Opera House and Fruit Flies announce new partnership

The three year partnership will deliver performance and training opportunities for both organisations.

Greg Aplin MP, Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron and Executive Director of The Flying Fruit Fly Circus Richard Hull, with members of the company. Photo by Daniel Boud.

A new partnership between Sydney Opera House and Australia’s national youth circus, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, was announced on Wednesday evening, following the opening night performance of the company’s Helpmann-nominated Circus Under My Bed.

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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