Join The Circus! National Institute Of Circus Arts Auditions

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is searching for Australia’s future circus stars during its national Audition Roadshow from Wednesday 25 September – Tuesday 8 October.  Applications are open until 2 September at

As the only national arts training institute to offer a Bachelor of Circus Arts, positions at NICA are highly sought after and attract Australia’s most talented, physically gifted and creative young performers. NICA graduates have joined nationally and internationally acclaimed companies including Cirque du Soleil, Dragone (China), Cavalia (Canada), NoFit State Circus (United Kingdom) alongside Australia’s Circa, Circus Oz and Carnival Australia, to name a few.

NICA seeks emerging circus artists from a broad range of  backgrounds extending to dancers, gymnasts, martial artists, fire twirlers, theatre students, trickers, parkour enthusiasts, BMX riders and anyone else with exceptional physical abilities.

Entry into the three-year Bachelor of Circus Arts degree is by audition, interview and successful completion of a medical assessment. Applicants must apply to audition.

The innovative curriculum includes individual and group circus acts, performance and movement skills, circus history and cultural studies, circus business and career management; anatomy, physiology, nutrition and sports psychology for circus artists and health and safety in the circus environment.

NICA also offers a foundation course, the Certificate IV in Circus Arts.

Audition Applications open 2 July and close 2 September

Applicants are required to apply via the NICA website at

State Venue Locations and Dates

VIC NICA 39-59 Green Street Prahran VIC 3181 Wednesday 25 September 2019
WA CircusWA 90 Adelaide Street Fremantle WA 6160 Tuesday 1 October 2019
QLD Flipside Circus 117 Mina Parade Alderley QLD 4051 Friday 4 October 2019
NSW Aerialize 7-9 Close St, Canterbury NSW 2193 Saturday 5 October 2019
ACT Warehouse Circus Chifley Health and Well-being Hub, 4/70 MacLaurin Cres, Chifley, ACT Tuesday 8 October 2019

$50 fee to audition. Audition times will be advised to applicants as part of the application process.
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