Circus House is a social enterprise run by Flying Fruit Fly Circus. When not in use for visiting artists and trainers, profits from short term rentals support our fee-relief and scholarship programs.
The Circus House and Ringmaster’s House are both 2-bedroom self-contained units with full kitchen, bathroom, lounge area, television, free wifi and one parking spot each. If you would like to enquire about staying in our accommodation, please contact our coordinator Julie Wilson. You can also book directly through AirBnB through the listings below.
In 2018, with the assistance of the Federal Government Department of Communications & the Arts, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus was able to purchase two self-contained units in South Albury, within walking distance of our training facility.
With support from Creative Victoria and a fundraising campaign matched dollar for dollar by Creative Partnerships Australia through their Plus1 funding program, the units were refurbished, fit out, and opened officially in 2019.
This new artist accommodation is a game-changer. As a regional company, the cost of travelling artists to our hometown is increasingly prohibitive. These fit-for-purpose units support our training and artistic program by allowing us to bring more diverse artists and trainers from around the world to Albury-Wodonga to train with our young artists.
When not in use for our full-time program, the accommodation is run on a social enterprise model where the profits from private short-term rentals fund low-cost accommodation for other local arts institutions and supports our scholarship program to assist students to attend the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.
Thank you to all of the organisations and individuals who have made this project possible!
Rotary Club of Albury North, Zoe & Xavier Pinard, Marguerite Pepper, Biteit Group, Baker Motors, Jonathan Bielski, Flying Fruit Fly Circus School Students & Staff, Gary Ashworth, Jacqui Nelson, Harris Lieberman Solicitors, Dr Dianne McGrath, Fruit Bats, Security 1 Solutions, Probus Club of Port Phillip, The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Amanda & Rod Ayton, Richard Hull, Paul McGill, Luke Hallgarten, Tahni Froudist, Lara Block, Nicholas Marks, Simon Spellicy, Trevor Matthews, Ina Johnson & Charlie Parkinson, Marg Leddin, Dr Annabel & Steve Martin, Alyce Fisher, Don Gargan, Donna Baldwin, Anonymous, Anonymous, Steve Froudist, East Albury IGA, Renate Polglaze.