Join the Rising!





Rise up and dance Brisbane!!

Together with Nia Australia, WaW Dance and the Brisbane Powerhouse, we invite you to join us on Sunday 12 February 2017 to rise up & dance as part of the global One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women and girls.

Entry to the Dance Jam is by donation to raise much needed funds for the Brisbane Domestic Violence Service.

EVERY BODY is welcome. No experience needed. Come and Join the Movement!

All individuals and organisations collaborating for this event are donating time, talent, joy, life-force, passion, space and love to rise in solidarity against the exploitation of women and give back to the Brisbane Domestic Violence Service.

For more information or to register your interest, please visit the Brisbane event website.


Vulcana visits Betoota, population 0

The smallest gazetted town in Australia, Betoota, played host to the fifth annual Channel Country Ladies Day in October 2016, and Vulcana Women's Circus was there along with 180 women from across northern South Australia, the north west corner of NSW, and Western Queensland.

The Channel Country Ladies Day was started by two women who recognised the absence of opportunities for women in western Queensland to get together and be women for the weekend.

It is an annual day for all women in the Channel Country from small towns or large pastoral stations. It is for women of all ages to come together and enjoy a relaxing and uplifting break from the demands of life in the bush. Women aged 14 through to 90 have all taken away something from the weekend.

We were so excited to introduce juggling, plate spinning, hula hoops, tumbling, clowning and acro-balance.

The ladies learnt that the fun thing about circus is whilst you're balancing on other people, and learning all of the new tricks, you're also developing trust, confidence, cooperation and communication skills - all objectives that are in line with the Channel County Ladies Day objectives to offer women a safe environment for fun and enjoyment and to form new friendships through creative engaged arts experiences, all to reduce social isolation and increase emotional wellbeing.

We sure hope we are invited back again in 2018!

See Saw Christmas Appeal – Arts Queensland to match all donations made to Vulcana!

Vulcana's See Saw Program offers funded workshop places for disadvantaged kids, women, trans and non binary people, through the contributions and generosity of our donors. Did you know that under the Arts Leverage fund, Arts Queensland will dollar match any donations made to Arts organisations before 31 December 2016? Make a contribution to the See Saw Program and the lives of those who can be empowered through circus. Donate Now!

See Saw Circus gets $39,000 boost

Vulcana are delighted to announce that our See Saw Circus Program for 2017 will be bigger and better than ever, thanks to the support of Queensland Mental Health Commission.


 Queensland Mental Health Commission LogoOur recent submission to the Queensland Mental Health Commission’s Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants Program was successful, and will see a $39,000 investment into our See Saw program next year.


This means we'll be able to offer a whole bunch of sponsored places in both our adults and kids circus programs, to people experiencing mental ill health. The Grants Program aims to "support locally-led, collaborative initiatives to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders" and Vulcana will be partnering with agencies across Brisbane to ensure our sponsored places are offered to those most in need.


Speaking following the success of the grant, Vulcana's Kirstin Sillitoe explained the importance of these funds for the See Saw initiative:

"Our Vulcana Kids See Saw program received a great boost from The Funding Network a couple of years ago, and it's fantastic to be able to continue the Vulcana Kids offer, and formally extend the program to adults too. We see first hand the amazing, positive impact that circus can have on the health and wellbeing of an individual, and we're really excited about offering these sponsored places across 2017."


To find out more about See Saw Circus, or to talk to us about a sponsored place, or a partnership, contact our Workshops Coordinator:

07 3358 1888 

Bungo the Money God

Bungo the Money God was an arts and cultural project with Inala's Indigenous communities.

Based on the urban dreaming story by local elder, Uncle Herb Wharton, the project incorporated workshops in circus, dance, sound production and costume design culminating in a production season at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

This was a partnership project between Vulcana and Inala Wangarra with the collaborative support of Kooemba Jdarra, Contact Inc., The Annex (Glenala SHS), Inala PCYC and Brisbane City Council.


Welcome to our New Website!

Welcome to our new website! We're super proud to share this with you.


But this isn't any ordinary website ... it's been put together by awesome humans from all over the world. Watch the video to find out more!


Circus Ignite

We are excited to be hosting the Circus Ignite program in conjunction with Queensland Health. Running for 6 weeks from mid-May 2016, participants with severe and enduring mental illnesses will be able to access circus as a method to fulfil their sensory needs and increase capacity to live everyday life.

Winter School Aerial Prep. Mondays 6:30 - 9pm 11-18 July

Winter School: Aerial Prep

This is one of the prerequisite courses for General aerials. Build strength, flexibility and body awareness necessary for you to kick off your aerials classes in Term 3 with a bang!

Please note: This class is open to individuals who identify as women, trans, and non-binary genders.



6.30 – 9pm, Mondays, 11th and 18th July (2 weeks)





Full: $90

Concession: $80



Vulcana, Stores Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005



We work hard to make all of our programs accessible to everyone. If you would like to discuss access requirements, or require this information in an alternative format, please contact us.

Phone: 07 3358 1888




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