Past Event3 Feb - 5 Feb 2022

Circus Weekend

No longer available

Aotea Square

Special Events

UPDATE 24 Jan 2022: Auckland Live, our partners and artists involved in Auckland Live Summer in the Square regret to announce that due to New Zealand being in Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting indefinitely, all events scheduled from Friday 28 January - 26 February will not be going ahead. Due to the nature of the events planned and difficulty safely distancing or capping audience numbers in Aotea Square, the events are now postponed until further notice.  The welfare and safety of our artists, staff and audiences will remain our first priority.  

These events are:

Fiesta  28 – 30 January
Jazz  31 January
Circus  3 - 5 Feburary
The Greatest Showman  5 February
The Circus  5 February
Fashion  11 -12 February
Beats  17 -19 February
In the Heights  19 February
Animation Gets Groovy  19 February
Pride  24 - 26 February
Auckland Pride Party  26 February

We are monitoring advice from the Ministry of Health and will provide further updates and advice around rescheduling of Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square in due course.

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The circus is in town!

Be dazzled by a family-friendly line-up of incredible aerial acrobatics with hilarious flips, slips, and a whole lot of tricks.

Catch a free show in the Square with some of New Zealand’s best circus performers, or try your hand at some of the interactive activities on offer. Check out the full programme below!

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Welcome back to Auckland Live, where our venues are open for Covid-19 Protection Framework compliant events. All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required. Click here for our Covid-19 FAQs and information on how we are keeping our people, visitors, and venues safe.  

Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here

 

 

 

Thursday 3 Feburary

Coming soon!


Friday 4 February

Grass Area

4pm - 5pm: Whānau Flow workshop

  • Live music and yoga for the whole whānau!
  • Presented by Manubrium Circus

6pm - 7pm: Have a go Circus workshop

  • Presented by Circability

 

 


Terrace Stage

5pm - 6pm: Top of the Heap

  • In the land of wonder and wisdom where rain glitters and pirate ships are common on land... there lives a wondrous companionship of characters who hand balance, clown, and contort, telling their stories on this sailing ship of a set. It's a ramble through the brambles in a topsy turvy world of upside-down amazement. Giggles, contortion, adventures, tea parties, and pirate battles ensue... all to sort out who exactly, definitively, and indefinitely is at... the TOP OF THE HEAP.

    Top of the Heap is a rainbow show for young and old and is part of Auckland Pride Festival 2022!

    Presented by The Dust Palace

6.30pm - 7pm: Movement Jazz

  • Music, circus and contempory dance merge to bring you a jazz quartet like you've never seen before. Fully Improvised and site specific Movement Jazz is a celebration of the rhythms of space and human connection.

    Presented by Manubrium Circus

7pm - 7.50pm: Confessions of a Aerobics Instructor

  • We don't need thigh gaps, we need the truth. Join hilarious aerobics instructor Joy (BANANA JOLIE) as she celebrates the strength and takes the lies out of lycra in her cardio-comedy street show. Featuring high-powered rock and pop staples, physical comedy, audience interaction and a jump rope act like you have never seen, this show will give you an ab-workout of belly laughs and leave your heart pumping.

    Presented by Banana Jolie

8pm - 9pm: Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus

  • The Flip n Fly Youth Company brings you Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus. A play on the famous quote “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. Everyone has a different view of beauty and we in circus choose to show our beauty through the flow of movements and rhythm that we create in connection to one another. While everyone sees beauty differently we believe what we what we create in circus is truly uniquely beautiful.

    Presented by Flip n Fly


Saturday 5 February

Grass Area

10am - 11am: Whānau Flow workshop

  • Live music and yoga for the whole whānau!

    Presented by Manubrium Circus

12pm - 1pm: Have a go Circus workshop & DJ

  • A circus workshop for all abilities!

    Presented by Circability

3pm - 4pm: Have a go Circus workshop & DJ

  • A circus workshop for all abilities!

    Presented by Circability

6.30pm - 7.30pm: Confessions of an Aerobics Instructor

  • We don't need thigh gaps, we need the truth. Join hilarious aerobics instructor Joy (BANANA JOLIE) as she celebrates strength and takes the lies out of lycra in her cardio-comedy street show. Featuring high-powered rock and pop staples, physical comedy, audience interaction and a jump rope act like you have never seen, this show will give you an ab-workout of belly laughs and leave your heart pumping.

    Presented by Banana Jolie


Terrace Stage

11am - 12pm: Films | Aptus + The Circus

  • Full details on The Circus here

1pm - 1.30pm: Movement Jazz

  • Music, circus and contempory dance merge to bring you a jazz quartet like you've never seen before. Fully Improvised and site specific Movement Jazz is a celebration of the rhythms of space and human connection.

    Presented by Manubrium Circus

1.30pm - 3.30pm: Films | Aptus + The Greatest Showman

  • Full details on The Greatest Showman here

4.30pm - 5.30pm: Top of the Heap

  • In the land of wonder and wisdom where rain glitters and pirate ships are common on land... there lives a wondrous companionship of characters who hand balance, clown, and contort, telling their stories on this sailing ship of a set. It's a ramble through the brambles in a topsy turvy world of upside-down amazement. Giggles, contortion, adventures, tea parties, and pirate battles ensue... all in order to sort out who exactly, definitively, and indefinitely is at... the TOP OF THE HEAP.

    Top of the Heap is a rainbow show for young and old and is part of Auckland Pride Festival 2022!

    Presented by The Dust Palace

7.30pm - 8.30pm: Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus

  • The Flip n Fly Youth Company brings you Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus. A play on the famous quote “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. Everyone has a different view of beauty and we in circus choose to show our beauty through the flow of movements and rhythm that we create in connection to one another. While everyone sees beauty differently we believe what we what we create in circus is truly uniquely beautiful.

    Presented by Flip n Fly


DJ Stage

5.30pm - 6pm: Movement Jazz

  • Music, circus and contempory dance merge to bring you a jazz quartet like you've never seen before. Fully Improvised and site specific Movement Jazz is a celebration of the rhythms of space and human connection.

    Presented by Manubrium Circus

8.30pm - 10pm: DJ


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