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“JUNK is absolutely wondrous. Grab a child, go.”

- Sydney Morning Herald


Arts Centre Melbourne presents the Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ presents


‘To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.’ Thomas Edison

Meet the play-loving kids who live behind a junkyard in this exhilarating new show from Australia’s world-famous national youth circus.

You’re invited to journey back in time to 1940’s rural Australia, before children had access to televisions, computers and expensive toys.

Using only their imagination, the Flying Fruit Flies will transform household trash into a magical landscape of thrilling circus adventures.

star review star review star review star review star reviewJUNK is exhilarating, inspirational and fun.- Katie Lavers, Arts Hub

Need more Junk? Come and explore our Music from the Junkyard Workshop.


Creative Team

Jodie Farrugia Director
Bec Matthews Sound Designer
Joey Ruigrok Set Design
Tom Willis Lighting Designer
Lyn Shields Costume Designer
Sarah Kriegler Dramaturge and Puppet Director (Lemony S Puppet Theatre)
Scott Stoddart Technical Manager
Loic Marques Master Trainer
Simon Yates Creative Circus Associate/Rigger
Ben Lewis Creative Circus Associate/Trainer
Shane Witt Creative Circus Associate/Trainer
Chelsea McGuffin Creative Circus Associate
Jordan Hiles Stage Manager
Richard Hull Executive Director/Producer

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is our national youth circus, recognised as one of the world’s leading youth arts companies.

Founded in 1979 as a holiday project for local youth in Albury-Wodonga, the reputation and influence of the company has grown over the years. With many landmark projects to its name and an ever-increasing roll call of alumni working in leading companies around the world, it is perhaps Australia’s most successful cultural community development project, continuing to enrich the lives of many young Australians.

The ‘Fruities’ enjoy a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence, developing young artists in the creative arts by being a celebrated producer of dynamic contemporary circus works for young people and families and as an educator in circus and interdisciplinary art forms.


22 & 23 September

22 September, 6pm
23 September, 2pm & 6pm

Relaxed performance
23 September, 2pm

Duration: 1 hour, no interval




Price range

$26 - $39

Ticket Delivery

A delivery fee may apply depending on your chosen delivery method:
Venue Collection or Regular Mail: FREE
Registered or Express Post: $5.50 per order

Service Charge

A $8.50 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.

Payment Processing Charge

Where indicated during the booking process, a per ticket charge applies of 1.05% of the advertised ticket price when:

  • paying by card or gift voucher online, which are the only payment methods available
  • paying by card in person, by phone or mail

Optional Express Ticket Delivery

A $5.50 per order charge applies if you wish to have tickets sent by Express or Registered Post.

All prices include GST.

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Recommended for ages 6+

WheelchairAssistive Hearing

RPRelaxed performance
23 September, 2pm
In a Relaxed Performance, changes are made to levels of sound and lighting in order to eliminate surprise and lessens their impacts. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around during the performance, with doors open and a designated quiet area available. A social story can be downloaded before your visit to help you familiarise audience members with the story-line, characters and venue.