Carnival of the Animals











These zebras juggle and flip. These kangaroos skip and somersault. The elephants have rhythm and the dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.

Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Bringing this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers, Carnival of the Animals captivates with whimsical tales of creatures of the land and sea with Circa’s world-famous acrobats who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.


Show Duration: 50min, no interval
Audience Suitability: 3+
Stage Size: Min 10m wide x 8m deep
Venue Capacity: 500 - 1.500
Touring Party: 10

Danielle Devery


Created by: Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director & Lighting Designer: Jason Organ
Video Designer:
Michaela French
Sound Designer & Composer: Quincy Grant
Set Design: Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French
Costume Designer:
Libby McDonnell


Carnival of the Animals
“Is there a more joyous sound than a roomful of children laughing and squealing with delight?”
“… A spellbinding and mesmerising performance... about wild imagination, explosions of magic and comical humour that speaks to everyone, especially children… a spectacle not be missed.”
Brisbane Kids
“Magical to experience...a truly beautiful piece of interactive theatre.”
Theatre Review