National Training Project


When: 3rd July – 14th July 2017
Where: Flying Fruit Fly Circus Headquarters
605 Hovell Street, Albury


Cost for National Training Project: 1 week – $700 inc GST; 2 weeks $1,277 inc GST

Welcome to Australia’s winter circus festival of skills and ideas sharing.

The highly popular 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 National Training Project 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 will also be a chance to explore new apparatus and develop new acts.

Registrations will open early in April, 2017 and are limited to ages 13 years and above.

The NTP also brings together emerging and established circus creators and practitioners from around to Australia to share ideas, challenges and opportunities. Events will include:

  • Youth Circus Directors Lab
  • Youth Circus Trainers Lab
  • Youth Circus Forum

The popular local circus cabaret Back In The Box will present a special Mad About Circus edition at The Cube Wodonga on the middle Saturday.

Further details and information on how you can participate will be available early in 2017.

Come and join us in Albury-Wodonga in July. The weather will be cold but the circus will be hot.

You can download a draft training schedule here, to help you begin planning your days and which additional classes you might be interest in.


We are 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.

An additional day on the end of the second week will be dedicated to a collaborative creative circus jam, offering a performing outcome for NTP participants.

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

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