer: Luke O’Connor
Price: $261 (inc GST) 9 week term
Book in now for a free trial class or email Caz for more info:

Autumn Holiday Program

Parkour Masterclass

Wed 3 Apr
9.00-12.00pm: 12+ year olds (experienced only)

Parkour Fun

Thurs 4 April
9.00-11.00am: 5-8 year olds
11.10-1.10pm: 9-12 year olds

Circus Fun

Wed 10 & Thurs 11 Apr
9.00-12.00pm: 6-12 year olds

Aerial Adults

Wed 3 & Thurs 4 Apr

All enquiries, contact Bek on / 0430 527 757.

Circus for LGBTIQA+

Circus for LGBTIQA+

April classes have finished up, but we had a ball and we are looking at more classes later this year.  If you are interested, please email us and we can let you know the new dates as soon as we have booked them in.

April 4, 11, 18

Thursdays 7.00 – 9.00pm

Part of Castlemaine Pride

In the lead up to Castlemaine Pride, Castlemaine Circus will run 3 awesome adult classes for our Queer community. Led by the gorgeous Bek Connors.

Acrobatics, trapeze, silks, juggling, handstands, rola bola and acrobalance

Plus some fun theatre games!

And you can practice a human pyramid for the Pride Picnic.

3 classes only!

Special price: $15/1 x class OR $40/3 x classes 

We recommend coming to all three classes to build up your circus skills.

We have spots for those who would love to attend but are experiencing financial hardship. Please call /text and request a free spot: 0435 462 749


Venue: Castlemaine Circus, 35 Etty St

Enquiries: Kirsty 0435 462 749

These classes are for those who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community.

Subsidised by Dhelkaya Health and Castlemaine Circus.

Summer Holiday Program

Parkour Fun

Monday 15 & 22 Jan
9.00-11.00am: 5-8 year olds
11.10-1.10pm: 9-12 year olds
Tickets and info:

Circus Fun

Thurs 17 & Tues 23 Jan
9.00-12.00pm: 6-12 year olds
Tickets and info:

Parkour Masterclass

Wed 17 Jan
9.00-12.00pm: 12+ year olds (experienced only)
Tickets and info:

If sold out, more sessions will open, so keep looking for new dates.

All enquiries, contact Bek on / 0430 527 757.

Castlemaine Circus Show – Sun 10 Dec

Castlemaine Circus Show: Sun 10 Dec, 2pm.

Our annual show is on again and in our new venue – Old High School Gymnasium, 35 Etty St.

Lead by MC Malia Walsh with captivating aerials performances by Nichola Hall and Naomi Wilde, sensational Acro Duo – Reece Cooper & Brandon Aroy, high energy drum and bass fire burning trio – Luke Taylor, Sam Thomas & BAERK as well as Castlemaine Circus’s emerging artists, Sam Campbell and Ez Hall and our talented Youth Circus Troupe.

Live music from the Kyneton Street Band.

A great family event for kids, teens and adults – filled with awesome circus, stunning aerials and heaps of fun!

BOOK NOW – before it sells out!

Enquiries: Kirsty on or call 0435 462 749.

Social Circus – FLO Grant Successful

Have you ever heard of social circus?
Social circus is a program of circus offered to young people who seek non-traditional ways to learn, to help them develop connection, trust and self confidence within the framework of developing physical skills. Students learn to take safe risks and to challenge themselves physically, socially and mentally. It’s often used as a way to engage and inspire young people who have disconnected with traditional approaches to schooling.
As part of our goal to serve the Castlemaine community, Castlemaine Circus has been interested in the concept of social circus for some time. Now we are thrilled to be the recipients of a Mount Alexander Shire Council community grant that will help us turn our social circus dream into reality.
Partnering with Castlemaine Secondary College and their FLO program (Flexible Learning Options), our community grant will allow us to offer two classes per week for three terms, teaching FLO students circus and parkour skills. With our FLO friends being based just next door to our Etty St home, it’s a great opportunity to strengthen our Etty St community too.
MASC CGP Supported by a Community Grant Logo

Adults Clown Workshop


Once again, we will be welcoming the wonderful Katy Burrows for an 
Intro to Clowning workshop – 4 hours of clowning fun! 
All levels are welcome.
This workshops will be a safe place for participants to practice simple clown techniques through playing games, exploring movement, improvising and performing.
Over the day we will do a range of exercise to practice key clown skills, in order to deepen our understanding of clown.
– How our bodies can convey to us so much, without doing much at all
– Practise the power of breathing
– Uncover a little of the clown in each of us
– See how our clowns play with one another
About Katy Burrows:
Since 2012, Katy has studied a variety of performance styles (particularly clown, circus and physical theatre) in France, Chile, Argentina and Australia. In 2013 she toured an adagio clown duo act in Chile and performed trapeze for Chilean Circus Theatre Company, Suspension Horizontal. While studying at NICA in 2019, Katy was Resident Artist at Women’s Circus as well as Circus Director for the Women’s Circus show, The Drill. Since 2020 Katy has been performing as a primary school teacher and created a Youtube series where she plays six characters who adventure together. 
We have limited spots for this workshop, so book in quick! For any questions, please contact Bek on 0430 527 757.


Summer Holiday Program

Castlemaine Circus is offering so many summer holiday workshops:

Circus Program

Thur 12, Fri 13, Thur 19, Fri 20 Jan

9.00 – 12.00pm

6-11 year olds

Come down to Castlemaine Circus for a fun, physical and creative half day of:




Parkour Program

Parkour Fun
Mon 9 & 16 Jan

9:30 – 11:30am: 5-7yr
11:45 – 1:45pm: 8-10yr
2:00 – 4:00pm: 11+

Get into parkour a fun way, learning foundational skills and giving it a go! These classes are ideal for beginners and intermediate levels and for those who learn best through structured play. Great place to hang out with friends and enjoy parkour.

Parkour Focus – Masterclass
Wed 11 & 18 Jan

9:30 -11:30am – 6-9yr
11:45 – 1:45pm – 10-12yr
2:00 – 4:00pm – Teens

Parkour Focus – Masterclasses for those kids/teens familiar with the foundations of parkour and ready to push their training to the next level. Classes include parkour drills, skill advancement and a training structure to learn how to take your training outside. Come to a masterclass and dedicate your time to nailing your parkour skills with our amazing coaches Flynn and Cam.



Aerial Adult Classes

Wed 4, Thurs 5, Wed 11 Jan: 7.00 – 8.30pm

Fri 6 Jan: 10.00 – 11.30am

Enrol in our Summer Holiday Aerial Classes.  Apparatuses include Trapeze, Silks, Aerial Hoop, Hammock and Rope. With the awesome Nichola Hall, these classes will include; 
– Full body stretch
– Strength and conditioning 
– Beginners and Advanced aerial skills 
– Skill progressions on a chosen apparatus