On Tuesday 23 January, the Brisbane Circus Centre caught fire. Barely a year after opening, the circus venue was the new, custom space for the 30-year-old not-for-profit organisation. The fire is a substantial setback for the organisation’s strategy in the coming years.
The fire broke out on the second day of term for the company’s busy teaching calendar. No one was hurt, but the damage is extensive. ‘A lot of gear was on the floor,’ Artistic Director and CEO Robert Kronk tells ArtsHub. ‘All that is now gone, and most of our apparatuses need to be replaced.’