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Sacre (Sacred)

28 - 30 Jan

This event has been rescheduled.

This event will now take place in January 2021. Hold on to your tickets as all tickets purchased for performances on 15-17 October 2020 will be honoured for the new dates. Alternatively, you can opt for a refund or exchange by contacting our Box Office on 0242245 999.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

A deeply moving encounter of powerful acrobatics and musical masterworks.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

The internationally acclaimed, boundary-pushing contemporary circus company who brought us Landscape with Monsters and Humans returns to Wollongong with a brand new creation co-commissioned by Merrigong.

In the first-ever circus setting of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Circa tightly weaves together powerful world-class acrobatics, dark humour and rich tenderness. New music from French composer Philippe Bachman sits alongside Stravinsky’s revolutionary work, considered one of the most influential of the 20th Century. The famous high C on the bassoon sounds, and the stage explodes with bodies locked in a ritual until death.

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the Circa Ensemble puts bodies on the line for Sacre in electrifying explosions of physicality and power.


  • Stratospheric skill… Circa has never looked better - The Australian (for En Masse)
  • ...virtuosic physical movement. - Limelight (for En Masse)
  • A grand masterwork that challenges the boundaries of dance, theatre, music and circus. - The Conversation (for En Masse)

Cast & Creative Team

Director and Stage Designer Yaron Lifschitz
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
Technical Director Jason Organ
Producer Danielle Kellie
Music by Philippe Bachman and Igor Stravinsky
Photos by David Kelly

Pre-Show Dining Packages

$25 Pre-Show Dining Packages

Pre-book a meal and drink at The Social when you book your tickets!

For only $25 pp. our great value Pre-Show Dining Packages feature four delicious à la carte options, served with a house drink of your choice. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten-free option.

Click here for full terms and conditions.

Important safety information

We are committed to delivering safe & enjoyable performing arts experiences.

We are operating under guidelines from NSW Health, and this means some changes to how we do things.
These include:

  • Reduced audience capacities
  • Patrons’ seats separated from other groups by 2 empty seats either side
  • Increased distance between performers and the audience
  • Additional cleaning of theatres and disinfecting of foyer touch-points before, during and after performances
  • Hand sanitising stations throughout our venues.
  • Allocated seating and collection of patron contact details
  • Assisting patrons to maintain appropriate physical distancing throughout our venues.

When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well, and prepared to adhere to the safety practices of our venues. If you’re unwell, please stay home and contact us about refund and exchange options.

We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep everyone safe, so that we can continue to bring great experiences to our community and #KeepLiveAlive.

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