Gasworks Circus Showdown

Applications for Circus Showdown 2020 close Sunday 31 May
Heat 1 – Wed 14 Oct 7.30pm
Heat 2 – Thur 15 Oct 7.30pm
Finale – Sat 17 Oct 7.30pm

Full $30
Concession $25
Gold Card $24

Full $40
Concession $35
Gold Card $32

TBA – check closer to date

An unparalleled professional development opportunity for circus and physical theatre artists, performed in a showcase made possible by daring artists and adored by audiences since 2012.

Shortlisted acts present excerpts of new shows, and unprecedented development awards will help artists to take their works to new heights.

“Fifth year in attending and it continues to enthrall me” – Audience Member

Gasworks Circus Showdown 2020 is generously supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Robert Salzer Foundation. Awards on offer have been donated by NICA, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, with more to be announced.

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The only performance opportunity of its kind in Australia, Gasworks Circus Showdown invites artists from across Australia to present 10-15 minute acts (solo, duo, or groups) in a professional venue under the guidance of experienced circus professionals. Participants have access to rehearsal space and then proceed through semi-final nights, and receive feedback from a live panel of industry professionals. The series culminates in a final showcase which brings the most advanced artists together for one night, where career development Awards are distributed. Previous finalists have used Gasworks Circus Showdown as a springboard to develop new works which have been performed nationally and internationally. They have also been offered further performance opportunities at Gasworks Arts Park.

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