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State-of-the-art facilities

Home to the 2011 Melbourne Circus Festival, NICA’s spacious, light-filled facilities are available for you to hire. Based on Swinburne University’s Prahran campus, our stunning state-of-the-art venue has been used for a range of events, from fashion launches and cocktail parties to corporate functions, family fun days and weddings.

NICA’s purpose-built circus training space, the Sidney Myer Studio, opened in 2001 with the first intake of Bachelor of Circus Arts students. In 2007, NICA expanded its facilities with the National Circus Centre (NCC), NICA’s multipurpose performance and training venue.

Facilities available
  • The National Circus Centre, with optional stage and seating banks, can be adapted to suit your needs
  • Full rigging, light and sound equipment
  • Movement and Drama Studios, ideal as workshop and rehearsal spaces
  • Bar and Box Office
  • Spacious foyer, ideal for exhibitions and stand-up functions
  • Forecourt with outdoor furniture (chairs, tables and gas heaters)
  • Myer Studio, our custom-designed circus training studio
  • Circus equipment, from trapezes to trampolines
  • Variety of costumes and musical instruments
  • Heating and air-conditioning, including heated floor in NCC

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