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. 


NOTE: This is a rescheduled performance from 2021. Your original tickets for this performance are still valid as all seat locations remained the same. If you can no-longer find your original tickets, please contact the Box Office. If you requested print at home tickets they will be emailed 72 hours prior to the show.

"Intricate and mesmerising piece of art"
— Arts Hub
"Damn brilliant show"
— The Music

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Friday 7 Oct - 7:30pm

Duration:     50mins, no interval


Adult: $28.00
Seniors/Pensioners: $25.00
Child/Student: $23.00
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children - enter multiples of 4): $23.00


RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes


Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child.


The RPAC car park fills up quickly.  Use designated drop-off points and leave plenty of time to find a parking space.

Early Bird pricing ends:

For Early Bird Tickets book before midnight August 14 2022.
After this date Adults $28 & Snrs/Pens $25

Booking fees:

$5 by phone and $6 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances.

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