The Art House presents


20 Mar 2024 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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The Art House Presents 

by Circa Cairns 

Created by Harley Mann and the Circa Cairns Ensemble

You don’t know Far North Queensland if you haven’t experienced THE WET.

From the moment the green ant’s journey to higher ground till the final breaking of the storm, THE WET connects you to place and immerses you in the hot damp. 

Circa Cairns is a new First Nations led circus ensemble creating exciting circus shows from the heart of Cairns. THE WET has been created on Country across Far North Queensland in response to the landscape and endless yarns with community. 

Drawing on these ancient stories of the wet tropics, this dynamic acrobatic show thrills while connecting everyone to Country. 

Conceived by Harley Mann (Wakka Wakka) and embodied by the Circa Cairns ensemble, THE WET is powerfully enduring circus, dripping with culture.

Circa Cairns is a Circa initiative supported by the Queensland Government and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. 

Circa Cairns is based in Gimuy (Cairns) on the lands of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people.

We acknowledge that art has been practiced here over many millennia, and that it remains a fundamental way of life for the Traditional Caretakers and Custodians of the lands on which we work, create and perform today. We acknowledge that we are here as visitors, and accept the responsibility to respect and care for these lands and tread lightly.

Always was. Always will be.

Cast & Creatives

Created by Harley Mann and the Circa Cairns Ensemble

Director Harley Mann

Lighting Design Johlian Gliindon 

Costume Design Helen Lavis 

Image by Josaphine Seale

Due to the nature of live performance, the individuals in the Circa Cairns Ensemble and musicians are subject to change. A current and accurate list of acrobats involved in the performance will be available closer to the performance date.


★★★★1/2 Stars “A beautifully paced story ebbing and flowing between moments of frenetic action and serene calm” – Arts Hub

“Seemingly effortless balance work” – Arts Hub

“Surpassing previous shows and performance levels with tricks of mounting difficulty” – Arts Hub 

“Mixing up feats of strength with precise controlled sequences” – Arts Hub 


The Art House Theatre


Wed 20 Mar 2024 - 8PM

Important Information

Duration: 70 minutes, no interval
Recommended age: 3+
Warnings: THE WET may contain voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who have passed away.


Adult: $35.00
Concession: $30.00
Encore Member: $25.00
Under 30: $18.00

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