2 Cities

2 Cities – THE Official Circus Hub for the 

2021 Melbourne Fringe.

2 CITIES is the dedicated circus hub for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2021, produced by After Dark Theatre and supported by Meat Market and Melbourne Fringe Festival. It is set to be the largest annual circus performance event in Victoria in 2021.Held within North Melbourne’s Meat Market venue, 2 CITIES comprises two performance spaces/theatres – each with its own bar and foyer/gallery space. These spaces are the Bowery; a dystopian venue housing amazingly daring circus acts, and the Eastender; a classy utopian establishment which will play host to a soirée of cabarets and cirque elegance.  Check out the full schedule HERE.

2 CITIES will operate from Thursday 30th September to Sunday 10th October with 10 evening sessions (closed Monday 4th October), and 10 daytime sessions. Evening sessions comprise six shows across the two theatres with start times staggered between 6:15 and 10:30pm. Daytime sessions comprise individual children’s shows starting at different times between 10am and 1pm, predominantly weekend days.

Check out our Program (Coming August 26th)

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Just a taste of the shows that we are hosting!

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Some of the amazing companies we are hosting at 2 Cities

We have programmed an exciting range of circus, dance, burlesque, magic and variety shows from Australia’s most prestigious and awarded companies. These include:

We are dedicated to your health and safety at this event. Our HOUSE POLICY is available to read here regarding Covid safe practices, responsible service of alcohol, as well as refund ticketing policies.

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