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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

Classes are held at our two Circa Studios:

  • Judith Wright Arts Centre
    Level 3, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (corner of Berwick Street)
    Please enter via the Berwick Street entrance, a trainer will buzz you in via the intercom. Once you enter the building, take the lift up to Level 3 and follow the signs to the Circa Studio.
  • Brisbane Powerhouse Stores
    119 Lamington Street, New Farm
    Studio access is located next to the carpark, look for the Circa signage. All youth and ground-based classes are held at the Stores.

What if my circumstances change after I have enrolled?

Unfortunately, there is a no refund policy on any Circa Academy. To ensure we maintain our trainer to participant class ratios we are unable to offer make-up classes during the program period.

If you are unable to attend class due to injury or illness, including COVID-19, please contact us.

Can I pay for classes week by week?

Payment for Circa Academy is required at the time of booking. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss further options.

Is it safe?

All Circa Academy trainers have First Aid and Blue Card certification and are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment.

We are authorised under an industry plan, approved by Queensland Health, to provide classes which include contact. COVID-safe measures are in place for all Circa Academy programs. Circa reserves the right to ask anyone exhibiting COVID-like symptoms to recuse themself. View our COVID-Safe guidelines.

Are there any prerequisites?

Circa Academy has programs for everyone and there are no prerequisites for beginner aerials or our beginner youth classes. 

If you have prior circus, dance or gymnastics experience you are welcome to consider our intermediate programs. You should be able to invert, knee hang and connect multiple skills to join Aerial Nights – Intermediate Mixed. You should to be able to invert, climb and hip lock comfortably to join Intermediate Silks.

If you have trained in specific apparatus, acrobatics or other physical languages you are welcome to consider advanced programs. If you can link skills into a routine with good form Advanced Aerials may be for you.

We recommend taking our Aerial Nights or Youth Circus programs to an intermediate level, or having prior circus training, before joining Performance.

Please get in touch at if you have any questions.

Can parents observe class?

We ask that parents do not come into the studio to observe class (excluding Storytime Parent/Guardian). At the end of the year all Circa Academy participants have the opportunity to be part of a performance for friends and family.

Can I get public transport?

Circa at The Judith Wright Arts Centre
The closest train station to the Judith Wright Centre is Fortitude Valley Station. We are a four-block walk heading towards the New Farm end of Brunswick Street from this Station. There are also many bus routes that travel Brunswick Street. See Translink for further details.

Circa at The Brisbane Powerhouse
The 195 and 196 bus services stop at the end of Brunswick Street at Oxlade Drive, on the East side of New Farm Park. The 199 bus stops at Merthyr Road and Hawthorne Street. Both stops are a short walk away from Brisbane Powerhouse. The New Farm Ferry Terminal is located approximately 200 metres from Brisbane Powerhouse, with services every 30 minutes until midnight. See Translink for further details.

What if I’m late to class?

If you know you are going to be late for a class please phone the Circa office prior to 5pm so we can advise the trainers. If this is not possible, please enter the room quietly, put your bag to the side, take off your shoes and await trainer instructions.

What if I’m running late to pick up my children?

We recognise that collecting children from school or other activities and getting them to class on time can sometimes be difficult. The safety of our students is of upmost importance to us however we do ask that you are on time to drop off and collect your child(ren).

Are any casual classes offered?

Casual classes are offered for Adventure Time Circus, Circability and Open Training. Casual classes are not available for our other programs. 

What should I wear and bring to class?

Please wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that you can move around in i.e. shorts, track pants, singlet. No overly loose clothing that we will go over your head when you go upside down. We ask that you remove all jewellery before class begins. Please bring a water bottle and gym towel if needed.

How can I give feedback?

Please fill out our Circa Survey here.

What is your child supervision policy?

At Circa we are committed to creating a wonderful experience for your young artists at Circa Academy.

Whilst our excellent trainers provide supervision throughout their class in the Circa Studio we ask that all children under the age of 12 are accompanied by a parent or guardian to the studio door at drop off and pick up times. 

We also ask that if your child requires assistance or supervision in using the bathroom that you remain outside the class for its duration to be able to accompany them to the bathroom if required. 


Adventure Time Circus Frequently Asked Questions

Does the parent/guardian participate in the class?

Yes, Adventure Time Circus is designed to encourage participation by the child and their adult. Supervision in the session is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. 

Where can I park my pram?

Pram parking is available outside the Circa meeting room opposite the poster wall.

Can I bring my baby?

Babies are welcome in carriers/prams however it is the responsibility of the adult to ensure they are safe. 

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was. Always will be.