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By a Thread - One Fell Swoop Circus
Redland Performing Arts Centre


Seven acrobats and 30 metres of rope …

Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship, the performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics. The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a precise negotiation of cause and effect. 

By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best circus artists. With intense training in a breadth of contemporary circus disciplines, the performers have pooled their knowledge and skills and then exploded the traditional boundaries of these disciplines to create a show where classic techniques are used in expansive ways.

4.5 stars 'Intricate and mesmerising piece of art' Arts Hub

4.5 stars 'Damn brilliant show' The Music

Performance Times:
Saturday 10 October, 7.30pm
RPAC Concert Hall
50 minutes, no interval
Early Bird Adults* $25
Early Bird Seniors/Pensioners* $23
Child/Student (high school & uni) $23
Family Pass (2 Ad, 2 Ch) $92 ($23pp)
Babes in arms (12 months and under) - free on the knee
*For Early Bird Tickets book before midnight August 16.
After this date Adults $28 & Snrs/Pens $25
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child.
Booking Information:

You can book your tickets:

  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.30 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre so that we can accommodate your needs.

On Sale

RPAC is taking RESERVATIONS ONLY on upcoming shows while we are closed.
This means you can still secure your seats for upcoming performances so you don’t miss out, and you don’t have to pay for them until we re-open.
Please make your reservation by calling the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131.