Lexicon Circus

  • Wed Oct 03 - Sun Oct 21 2018
  • Standard: $89 / $79, Under 30s: $39
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Lexicon is a celebration of the past, present and future of circus—a world of magic and laughter inhabited by quiet misfits and furious poetry at the Royal Botanic Gardens as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

It’s been 250 years since Philip Astley dreamed up the circus ring and along the way created modern circus as we know it. Now the UK’s leading large-scale contemporary circus company has taken that pivotal moment as the springboard from which to launch their latest spectacle.

An experience like no other, audiences are placed nose to nose with international artists who have perfected their craft in ways nobody else has managed.

The creak of tensing muscles, the gasp of breath expelled, the hiss of a limb whipping through the air and the slap of skin connecting—it’s no wonder circus is the form that speaks to all ages.

Tue—Sat: 7pm (Sat also 2pm)

Sun: 5pm

2 hrs 15 mins with interval