National Training Project


When: 3rd July – 15th July 2017
Where: Flying Fruit Fly Circus Headquarters
605 Hovell Street, Albury

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Cost: 1 week – $650 inclusive of GST; 2 weeks $1,170 inclusive of GST

Australia’s winter circus festival of skills and ideas sharing is back.

The National Training Project (NTP) is a two-week intensive course for young people and adults designed for anyone serious about a career in circus or a chance for those already working in the industry to improve and refine their skills. The NTP is an extraordinary opportunity to be trained and inspired by internationally renowned trainers and meet new friends in our award-winning state of the art training facility.

The emphasis is on advancing skills but there is also a chance to explore new apparatus and develop new acts.

The NTP brings together emerging and established circus creators and practitioners from around to Australia to share ideas, challenges and opportunities. Events this year include more creative classes (see NTP Creative below) and two industry focussed workshops, the Youth Circus Directors Lab and the Youth Circus Trainers Lab. Please contact us for more information.

The popular local circus cabaret Back In The Box will present a special NTP edition at The Cube Wodonga on the middle Saturday. Tickets available now from their box office.

Click here to meet our trainers.

Click here to work out your skill level, before registration.

Check out the schedule overview to help you plan your NTP choices.




A new and exciting additional day at the end of Week 2 for young and emerging artists from different parts of Australia to collaborate and jam out an informal performance outcome. Working with guest circus directors, this will be a fun way to conclude your training at the NTP, create new connections and showcase your creative and circus skills in an informal showing. You can tick a box on the application form to register your participation.

We are also offering a range of new creative circus classes from 4.30pm to 6pm each day as part of this year’s National Training Project. High caliber artists will run workshops on clowning, ensemble physical improvisation, movement for circus artists, circus leadership, women in circus, circus and physical theatre analysis.

For a description on some of the new sessions offered, download the PDF here

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