Sidesault at The Melba 2019

Sidesault at The Melba 2019

About the Festival

The third festival of innovative and experimental Circus work at The Melba Spiegeltent, Sidesault at the Melba 7-17 November 2019.

We will be presenting the next round of cutting edge new circus works or adaptations of existing works that explore the possibilities of circus as an art form and engage with contemporary cultural trends; works that spark conversation and debate, as well as celebrate the positives, imagine the possibilities and break some rules!

We are thrilled that Sidesault at The Melba was been nominated for a Green Room Award for Innovation in Curatorial Contribution & Programing in the Contemporary and Experimental Performance category.

Previous participants have gone on to tour nationally and internationally and win many awards after their premiere as part of Sidesault at The Melba.

We willl be realeasing Festival passes and the full program in August so join our mailing list HERE to stay up to date.

Sidesault at The Melba is proudly supported by City of Yarra

Previous participants:


Casting Off, A Good Catch

Nonstop, Space in Time Circus

Party Ghost, Poached Eggs & Asparagus

Unsuitable, Tumble Circus

Relax: Everything’s F*cked, The Syndicate Sideshow



My Sight, Their Sight, Blindful

Laser Kiwi, Colossal Productions

Boss Squad, Madhouse Circus and Point & Flex Circus

Jugg Life, Jugg Life Productions

Hell Is Other People, Love is the Drug

Feed the Horse, Radish By Night


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