Due to the impacts of COVID-19 all performances of Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus have been cancelled

The performers in Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus were due to arrive in New Zealand after midnight on Sunday 15 March when the border control measures took effect leaving Auckland Arts Festival with no choice but to cancel the season. The AAF team will be in touch to arrange refunds for school bookings.

If you have any queries, please contact: Amy Turner, Programme Coordinator – Creative Learning • Phone 09 374 0339 or email [email protected]

The thrill of circus; the mayhem of Mozart.

Straight from the score and onto the stage, Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.

Reinventing the composer’s magical music, this skilful and illuminating show features Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life in a hilarious and high-spirited act young ones will fall head over heels in love with.

Recommended for ages 3+

School Matinee
Suits Year 0–6 students
Dates Friday 20 March 10.30am
Tickets $10 One teacher free per 10 students booked
Venue Bruce Mason Centre

This performance is also a relaxed performance


Delightful… Performed with an infectious sense of joy Sydney Morning Herald

Manic and magical The Guardian (UK)

Cheeky, charismatic and boundlessly energetic Herald Sun (Australia)


Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble

Image Dylan Evans

Presented in partnership with

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Commissioned by The Art House Wyong. Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 

Delightful… Performed with an infectious sense of joy.

Sydney Morning Herald