Circus Factory

Must close 3 May 2015 Powerhouse Museum

This is your last chance to step into the ring of one of the most delightfully daring, spectacularly spectacular feats of showmanship, curiosity, absurdity and intrigue at Circus Factory.

This exhibition must close on Sunday 3 May.

Please note that tickets are already SOLD OUT for all sessions from 1pm – 5pm on Sunday 3 May.

  • Ride a fairground carousel that is 100 years old
  • Test yourself with the laughing clowns
  • See over 60 circus costumes and props featuring ringmasters, animal trainers, acrobats and clowns
  • Wonder at hilarious kinetic sculptures created by David Archer
  • See photos and objects never seen before from Australia’s very own Wirth’s Circus
  • Throw yourself into a carnival world created by French scenographer Gérard Cholot and designer Alban Le Henry

In this exhibition you will also find:

Science of Circus Show

20 Apr to 3 May
Weekdays: 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm
Weekends: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Step right up and explore the wonders of science found in the circus ring! In this engaging science show explore the physics behind your favourite circus acts including plate spinning, hula-hooping and tightrope walking.


Circus Factory FAQs


Up to 3 kids free with each adult ticket

Adult: $35
Member adult: $25
Family: $65
(2 adults and up to 6 children)
Member family: $45
(2 adults and up to 6 children)
Concession: $20
Additional child (4—15 yrs): $8
Free entry for children under 4 years

Exhibition tickets include same-day entry to Powerhouse Museum. Transaction fees from $3.95 may apply.

Group discounts available.

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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

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