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Flipside Circus is building Stage 1 of the Brisbane Circus Centre

A unique, purpose-built circus space that will be home to Flipside Circus and support communities and Queensland’s world-leading circus artists

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Construction of stage 1 of the Brisbane Circus Centre- a purpose-built contemporary circus space at Northshore to house Flipside Circus, support our communities, and support Queensland artists.

Created from modular, pre-fabricated materials, shipping containers, the Brisbane Circus Centre combines form and function, design and utility to create an iconic building that is uniquely circus.


  • Families, children and young people

34,348 children and young people took part in Flipside’s programs in 2019 with another 10,000+ participants in regional and remote Queensland.

Flipside ran 127 programs for special needs and all abilities participants in 2019. Our Explore the Possibilities Program brings parents, carers, occupational therapists, and circus trainers together with children with high and special needs.

  • Regional and remote Queenslanders

Flipside has delivered programs and residencies in 69 regional and remote communities over the last three years as far afield as Junda, Julia Creek, Normanton, Cunnamulla, Longreach, and Doomadgee.

  • Queensland’s world leading circus artists

Brisbane is a world-leader in circus, the 2nd largest circus hub in the world. Queensland is home to some of the best circus performers on the planet. Over 1,000 artists train, create, rehearse, and perform at Flipside Circus.

  • Audiences

Over 1 million people have seen a Flipside show – help us reach another million. Over 55,000 people passed through Flipside’s training centre doors in 2019 – when fully functioning, around 110,000 people will visit Flipside’s new home- The Brisbane Circus Centre.

What is the need?

The Centre will provide a new home for Flipside, our communities, and our artists.

It will provide much needed training, development, and performance space for Queensland’s circus artists.

The Centre will help make Flipside Circus more sustainable and help us invest in children, young people, and communities.

Who is supporting this project?

The Australian Government has invested $1M in the project through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development’s Community Development Grants Program.

Flipside Circus also received $290,000 through Arts Queensland’s Strategic Infrastructure Fund.

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) in securing a non-commercial lease for our new home.

Flipside Circus 2021 Giving Day  $115,240. Proudly supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus 1, Hamish Clift and Flipside supporters.

YOU – Our community is the backbone of this project. We are just $100 K to reach our budget and we can’t do it without you.


Where is the new location?

Flipside Circus’s new home will be at Northshore 221 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton 4007, QLD.

Image Supplied by Frasers Property and photographed by Aerial Advantage

“The installation and residency of Flipside’s Brisbane Circus Centre is strongly aligned with Northshore emerging as a creative arts and entertainment hub of Brisbane.  Northshore is Brisbane’s immersive riverfront offering distinctive outdoor spaces ideal for physical and large-scale experiences. Commercially the focus is on the provision of innovative spaces supporting entrepreneurial business.” Northshore Brisbane

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Rebecca Campbell
07 3352 7233

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Flipside fills a fundamental and necessary role in this industry that allows the propagation of new emerging artists, new art, and new ideas.

Having a purpose built dedicated space of their own is key to their growth and I believe vital to the sectors growth also.

Alex Mizzen

From the age of 10 through to even now as a 24-year-old professional circus performer Flipside has always been the organisation to support me. I have performed on stages all around the world representing Queensland artists globally and am still reliant on it now for my career.

David Trappes

Specialist spaces to make quality contemporary circus shows are difficult to come by.
Spaces like Flipside gives us independent artists the ability to train, create and make work.
Having a base or a creative home like Flipside has given Casus the ability to create freely. Proudly much of our work that was born in Flipside grace stages all around the world.

Natano Fa’anana