WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL YOUTH CIRCUS, the only full-time circus school for young people aged 8 to 18 in Australia.

We are renowned as both a centre of training excellence and an award-winning performing arts company offering an elite-level circus training course, general education through our own select entry school and artistic program which creates and tours performances around Australia and overseas.

Our purpose built school and training headquarters are based in Albury-Wodonga on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.


Circus is all about performance! Our young artists tour locally, nationally and internationally.

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Do you ever dream of running away to the circus?

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Or find out about our local community programs Read more…


We are a charitable foundation dedicated to helping extraordinary young people achieve their full potential.

We rely on the donations and support of generous individuals and organisations. Read more…

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In 1979, the Murray River Performing Group (MRPG) staged a school holiday workshop in Albury to teach local kids how to put on their own circus show. With Jim and Pixi Robertson providing the skills training along with a few intrepid others, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus was born. What a resounding testament to the magic independent artists can create when supported, nurtured and unleashed to dream big and make the seemingly impossible happen.

Without the chutzpah and wild imaginations of these pioneering artists, there would be no Fruit Flies.

So we were honoured that two founders of our circus, Ian Mortimer and Pixi Robertson, could join us to share the double celebration of our opening night and partnership announcement with Sydney Opera House. Quite a legacy.

Australia needs more like Pixi and Mort, not less.
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Many wonderful images from our opening night reception for Circus Under My Bed and a spectacular week at Sydney Opera House, our new home from home.

Photography: Daniel Boud
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"Trick after trick captivated the audience every single minute. Mouths agape, we were spellbound, watching plate-spinning, tumbling, hula hooping and juggling. I don’t think anyone wanted the story to end." (Kid Bucket List). Final week of Circus Under My Bed at Sydney Opera House, closes July 12. Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/kath_2015_circus_under_my_bed.aspx

Next stop Canberra Theatre Centre 16-18 July. Bookings: canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/circus-under-my-bed/
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