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QPAC and Circa’s global hit Carnival of the Animals comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

Zebras juggle and flip…
Kangaroos skip and somersault…
Elephants have rhythm…
And dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.

Created by Circa and QPACs Out of the Box Festival, Carnival of the Animals will whisk you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins, as this classical music suite comes to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers.

Circa’s work has been rapturously received around the world, critics have raved about Circa, calling the work “magical”, “mesmerising” and “not to be missed.”

“...A spellbinding and mesmerising performance ... about wild imagination, explosions of magic and comical humour that speaks to everyone, especially children … a spectacle not to be missed.” Brisbane Kids, Australia
“Is there a more joyous sound than a roomful of children laughing and squealing with delight?” InDaily, Australia
...magical to experience ... a truly beautiful piece of interactive theatre.” Theatre Review, New Zealand

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
A production by Circa and QPAC's Out of the Box Festival

Performed by the Circa Ensemble
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director & Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Video Designer Michaela French
Sound Designer & Composer Quincy Grant
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Circa respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live paying respects to Elders past, present and future.


    Recommended for ages 3+

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Carnival of the Animals is funded through the Queensland Government’s $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package.

Presented by QPAC

Pricing Guide

Admission A-Reserve $35 B-Reserve $25

Children 2 years and under are free on the knee.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.

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