Our Circus

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is Australia’s national youth circus, recognised as one of the world’s leading performing arts companies.

Founded in 1979 as a holiday project for local youth in Albury-Wodonga, the reputation and influence of the company has grown over the years. With many landmark projects to our name and an ever-increasing roll call of alumni working in leading companies around the world, we are perhaps Australia’s most successful cultural community development project, continuing to enrich the lives of many young Australians in North East Victoria, Southern NSW and from around the country.

Our company is dedicated to advancing and innovating the art form of circus, creating exciting emerging artists for the industry and acting as a leader for the youth circus sector and our regional community.

Our unique circus program for young people aged between 8-18 has a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence. It develops artists in the creative arts by being one of Australia’s most celebrated producers of dynamic contemporary circus works for young people and families, touring nationally and internationally, and as an educator in circus and interdisciplinary art forms.

A busy schedule of circus training and performance is supported by our academic program, which is provided by our two partner schools; the select-entry Flying Fruit Fly Circus School and Wodonga Secondary Senior College.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is currently circus-in-residence at Sydney Opera House and has strong partnerships with the Arts Centre Melbourne, The Cube Wodonga, National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), Circus Oz, Circa, Vietnam Circus School in Hanoi, Phare Circus in Phnom Penh Cambodia and a network of regional touring venues. It is a member of the Arts 8 group of organisations recognised by the Australian government as centres of national arts training excellence.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is crucial to the Australian circus eco-system; creating performance ready artists, developing new audiences for the art form and employing professional directors, designers, performers, technical staff and teachers.