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State-of-the-art facilities

NICA has two award-winning facilities on the Prahran campus of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. The first is the Sidney Myer Circus Studio designed by Bates Smart Architects in 2002. The second is the NICA National Circus Centre (NCC). Designed by Cox Architects & Planners and launched in 2007, the NCC is a12mt high venue that is transformed into a professional performance space with a 350+ seating capacity.

Venues available for hire

Training for full-time students, participants of the Community Circus programs and Corporate Workshops is held in spacious, light-filled spaces including the NCC, the Sidney Myer Circus Studio, the Movement Studio and Drama Room. These spaces are also available for private or corporate hire. For the comfort of patrons and performers, the NCC and the foyer are fully air-conditioned. All dressing rooms are air-conditioned and the Main Auditorium floor is heated.

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