You watch the empty stage. Gradually, the lights begin to fade to an ambient sepia glow and the conversation of the other patrons seated around you begins to subdue in response. The soft sound of falling rain fills the room, as a dancer alights the stage. She is elegantly dressed in a shimmering black dress. As she begins to move, her limbs flow and entwine like seaweed pulled in oceanic currents, performing feats of astounding flexibility and grace. With a dramatic flick of coal-black hair, she raises her head and looks directly at you. Your eyes meet hers. She parts her ruby red lips and says to you:

“Welcome to Cirque Nocturne”



Cirque Nocturne is an Adelaide-based circus company that excels is producing creative and narrative-driven theatrical circus shows shows for festivals throughout Australia. We also create custom stage shows and roving performers for private and corporate events throughout South Australia.

Cirque Nocturne debuted its first production with its self-titled show at the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival. Since then, our unique performance style of fusing circus and story-line has received widespread critical acclaim.

Cirque Nocturne productions feature the best performers from throughout Australia from a variety of circus, dance and variety genres, including aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, belly dancers, fire spinners, burlesque dancers and more.

View our Performance History Resume

Or read some of our Reviews

To read more about Director Kate Lawrence, please visit her personal performance page here


Whether you pick from our existing repertoire of shows, or have something unique created especially for your event, contact us about arranging a show for your next event.

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