About Us

Teens Circus

About Us

Empowering communities through circus since 1994

Flipside Circus is a not-for-profit community organisation and Queensland’s largest youth arts company.

FOUR KEY PROGRAMS

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Training programs right across Queensland including our circus school at the Brisbane Circus Centre.

ARTISTIC PROGRAM

An artistic program of professional performances by/for and with children and young people.

Community & Social Circus

Community and social circus programs including extensive regional and remote touring programs.

Industry Support

Support for Queensland’s circus artists and independent companies.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Flipside Circus began in 1994 when a group of circus artists and families got together to run circus workshops under a tree in Davies Park, West End.

Since then we have:

  • Trained more than 1 million participants;
  • Reached audiences of over 1.5 million; and
  • Been a catalyst for the development of Queensland’s circus sector.

For nearly 30 years Flipside has grown and developed while maintaining our strong commitment to delivering circus opportunities to young people regardless of their background or circumstances.

Along the way we have helped to train generations of professional circus artists, worked with world leading trainers, and became Queensland's largest youth arts organisation.

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Flipside Circus a great organisation teaching gymnastic skills in a fun and nurturing way. Taking in age groups from the very young to the fully grown, physical and mental confidence is encouraged and developed using circus performance skills and acts. This approach is particularly embraced by the youngest members (pre-high school). A great community atmosphere which embraces students, instructors, other staff, parents, family and friends. Highly recommended for children seeking something physically different and less competitive then other team sports.

Andrew Bevan

My son attended the Flipside workshop recently. To say he enjoyed it is an understatement. He is very keen to come down from Rockhampton for anything we can get him to. Thanks again for providing such a fulfilling experience for Darcy.

John – Regional Parent

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Specialist spaces to make quality contemporary circus shows are difficult to come by. Spaces like Flipside gives us independent artists the ability to train, create and make work. Having a base or a creative home like Flipside has given Casus the ability to create freely. Proudly much of our work that was born in Flipside grace stages all around the world.

Natano Fa’anana

The day was a huge success, with everyone having a great time… we all tried things we would never have tried before and I think we all laughed harder than we had in a while. I highly recommend the Flipside experience to any business looking for a fun and different team building activity.

Dr Victoria Gordon, QBiotics Limited

Great venue for learning how to be part of a circus!!! The trainers are very friendly and excellent at working with kids of all ages and skills. The kids start off learning basic floor skills, tumbling, cartwheels, jumping, somersaults etc. They then start to learn more advanced skills like trapeze, silk/rope acrobatics, juggling and others. Great overall experience!!

JD Hart

Thanks to the performers for an amazing show at the Gala dinner. Everyone was very happy and loved the show!

Claudia Sepúlveda – Carillon Conference Management

It’s a great place, friendly staff and lots of good people about. I attend Adult classes at night and am really enjoying the culture. I’m doing things that I’ve never done before, especially from childhood. From a fitness and core perspective some nights can be intense, but they really cater well to the abilities of the class. My flexibility is woeful but I’m making greater progress than I have in years. A fun way to exercise! They live up to the values listed on their website and I feel they’ve got a lot of integrity. I recommend it for everybody to at least try once.

Gary Thompson

We had our daughter’s 6th birthday party with Flipside today. Fair to say the attendees universally gave rave reviews of the experience, it was an energetic, inclusive 2 hour session run professionally by the 2 instructors. The circuit of activities was varied and customisable to different levels of skill and confidence, plenty to keep all amused. Would highly recommend!

Leo – Parent

The trainers were just terrific with our kids. Everyone loved the activities which were good for a range of skill levels and ages. Thanks for a really memorable day, and for making our party prep low-stress!

Liz Grimmett

I had an excellent, memory-making, wonderful, awesome time. Thanks!

Anonymous participant, 13 yo

ATYP has been closely following the community engagement and workshop model used by Flipside to deliver programs in regional Queensland and forge ongoing relationships with regional towns and centres. This program reflects best practice nationally and is something that many leading professional companies are scrambling to replicate.

Fraser Corfield – ATYP

The performance was first class and a wonderful treat for our guests, including international Mayors, city leaders and delegates. It was wonderful to highlight our local talent to these special guests. I enjoyed it immensely and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Adrian Schrinner – Brisbane’s Lord Mayor

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From the age of 10 through to even now as a 24-year-old professional circus performer Flipside has always been the organisation to support me. I have performed on stages all around the world representing Queensland artists globally and am still reliant on it now for my career.

David Trappes

I highly recommend Flipside Circus for team building events which need to cater for people of all ages as well as all fitness levels.

Sandra, Johnston Rorke Chartered Accountants

I commend you guys on what you do. I believe you are literally saving the lives of future generations and not only in the physical sense but social, emotional, occupational, intellectual, and wellness. Flipside Circus offers is so in line with all the dimensions of wellness that promote good health outcomes. I will be singing your praises!

Robyn – Flipside Parent & Exercise Physiologist

We have been unable to keep up with the demand and community members wanting to see more workshops. (And) received overwhelming positive feedback from the community.

Ayr Library

The Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party welcomed Flipside Circus as part of our activities. The popularity of their presence was reflected in the continuous line up of young and old during the afternoon to experience the trapeze and learn various other circus skills that were offered during the event.

Lyn Husband-Entertainment Coordinator

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Flipside fills a fundamental and necessary role in this industry that allows the propagation of new emerging artists, new art, and new ideas. Having a purpose built dedicated space of their own is key to their growth and I believe vital to the sectors growth also.

Alex Mizzen

The day went brilliantly, a great choice of activities that covered all experience and capabilities.  The trainers were wonderful and the kids were really excited and enjoyed themselves.

Gabriela Fahey

The day flowed really well; with the team never sitting still for long, lots of laughs were had by everyone! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun team building experience

Heidi, Nightlife Music Video

This was fabulous! A huge success – both parents and children enjoyed the time. Very easy to book and very accommodating of last-minute changes, thank you!

Annabel Wild

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