Delivering one of their most unique shows to date, Circus Oz have returned with new show, Precarious, delivered under the heated Big Top in the Royal Botanic Gardens from 26 June to 15 July 2018.

A show of innovative circus acts, Precarious delivers an exciting three-dimensional world that examines the fragility between humans and nature, showcasing the skills of the circus with extraordinary foot juggling, aerial rope, tippy ring, mesmerising roué cyr, Chinese pole and hula hoop – all hilariously woven together with original music from the live Circus Oz band.

Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, has teamed up with independent director, Kate Fryer, to craft Precarious and create the mayhem that is the ministry of nature – an absurd lo-fi bureaucracy filled with phenomenal acrobatics, spectacular aerials, live music and physical comedy.

United by their shared love of storytelling, Tannion and Fryer continue to push circus innovation, extending people’s expectations of circus skill and apparatus. Working with the Circus Oz ensemble, musicians and production teams the Precarious Co-directors ask – are we in precarious times environmentally, saying, “how much more can our ecosystem take? Are we approaching the tipping point? Can humanity restore the natural balance before it is too late?”

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Director and Chief Executive Tim Entwisle, supports the show in its new location. “We are delighted to be partnering with Circus Oz’s show Precarious. The show’s nature theme perfectly complements the new location. We look forward to welcoming its audience to the Gardens, and we hope to foster a strong, ongoing relationship together.” On during the school holidays, the big tent will be home to a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages.

Precarious is an original show from the unique Circus Oz, which this year celebrates its fortieth-year anniversary. Credited with revitalising a traditional artform in a very Australian way, Circus Oz is a rock ‘n’ roll, all-human circus that has influenced the development of circus arts around the world since its foundation in 1978. Today Circus Oz has continued touring to over 100 cities and regions in 28 countries and playing to over four million people.

See Circus Oz’s Big Top premiere, Precarious on from 26 June to 15 July!


Location: Circus Oz Big Top at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Southern Cross Lawn

Address: enter via the Observatory Gate on Birdwood Avenue (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance)

Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)

Tickets: $35 – $60 (plus booking fees)

Circus Oz Website