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Vulcana Women's Circus –


Ms Jo Pratt
Phone: (07) 3358 1888
Email: generalmanager@vulcana.org.au
Website: www.vulcana.org.au


Lvl 2, Stores Building, Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington Street

Postal Address

The Stores Building, Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington Street

Vulcana Women’s Circus works with the circus traditions of inclusiveness, strength, excitement, and daring to transform and empower individuals and communities! Vulcana run workshops for adults and children and we develop community projects with all kinds of different communities, the focus always being on creativity and empowerment through circus. You can book us for gigs, workshops or hire our space at the Stores Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse. We value women as leaders and role models, and believe that empowered women are essential in building and shaping strong communities.


The Intent of Vulcana Women's Circus:

Flexible and fun, challenging and definitely unique, we are about positive experiences of physicality and creative power. Vulcana encourages diversity and provides safe spaces for disrupting the norm – individuals, families, companies, whole communities have enjoyed the affirmative changes a Vulcana project helps facilitate! 

We offer ongoing and short-term workshops, community programs, and innovative dynamic performances, and we work with partners from government to corporations to advocate for positive change – all through the energising thrill and physical exploration of the Circus Arts.

Recent Accomplishments of Vulcana Women's Circus:

Community Cultural Development Projects

Since 1996 Vulcana has been taking circus workshops to different communities of women and young people. Working in collaboration with community organisations, Vulcana artsworkers use circus as a tool to explore ideas and issues relevant to those participating and to devise a performance piece that reflects this exploration and celebrates the new skills they have learnt. These are developed as both short and long term outreach projects.

Professional Development

Vulcana assists in the provision of Brisbane- based professional development for practitioners of circus and physical theatre. Past projects have provided local emerging performers with master class training in circus and physical theatre.

Performance Projects

Vulcana’s community performance events provide workshop participants with an exciting opportunity to experience all aspects of performance development and production.

The performances are created by the participants with plenty of support and structure provided by highly skilled professional theatre workers, artists, designers, artsworkers, trainers and technicians.

The performances are renowned for being an empowering celebration of the participants’ experience, cultural exchanges between participants and artsworkers, cross-arts collaborations, the innovative use of circus and physical theatre, high production values and inspiring circus skills.

Current Activities of Vulcana Women's Circus:

Workshop Program

Vulcana annnually offers 4 terms of circus workshops for adults and children. Our exciting range of workshops includes training in aerials (trapeze, tissu & web), intermediate & advanced acrobalancing, tumbling an d handstands, clowning, hoola-hoops and general circus training for beginners.

Corporate Events & Workshops

Vulcana offers corporate entities a memorable performance to celebrate important events or to entertain clients. Team Building workshops are also available and provide corporates with a fantastic and creative way to build trust and encourage teamwork amongst their management and employees.

Participation in Vulcana Women's Circus:

The group is open for everyone to join or participate in.

Meeting Venue:

We run four terms of circus workshops for women over 18 in New Farm, at the Brisbane Powerhouse. We also run kids workshops at various locations.

Workshop programs for community groups, schools, etc can be provided here in New Farm, or we can come to you! 

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Meeting Times:
Membership Fees:

Women over 18 who enrol in an 8 week class are encouraged to purchase membership, which entitles you to one year's free access to our studio space for training purposes.

Membership with a class $30 full / $24 concession

Membership, no class $50 full / $40 concession