Become a Member

Join the Women's Circus family

Women’s Circus welcomes any member who identifies as a woman, or identifies as trans or non-binary.

Become A


Women’s Circus has provided training and creative opportunities for community participants and women, trans and non-binary artists since 1991 when it was founded to work with survivors of violence or abuse as a project of the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Women’s Circus is still proudly based in Melbourne’s vibrant West and now works with people of all ages, experience levels and cultural backgrounds as well as with our local communities. We honour the important legacy of our organisation and the work, commitment and achievements of all those women who have gone before us. We today ‘stand on the shoulders of giants!’


  • high quality circus and performance training in a fun, safe and supportive environment
  • creative opportunities supported by professional artists
  • discounted member-only prices on short courses, masterclasses and performances
  • discounted and free ticket offers on circus and theatre shows
  • regular member-only e-newsletters
  • open training
  • costume store loans
  • member venue hire rates: $15/hour | $60/day (head HERE for more info)
  • Artist Development Programs including Still I Rise and A Room Of One’s Own
  • voting at our Annual General Meeting
  • a Facebook Members-only group page
  • use of in-house equipment
  • the friendship and support of a diverse community of amazing members!

Check out our Members Handbook for more details


Annual Membership – valid for 365 days:

  • Solidarity (you love our work): $80
  • Full (Gainfully employed): $55
  • Concession (Student/Healthcare card): $45
  • Unwaged: $25

Your Annual Membership supports women, trans and-non binary people who face social barriers to access our programs and services by providing subsidised Community Programs and sponsored places to our Training Program.