Circus For Life

Subsidised Workshops

Do you work with women* and youth experiencing disadvantage?


Looking for a unique way to build confidence and team skills?


Having trouble accessing our workshops due to financial barriers?


You may be eligible for a Circus for Life workshop or program!



Women’s Circus is thrilled to launch Circus for Life. This new community program offers heavily subsidised one-off introductory circus workshops, ongoing weekly programs and scholarships to our Training Program to groups and schools serving women* and young women*. This program is generously supported through the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation’s Thrive program and our Circus Solidarity Club.


*Women’s Circus welcomes anyone to these programs who identifies as, or has lived as a woman, or identifies as non-binary.
Women’s Circus partners with community groups, schools, government agencies and non-profit organisations to provide social circus workshops to individuals in the community often overlooked. Our programs support those facing challenges with mental health, addiction, poverty, violence, trauma, or homelessness.


Our expert trainers have taught and trained at some of Australia’s top circus organisations including the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), Circus Oz, Westside Circus and internationally. They have extensive experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and those facing barriers including: young people and women experiencing homelessness, eating disorder patients, asylum seekers and refugees, LGBTQIA+ community, and those identifying as having a visible/invisible disability.



CIRCUS 101: intro workshop


This two-hour intro workshop gives your group a taste of a range of circus treats including acrobalance, hula hooping, juggling and manipulation. Participants are encouraged to connect with their bodies and build confidence through games and trust exercises. A great opportunity to see if an ongoing engagement program is the right fit!


(8-16 participants) $100+GST *normally $420
(16-24 participants) $200+GST *normally $680

CIRCUS JOURNEY: weekly program


In this 5-week program, the group will learn the importance and joy of supporting one another while building individual confidence. This is an ideal program to help build friendship and camaraderie while providing space for participants to move, build strength and coordination and develop long lasting personal practices. Our trainers work to support participants to acknowledge their personal strengths with emphasis on their physical and emotional well-being. Circus skills may include acrobalance, aerials, juggling and hula hooping.


(8-16 participants) $500+GST *normally $1950

(16-24 participants) $1000+GST *normally $3800


Our workshops are carefully designed for participants to get the most out of their time with us. Before booking please note the following:

  • Each workshop is 2 hours long and includes warm-up and cool-down exercises
  • Available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-3pm
  • All workshops and programs take place at our customised training space, The Drill Hall- located in West Footscray
  • Minimum of 8 participants – maximum of 24
  • Women*s Circus is committed to making our workshops fully accessible. Please let us know of any accessibility requirements. Our Drill Hall home is fully wheelchair accessible.