On by Circa

★★★★★ “…a stylish, flawlessly executed physical essay on the human need for connection”The Age


“…the ensemble’s extraordinary strength, flexibility, timing, co-ordination and trust in one another thrills and delights”Limelight Magazine


After the smash-hits of Humans 2.0Carnival of the Animals and Peepshow, Brisbane’s globally renowned Circa returns with their newest creation On by Circa.

A chance encounter. A touch. An improbable connection. On by Circa follows eight strangers whose lives cross in the courtyard of an apartment block. Over the course of a single night they will fight, love, laugh and find moments of beauty and transcendence.

Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, with a pulsating score from Melbourne composer Jethro Woodward and striking lighting design from Paul JacksonOn by Circa is an unmissable and powerful new work infused with fierce humanity and exceptional acrobatics.

On By Circa is circus at its contemporary best – as thrilling as it is moving.


World premiere: Monash, Australia- April 2022
Performers 7
Duration 65 minutes


★★★★★ “…a stylish, flawlessly executed physical essay on the human need for connection.”
The Age // View

★★★★1/2 “…the ensemble’s extraordinary strength, flexibility, timing, co-ordination and sheer trust in one another thrills and delights.”
Limelight // View


Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Original Music Jethro Woodward
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Technical Director Jason Organ
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

International Representation

Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives USA, Canada, Central & South America
Antonin Coutouly / Book Your Show France
Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia & New Zealand
Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking & coordination
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations & big dreams

A Monash University commission

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Photo by David Kelly


Click below to see the On by Circa gallery.







Tour Dates

Past Dates

Date City Venue
7th - 8th April 2022 Melbourne, Australia Alexander Theatre, Monash University Performing Arts Centres
13th - 14th April 2022 Darwin, Australia The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre
7th May 2022 Wyong, Australia The Art House Theatre
12th May 2022 Geelong, Australia Costa Hall, Geelong Arts Centre
12th August 2022 Adelaide, Australia Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
28th October 2022 Cairns, Australia CPAC Theatre
4th November 2022 Toowoomba, Australia Empire Theatre
23rd - 26th November 2022 Brisbane, Australia Playhouse, QPAC
9th March 2023 Wagga Wagga, Australia Civic Theatre
11th March 2023 Albury, Australia Albury Entertainment Centre
15th March 2023 Gold Coast, Australia HOTA
18th March 2023 Coffs Harbour, Australia Jetty Theatre
20th March 2023 Shoalhaven, Australia Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
23rd March 2023 Griffith, Australia Griffith Regional Theatre
25th March 2023 Goulburn, Australia Goulburn Performing Arts Centre
29th March 2023 Gosford, Australia Central Coast Council
31st March 2023 Orange, Australia Orange Civic Theatre
1st April 2023 Bathurst, Australia Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
4th April 2023 Port Macquarie, Australia Glasshouse Port Macquarie
6th April 2023 Tamworth, Australia Capital Theatre
12th April 2023 Ararat, Australia Ararat Town Hall
14th April 2023 Warnambool, Australia Lighthouse Theatre
15th April 2023 Portland, Australia Portland Arts Centre
19th April 2023 Colac, Australia COPACC
21st April 2023 Sale, Australia The Wedge
22nd April 2023 Gippsland, Australia Gippsland Performing Arts Centre
18th May 2023 Burdekin Shire, Australia Burdekin Theatre
20th May 2023 Proserpine, Australia Proserpine Entertainment Centre
23rd May 2023 Bundaberg, Australia Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
27th May 2023 Redlands, Australia Redlands Performing Arts Centre
31st May 2023 Mackay, Australia Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
19th - 22nd July 2023 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Ithra Theater