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Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July 2022 | Kirwan, QLD | Nyawaygi Country

Access Arts is proud to be partnering with Cootharinga to present MERRY-GO-ROUND.

Led by world class Queensland artists from Casus Creations and Dancenorth, and Townsville’s very own Circus Pandemonium, MERRY-GO-ROUND has been developed with funding from Arts Queensland. The program is a four-day dance and circus workshop open to people with a disability aged 18 and over.

Over the four days participants will explore dance and circus skills, ending with a showing at The May Wirth as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA).

Workshop dates and times

When: Monday 27 June – Thursday 30 June
10:00AM – 4:00PM daily
Where: Northreach Baptist Centre, 38 Canterbury Road, Kirwan, QLD
What to bring: A water bottle, comfortable clothing, lunch/snacks

Final showing dates and times

When: Friday 1 July
3.30 pm practice run
5.30 pm show starts
Where: The May Wirth, Jezzine Barracks, 19 Isley Street, North Ward, QLD
What to bring: A black shirt for the showing

Accessibility: Fully accessible venue. Accessible parking on Mitchell St. Accessible drop-off and pick-up point for participants is on Mitchell Street near Entrance #2

If you require an accessible seat or assistance for the Friday 1 July Showing, please ensure you email the team at after you have purchased your tickets.


To be eligible you must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Identify as experiencing disability and/or someone who is d/Deaf
  • Have an NDIS plan

How to apply

  • Click the button below to apply online by Friday 10 June or download and complete one of the downloadable application forms and return to with ‘Merry-Go-Round’ in the subject by Friday 10 June
  • We will be in contact with you shortly after we receive your application to discuss a spot within the workshop along with any support or requirements to participate


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MERRY-GO-ROUND is presented by Cootharinga in partnership with Access Arts. Led by world class Queensland artists from Casus Creations and Dancenorth, and Townsville’s very own Circus Pandemonium.


This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.