Join the UQ Respect crew for a night of wonder at Circus in a Tea Cup!


Keeping all the balls and plates in the air, balancing on the kitchen table, weathering the storm that rattles the china, transforming familiar spaces of potential danger into spaces of safety and caring, staring down harm, demanding change, and sharing secret dreams for everyone to hear, the performers have created their own Circus in a Tea Cup.

Witness an exquisitely beautiful contemporary circus performance, in which Vulcana Circus ensemble members collaborate with survivors of gender-based abuse to tell true stories of recovery, resilience and triumph.

Queensland’s longest-running women’s arts company, Vulcana Circus, in partnership with Brisbane Domestic Violence Service, part of Micah Projects, brings you Circus in a Teacup. This wildly powerful work draws on Vulcana’s extensive experience in creating transformative works of physical performance.

Witness a different kind of emancipation in real time. This is a true story about picking up the pieces and learning to fly high.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and through Brisbane Domestic Violence Service - Micah Projects.

About Summer in Queensland

Enrich your summer break with Summer in Queensland (22 Nov 2021 - 11 Feb 2022). Not everyone can spend the holidays at home, so we've created an exciting program packed with trips, events, workshops and activities that will make this summer one to remember. 

$10 for UQ Students
$25 for UQ Staff


Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Queensland Performing Arts Centre