New circus centre opens in Brisbane

The Brisbane Circus Centre offers Flipside Circus a new home from which to train the next generation of circus artists.
A bright orange building constructed from multiple shipping containers.

The Brisbane Circus Centre, the new home of youth company Flipside Circus, has officially opened its doors. 

The custom-built Centre, constructed from shipping containers and prefabricated materials, is expected to be a valuable addition to the already-strong Brisbane circus sector – a much needed space both for training and rehearsals, as well as the presentation of new circus productions.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts