Cirque Adrenaline

Cirque Adrenaline: Arts Centre Melbourne

This family-friendly nail biting circus production (boasting the world’s most dangerous and death-defying acts) comes to Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre for a limited time.  Cirque Adrenaline is both thrilling and filled with laughs.

When: until 10 April 2016 {new shows added}

Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road MELBOURNE

Cost: $29-$109, click here to book.

I took two seven-year-old boys with me to the preview performance of Cirque Adrenaline and they loved every minute.  The clown was fantastic and had them in absolute stitches (and actually had them rolling off their seats onto the floor at one point!).  The acrobatics were faultless and the stunts terrifying.  A highlight for me was the incredible balancing Rolla Bolla act – I have never seen anything like it!

The show is two hours long (including 20 minutes for an interval) making it very doable for audiences aged 5+.

My only niggly comment would be that the music was loud (think Vegas-style circus soundtrack) and so this could possibly be off-putting if you have little ones who don’t enjoy loud performances.

More details from the media release:

Created by the producers of The Illusionists and Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline’s troupe of over 30 performers, many either former national aerobatic champions or stars of Cirque du Soleil, are renowned worldwide for their theatrical flair and breath-taking acrobatic displays both on the ground and high above the stage.

Each performer has been handpicked from among the best circus entertainers around the world, including Russia, China, South America, Africa and Europe, creating a new genre of show that blends traditional circus acts with the new guaranteeing to keep the whole family on the edge of their seats.

Acts include clowns and hair-raising fire acts, daredevil motorcyclists who narrowly miss each other in the Sphere of Fear, Wheel of Death performances, trapeze artists, high bars and aerial silk, plus a whole host of others all promising danger and excitement.

Producer Simon Painter, who is no stranger to producing heart-pounding shows, says Cirque Adrenaline does not stop to draw breath.

“Imagine if you took all the finales from the greatest circus and acrobatic spectaculars from around the world and then brought them together into one extravaganza – that is Cirque Adrenaline.”