Roll up, roll up! 

Welcome to the Tasmanian Circus Festival 2018!

19th - 21st January, Swan Bay Tasmania

The Tasmanian Circus Festival is currently shaping up and kicks off on the 19th of January 2018!

Set in Swan Bay overlooking the iconic Tamar River just 20 minutes north of Launceston. The festival features top independent circus performers and physical theatre companies from around the world.

A family friendly festival with a diverse range of market stalls, music and performance. We have three performance venues, including a secret big top for the creatures of the night, hidden deep within the bush and natural amphitheater with a stunning view over the Tamar river. 

The public festival weekend (19th-21st January 2018) is a family friendly, 3 day camping event. Performances include aerials, manipulation, dance, acrobatics, comedy and music. Showcasing some of the best independent contemporary circus performances and featuring circus artists from all corners of the globe, local and national talents. Performing for you, their renowned acts in variety shows and cabarets throughout the festival.

The training week masterclasses (14th-18th January 2018), features some of the leading contemporary circus industry trainers and performers teaching a broad range of circus skills to anyone with basic physical theatre experience. The 5 day long intensive masterclasses week aims to bring participants who are keen to broaden their circus skills, whilst camping together as one large circus community.

We look forward to seeing you there!
-The Tasmanian Circus Festival Team


~Check out our FAQ section for all those festival and training week questions~

Festival Site Access Times

Training week:
Arrive anytime Saturday 13th of January (training commences 7.30am on Sunday 14th)

Festival weekend: 
Arrive- from 12pm Friday 19th of January 
Leave- 8pm Sunday on the 21st January (gates are open on the Sunday for those that need to leave early).

Camping and Facilities

For those with a 3 day pass or training week ticket, you will be camping on site. If you are unable to stay for the three days, then grab yourself 1 day passes for the Saturday and Sunday.

Campers may bring along one vehicle per ticket. Caravans and campervans are welcome. For more information please visit the FAQ page.  

During training week and the festival there will be a great selection of food stalls, so no need to pack camp food! Although you are welcome to bring your own cooking equipment. 

Please note that we cannot allow access in and out of the festival site for those with three day festival passes or during training week (emergencies exempt!). We are looking forward to camping with you all in one giant circus family! 

There are plenty of toilets and some showers for the campers. 


Would you like to become part of the Tas Circus Festival Team for 2018 as a volunteer? We'd love to hear from you.

Application forms can be found on the GET INVOLVED page


Stall Holders

Would you like to have your market stall or food stall at the 2018 festival? Then send us an application. 

Application forms can be found on the GET INVOLVED page


Site Rules 

We want everyone to have the best possible time they can while at the festival. Here's a few of our simple site rules to keep everyone happy.

  • Zero waste! Take out what you bring in. Simple! Lets keep our earthly impact as minimal as possible on this beautiful Tassie spot. 
  • No dogs (or pets). We love our furry friends, but their bark isn't so helpful for circus performers when upside down attempting a trick.
  • No BYO alcohol. Drinks will be available for purchase on site, at very reasonable prices. 
  • No drums. Save that drumming for another day.
  • No open flames. 

  • No weapons of any kind. 

  • No videos and no flash photography

  • No illicit drugs


We are really lucky to be holding the festival in such a great location, and only a short distance from Launceston. 


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For the local bus timetable and information, click below link


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