Mullum Circus Festival 2021

Defying the odds! Pulling off the impossible!

National Training Program:
Monday 20- Thursday 23 September

Festival Weekend:
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 September

NEWS

Expressions of Interest for the 2021 Mullum Circus Festival are now open. We’d love to hear from you!

Only one nominated person needs to apply on behalf of a company/collective to perform; but each artist must apply individually to teach at the training program.

What we are looking for:

THE NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM  20 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 

Highly skilled and inspiring circus trainers / artists to teach all circus art forms (beginner to advanced level). Two to three workshops per day over the four days.

FESTIVAL  24 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • Professional shows/acts in any art form (circus, physical theatre, comedy, cabaret, dance, sideshow, music, etc.)
  • Brand new ideas for shows to test or premiere
  • Unique workshops
  • Participatory and durational art experiences
  • Roving performances
  • Film and projection art
  • Installation and site-specific creations
  • Awesome all-ages creative ideas – pitch them to us!

CREW

• Pre-production festival crew
• Set up & bump out crew
• Festival production crew (SM, LX, SND, site mangers, FOH, box office, bar, café, parking and area managers)

Submit Performer/Trainer EOI  

Submit Crew EOI

EOIs close Sunday, 10 January 2021.

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Mullum Circus Festival

2017 Mullum Circus Festival 29, 30 Sept & 1 Oct | Training Program 25 - 28 September

about

Mullum Circus Festival showcases the incredible talents of Australian circus artists, profiling established shows and companies as well as supporting emerging artists and works in development.

Join Australia's circus community for a three-day celebration of circus arts and physical theatre, ranging from youth circus performances to award-winning, internationally acclaimed acts.

Enjoy a wide range of performances in the big tops, cabarets, sideshows, the outdoor flying trapeze, circus workshops, industry talks and more.

Grab a bite to eat from a range of delicious, healthy food stalls or a have a drink and talk shop with your favourite circus artists at the bar.

Mullum Circus Festival takes place on Bundjalung country and we acknowledge the traditional custodians with respect and gratitude for the stunning land on which we play, work, love and laugh.

The festival is a 'waste-wise' event. Please support us by sorting your waste into the compost and recycling bins and limit your rubbish to landfill. Bring a water bottle or purchase a Mullum Circus Festival stainless steel bottle for refilling while onsite.

Limited 'Full Experience' 3-day camping passes are available. You will need to bring your own camping gear and be prepared for onsite living with shared amenities and limited power at the base of Mt Chincogan by the Brunswick River. Unplug and reconnect!

Three-day non-camping, weekend and single day passes are also available. Scroll down for ticketing info.

Testimonials

Tickets

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2017 Acts & Artists

Training Program

Enjoy four days of intensive circus training in a vast array of specialities from Australia's best trainers & performers. Connect and learn from others in your field or collaborate with complementary practitioners, learn new skills and create something fresh. Nightly Cabarets beneath the fig trees, festival bar shenanigans, art & industry talks, impromptu skill-sharing, belly laughs, worked bodies, life-long friends and lasting memories all included. Your Training Program registration also includes weekend festival pass and 8 nights' camping at the base of Mt Chincogan by the Brunswick River. Unplug and reconnect!

supporters

MULLUM CIRCUS FESTIVAL IS A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF CIRCUS AND PHYSICAL THEATRE IN AUSTRALIA. WE ARE SUPER GRATEFUL TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COLLABORATING WITH US PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MULLUMCIRCUSFEST.COM, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

MCF IS PRODUCED BY SPAGHETTI CIRCUS, SUPPORTED BY THE NSW GOVERNMENT THROUGH CREATE NSW.

Crew & Artist applications

Applications are now closed.
Thanks to all the wonderful folk who applied.

Volunteers & Market Stalls

Thank you to all our volunteers who made the festival run so smoothly - you rock our world!

Contact

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Mullum Circus Festival & Spaghetti Circus | Mullumbimby Showground, Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 Australia | info@mullumcircusfest.com

To find out more about Spaghetti Circus, head to spaghetticircus.com

Presented by Spaghetti Circus

Mullum Circus Festival acknowledges the people of the Bundjalung nation, traditional custodians of the land on which we live, love, work and play.
images on this site are the works of Darcy Grant, Françoise Schneiders, Willow Darling, John McCormick, Carnival Cinema, Jeff Dawson and individual artists & companies. Bunting image by Ashley Davis.

Our logo is based on a rune for earth, symbolising great events, major success, fertility and hard work. It also represents Mt Chincogan that looks over our festival site, big tops, the letter M for Mullumbimby and is reminiscent of bunting, a big part of our colourful celebration.