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Flying Fruit Fly Circus: TEMPO


Sat 23 Mar 2024


7.30 pm - 8.30 pm


1 hour



When the orchestra hasn't shown up and the audience is waiting, call the Flying Fruit Fly Circus! 

A highly distinguished musician has arrived to conduct their latest symphony, but the orchestra is nowhere to be found. Fortunately, the Fruities are ready to save the day! And create chaos with the concert grand piano…

Directed by Jake Silvestro with an original score by Ania Reynolds, Tempo features an extraordinary ensemble of young performers aged between 12 and 18 who not only possess dazzling circus skills but also play instruments!

Shifting between striking aerial acts and highly choreographed acrobatic chaos, Tempo draws heavily on the traditional knockabout humour of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus – a trademark of the company over many years. Magic, slapstick, juggling, balancing, acrobatics and aerials tumble in, out and around the concert grand piano. 

With no dialogue and plenty of gasp-inducing action, Tempo appeals to every age and is suitable, or perhaps essential, for all families. 

Photos by Ian Sutherland



Inside the Circus is an audience engagement program giving a select number of participants a behind the scenes insight into the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. 

These 1-hour sessions run before the performance and can be booked at same time as your ticket purchase. $5 per session. 

Note: Performance tickets are still available!




Jake Silvestro
Ania Reynolds
Musical Director
Lauren Shepherd
Creative Circus Associate
April Dawson
Costume Designer
Kofi Isaacs
Lighting Designer
Produced by Flying Fruit Fly Circus 
Featuring a cast of young acrobats from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus


Saturday 23 March 2024

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm 


TEMPO Performance
Adult: $20.00
Child U15: $16.00
Pension, Senior, Full-Time Student: $16.00
Group of 4: $60.00 ($15.00 each)

Inside the Circus Program - SOLD OUT
$5.00 per child (Participating children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Parents/guardians do not need a ticket, however only one person can attend with their child.)

Please note: A Service fee of $3.00 applies to bookings made online and by phone (unless tickets are free of charge). Delivery Fees may also apply.

Content warning: Smoke Haze

For general ticketing and box office information (including conditions of sale) see our Ticketing services information page.

For accessibility bookings or other box office inquiries please email [email protected] or phone 03 9709 9700. 

Tempo is made possible by the generous support of Dr John Leaper OAM and Mrs Jenny Leaper OAM