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Westside Circus

Westside Circusis a vibrant and growing community arts organisation creating circus, performance, physical theatre, music and leadership opportunities for young people.

Our core aim is to make a difference for young people between the ages of 3 and 25 from diverse social, and cultural backgrounds to access exciting and challenging programs which build confidence, promote personal wellbeing and create positive relationships both with peers and the community.

Westside Circus produces one to two public performances per year as well as delivering funded programs with a focus on at risk and newly arrrived young people.
Westside Circus also offers:
Behind the Wall Youth Troupe - to perform at conferences and events
Public Program - weekly circus classes for 3 year olds through to adults &
Community Program - tailored worshops for schools, not-for-profits and youth groups.

Company history

1996 Westside Circus is created by Debby Maziarz as part of a Moonee Valley City Council youth program

1997 First large-scale performance ‘Fazed Out’with 25 young women and a live band performing to an audience of 700.

2002 Westside Circus becomes an incorporated association

2003 Show The Albatross blows the audience away at the Melbourne Fringe

2004 Westside Circus moves into its very own space in inner city Melbourne

2005 Westside Circus begins its Public Program for kids through to adults

2006 Last public show with artistic duo of Debby Maziarz & Andrea Ousley

2007 Winner of the City of Yarra Community Service and of the Victorian Children Communities Awards

2009 Westside Community Program offers 6,875 workshop places – with a focus on at risk youth and newly arrived young people

2010 Founder Debby Maziarz resigns and Lena Cirillo takes up the baton

Contact Details: 

Beth King - General Manager

A: Westside Circus, 2/29 Cameron St, Brunswick, VIC 3056
P: 9383 2299
F: 9386 4337