Circus Oz HQ
Architect: Lovell Chen
Yarra | Y01
Born in Melbourne in 1978, Circus Oz has taken its internationally celebrated form of contemporary circus across the globe, performing to more than 3.5 million people across 27 countries on five continents.
The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal-free circus that adults and children can enjoy together. Celebrating breathtaking stunts, irreverent humour, cracking live music and an all human ensemble, Circus Oz promotes the best of the Australian spirit: generosity, diversity, death-defying bravery, and a fair go for all.
After 10 years of planning, Circus Oz moved to its new home on the former Collingwood Technical College site, purpose-built for Circus Oz by the Victorian Government. Renowned for their work on heritage listed and public buildings and spaces, award-winning architects Lovell Chen designed an inspiring creative hub for the next phase and future sustainability of Circus Oz.
This impressive new building was re-opened in March 2014. It features two rehearsal spaces with 15m high ceilings, a trapdoor, foam pit and lots of other fun circus equipment that allows the Circus Oz artistic team to create and develop new shows under performance-like conditions. The building has also enabled Circus Oz to expand its public and community classes, programs and activities.
Need to Know
Open: Saturday 10am-4pm
What's Open: Or turn yourself into a performer the easy way by taking a photo of yourself in our ‘But Wait there’s more…’ Cutouts. PLUS! Food from Baskerville Jaffles and Coffee from the Coffee Peddler on site should keep you going as you go behind the scenes at the Circus!
Special Note: Performances from the Circus Oz Ensemble and band A chance to give it a go with Public Circus Allsorts workshops at 12, 1 and 3pm
Frequency Of Tours: Self guided tours throughout the headquarters and the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent, including sneak peaks of the props workshop and costume department.
Building Type: Arts
Year Built: 2013
Tram Stops: Stop 19: Johnston St/Smith St on route 86
50 Perry St , Collingwood VIC 3066