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Circus Oz HQ

Architect: Lovell Chen

North | N11

Born in Melbourne in 1978, Circus Oz has taken its internationally-renowned 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. After 10 years of dreaming, hoping and planning, Circus Oz moved to a new home on part of the former Collingwood Technical College site, purpose-built 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. This facility features two rehearsal spaces, costume and workshop spaces, as well as the beautiful heritage Melba Spiegeltent. The rest of the site is soon to be launched as the Collingwood Arts Precinct. Plans are evolving so come and see this exciting new project as it comes to life.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sunday 10am-4pm

  • Heritage Listed: Yes

  • What's Open: The Melba Spiegeltent and two rehearsal spaces, with views into workshops and costume areas

  • Tour Type: Self Guided

  • Tour Details: Self guided tours throughout the headquarters and the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent, including sneak peaks of the props workshop and costume department. Face-painting and balloon twisting all day with opportunities for children to try out their circus skills.

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Facilities: Pram access

  • Year Built: 2014

  • Website: http://www.lovellchen.com.au

  • Tram Stops: Tram Stop 19: Johnston St/Smith St on route 86.

  • Photo Credit: Rob Blackburn


50 Perry Street Collingwood, VIC


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