Burrinja Circus Festival

Saturday 24th to Thursday 29th June 2023

6 days of fabulous fun in the hills! Learn new skills, be amazed by show-stopping performances and get involved with interactive circus experiences at Burrinja.

Check out what’s on below!

All events are held at
Burrinja Cultural Centre
Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey VIC 3158

What’s On

School Holiday Circus Workshops

Tue 27th June – Thur 29th June 

Climb high in an Aerial class, flip and roll in Tumbling, find your balance on the Tightrope or try it all in Circus Mix. With classes for toddlers and kids, you really can run away to the circus!

$15 – $25

Winter Circus Carnival

Sun 25th June, 12pm – 4pm

Burrinja will transform into a big top as Ruccis hosts a day of free circus fun for the whole family!

Try unicycling, juggling, hula hooping and more at free drop-in workshops, get your face painted, conquer the obstacle course, enjoy free live circus performances throughout the day, plus competitions, games and crafts and so much more! 

Free! No bookings required.

Pop the date in your diary!

Show: Fierce!

Tuesday 27th June, 7:30pm

Meet the Beasts of the circus world and immerse yourself in a truly wild night of cabaret.

Featuring seasoned circus talent as well as the up and coming circus artists of the future, this show is a must see of the festival.

All tickets $25

Show: Jugg Life

Sunday 25th June, 1:30pm

Jugg Life is an explosive fusion of dynamic live percussion and relentless energy with the breathtaking skills of two of Australia’s best jugglers and a combined 30 years of performing experience. Beginning with the simple beat of a drum and ending with the total mayhem of both performers keeping ludicrous numbers of props in the air, Jugg Life is an intense, non-stop escalation of skill and entertainment.

Adults $30, Kids $25, Family of 4 $85

Ruccis Student Production - Get Wild!

Saturday 25th (9:30am, 2pm and 6:30pm) and Sunday 26th June (10am)

Ruccis goes wild for their 2023 student production! Their eccentric tour guides will take you on a wild adventure through the natural world. Get Wild! is a chance for family and friends of Ruccis students to see what they’ve been working on throughout the year.

See which show your student is performing in >here<

All tickets $25