Circus and Physical Theatre (CaPT)

TNA works with the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre community to contribute to the development of a diverse, thriving, and sustainable sector. Our aspiration for the sector is for it to be recognised and supported by three tiers of government, presenters, programmers, and audiences alike.


TNA’s CaPT Strategy has 9 Priority Areas:

  • ► First Nations First
  • ► Access & Inclusion
  • ► Promoting Equity & Justice
  • ► Membership & Engagement
  • ► Informing & Supporting
  • ► Gathering in & Connecting Out
  • ► Developing a Sustainable Sector
  • ► Advocating for Recognition & CaPT specific needs
  • Analysing Sector Trends, Realities and Evolutions

Some of the ways TNA supports the capt sector

  • Deliver Mentorships & Observership programs for targeted emerging artists to develop relationships and connections within the sector.

  • Promote and provide opportunities for knowledge development on topics including; diversity, access and inclusion, and also employment standards.

  • Facilitate peer working groups to drive discussion, professional development, and support these groups with administration, promotion, and networks.

  • Advocate to state and federal funding bodies for increased support of Circus and Physical companies and projects.

  • Provide access to policies, procedures, documents, and case studies that support and promote TNA’s CaPT strategy priorities.






The strategy overview is available as a PDF or Word document. For the full strategy or for further information please email Steph.

CaPT  initiativeS

Producer Club

Introducing the ‘Producers Club’ for Circus and Physical theatre producers. A bi-monthly session at the TNA saloon (in Melbourne) / or online, to meet, have a tea and biscuit, work through challenges and share successes with a bunch of like-minded and experienced folk. Bespoke to the most urgent needs, skills, and conversations that the participants have identified for their producing practice. Sessions will be partly facilitated and partly driven by the participants - blending conversation with dedicated work sessions. There will also be an opportunity for participants to get supported with business-like advice on topics like superannuation and industry standard rates.

Next Session:

Monday 11th October 14:00 - 15:30 (All career points) & Friday 15th October 14:00 - 15:30 (established Producers only).

Check in and workshop difficulties with your peers. October's session will be held online, and open to circus producers from across Australia. RSVP to Steph.