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How Do They Do It? A Zoo In The Middle Of The City

In August 2006 a dream came to life: A zoo in a building where visitors could be totally immersed in ten different environmental zones without even leaving the city. Where they could get right up close to animals like snakes, wallabies, butterflies, parrots and even koalas and still be in air-conditioned comfort. Each ...

Behind the scenes of an aerial acrobatics show – Part 3

One week until the Aerial All-Stars take to the sky at Hoopla! This week we chat to Thom Worrell for a behind the scenes peek into life on the road as a professional acrobat, pre-show antics and prop malfunctions. How did you decide to run away and join the circus? I was actually studying a bachelor of science at ...

The day I quit my job to become a magician

Experience Adam Mada’s daring interactive magic show Mada’s Marvels at Darling Harbour Hoopla this Easter long weekend 18 – 21 April. We caught up with Adam for a sneak peak into life as a professional magician. How did you first discover your love of magic? Who or what inspired you?   I grew up on a small ...

Behind the scenes of an aerial acrobatics show – Part 2

We caught up with aerialist Elli Huber to talk training with a swinging trapeze as she prepares to perform for you at Darling Harbour Hoopla with the Aerial All-Stars. You’re an aerial artist. That’s so cool! How did you get into it? I literally decided one day that it’s what I wanted to do. I was never a ...

Behind the scenes of an aerial acrobatics show – Part 1

Over the next few weeks we’ll be delving into the world of the talented aerial artists that make up one of Darling Harbour Hoopla’s highlight shows - The Aerial All-Stars. We’ll be gaining exclusive access into their daily lives as performers, following their journey on the road to Hoopla as they train, rehearse, and ...

10 reasons why circus jobs trump office jobs

This Easter long weekend (18-21 April) at Darling Harbour Hoopla you’ll get the chance to see some of the most talented circus performers doing their thing. Swinging, flying, jumping, flipping, and bending themselves into unthinkable poses. You’ll be floored by the talent of these local and international artists for sure. ...