Eroni’s Circus is coming home to Geelong with a new programme to delight families for the school holidays.
While Geelong has always been a favourite location for the Victorian based family owned circus, it truly feels like home now after spending all of the lockdowns based here.
When the show couldn’t go on, the family and performers secured essential services jobs working in and around Geelong, all while continuing to train and maintain their performance skills.
When lockdowns finally lifted and the borders reopened, the circus pilgrimaged to the outback Queensland towns of Tambo and Blackall for the very first Blackall-Tambo Circus Carnival.
The Half-Way Hotel at Northampton Downs, a station between Tambo and Blackall in Western Queensland, is the birthplace of the Eroni’s Circus family lineage from over 130 years ago, the hotel was exchanged for a bullock team and so started their circus days.
A lifesized elephant that is proudly displayed in the main street of Blackall celebrates the town’s connection to Australian circus history and was purchased and transported all the way from Geelong in 2020.
Eroni’s Circus toured Queensland and northern NSW before returning home to Victoria this year.
Eroni’s Circus draws inspiration from the classical circuses of yesteryear.
Beautiful, glamorous costuming, lively original music, immaculately presented animals, traditional circus clowns, the smell of sawdust and popcorn in the air and the anticipation of what exciting act will come out next, through the red velvet curtain.
The circus has many new artists and new acts that have not performed in Geelong on previous visits while still retaining the crowd favourites of clowns, trapeze acts, beautiful palomino horses and cheeky goats.
Performing throughout the school holidays in Moolap (next to Bellarine Bargains) the circus prides itself as a very family oriented circus that caters for all ages, from grandparents through to young children.
General admission tickets are only $35 for adults and $25 for children. First row ringside are an extra $5 per person.
Tickets are available onsite from one hour before each show. Free parking onsite.
Snack foods such as Dagwood dogs, freshly made hot cinnamon donuts, hot jam donuts, cold drinks, fairy floss and freshly popped corn are available from the circus food trailer. There are also games and novelty souvenirs for sale.
Fri 15 Sept: 7pm
Sat 16 Sept 2pm & 7pm
Sun 17 Sept 2pm
Mon 18 Sept 2pm
Tue 19 Sept 2pm
Wed 20 Sept 2pm
Fri 22 Sept 2pm & 7pm
Sat 23 Sept 2pm & 7pm
Sun 24 Sept: 2pm
Mon 25 Sept 2pm
Tue 26 Sept 2pm
Wed 27 Sept 2pm
Fri 29 Sept 2pm & 7pm
Sat 30 Sept 7pm Only
Sun 1 Oct 2pm
Fri 6 Oct 7pm
Sat 7 Oct 2pm & 7pm
Sun 8 Oct 2pm (last show)