-"There is high drama, adventure and tension in the choreography while the performers reinvent the art form of circus in delightfully innovative ways." - Barbaroi Review - The AU Review

BARBAROI; The Underbelly of the Circus

A dystopian world, industrial, cyberpunk in the not-too-distant future. Gangs overrun the neon-clad side streets, the underbelly and outcasts rule the pitch-black forgotten ruins of an old district. There is chaos, there is danger in the shadows. There is a Showdown happening downtown; a lone wanderer stumbles amongst a crew of meta-human misfits, the Barbaroi. Will she have what it takes to be one of them? This is do or die, this is her initiation.

Inspired by the world of shadows where anything goes, and the gritty underbelly of society, BARBAROI is a blend of high octane circus, cabaret and physical theatre. Complimented by finely tuned lighting and special effects, this show will lead audiences down the rabbit-hole and asking, ‘Who are the BARBAROI?’

This daring Circus draws heavy influence from the late 80’s and early 90’s anime cyberpunk genre, utilising the genre’s rich colour palette blended with its industrial and unrefined overtones. Particular works like AKIRA and Ghost in the Shell inspired the costumes, look, feel, and lighting of the Barbaroi. It has created a unique work that is able to be adapted for conventional theatre and non-conventional spaces like outdoor spaces, warehouses and even alleyways. The Barbaroi is a flirt with the dangerous; high level circus up close and personal.


I sat in the very front row and found it confronting, dangerous and exhilarating, and at times I felt as if I was in the same wild streets as these barbarians.


Bob Becker

Hifi Way


Unleashed - raw and earthy! Street gladiators of the night!


Christina Gerber
All about Entertainment


Barbaroi is the Greek word for barbarian or outsider, and these guys are outstanding, well outside and not the norm!


Daisy Mai
Global Media Post

A collage of images from the circus show barbaroi


  • Award Winning Show
  • Can suit a variety of venues: Cabaret/ in the round/ Catwalk/ Theatre/ Tent
  • Has Ground Circus Acts
  • Has Ground to Air Circus Acts
  • Aerial Acts in full version of the show
  • Has Non Circus Acts
  • Show is family friendly 
  • Effects like Smoke/ Haze/ Strobe
  • Show can be set-up, performed and packed down in one day.

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