Event Waitlist

Sorry, there are no available tickets for this event. Please sign up to the waiting list (optional).

First name is required. First name contains invalid characters.
Last name is required. Last name contains invalid characters.
Email address is required. Email address is invalid.
Phone number is required. Phone number is invalid.
Number of tickets is required. Number of tickets is invalid.

Your name has been added to the wait list for this event. The event organiser will contact you through your email address once there are available seats / slots.

SICK

hero

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

Join us for a surreal 24 hours in St Nowhere’s Hospital. In this hospital, the doctors are clowns and injured athletes dance on their hands. Microscopic viruses bounce along the corridors which slide in and out along with your consciousness. This is what it means to be SICK, walking the tightrope of hope and despair.

Inspired by Director Gavin Marshall’s personal experience of a prolonged, career-altering stay in hospital, SICK uses slapstick, circus and clowning to explore what happens when your body lets you down. For the emerging circus performers of NICA’s Bachelor of Circus Arts, this show will mark their final NICA performance before they graduate and embark on a professional career where dealing with – and protecting themselves from – injury is constant.

With relatable themes of hope, healing, bravery and betrayal, SICK will have you in stitches.

NICA is Australia’s Centre of Excellence for training in contemporary circus arts. It is one of eight national arts training institutes and offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts. Graduates of NICA have gone on to pursue exciting careers both locally and internationally and have contributed to the development of Melbourne’s vibrant circus arts industry.

Content Warning: PG (parental guidance recommended). Simulated violence (slapstick), fake blood and mature language.

Between Tuesday 26 November 2019 7:30 PM and Saturday 7 December 2019 7:30 PM

Location

National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)
39-59 Green Street, Prahran, Victoria 3181

 

ACCESSIBILITY
 

  • Entry on street level - entire space including entrance points, is wheelchair accessible
  • The only stairs in the building is the tiered seating in the theatre. If you are using a wheelchair, a front row seat on ground level will be arranged - please let us know at the time of booking
  • Inside the theatre, there will be a stage to the left and a seating bank to the right
  • Outdoor space available to audience members near the entry of the venue
  • Hard, non-carpeted flooring throughout
  • This space can be quite loud and crowded
  • Support animals will be allowed
  • Free drinking water provided
  • Carers and support people can attend the show for free, please contact us to arrange

Accessibility toilet:

  • Handrails, hand basin with accessible tap handle, hand dryer at appropriate height for wheelchair use & angled mirror
  • Dimensions 2.3 m x 1.9 m
  • Entrance door width 850 mm, accessibility toilet corridor width 1.6 m, corridor entrance 1 m (no door)
  • Distance from corridor entrance to toilet door 1.5 m, from toilet corridor to theatre main entrance is 17 m
  • Entry to the bathroom requires no key
  • There are handles and latches on the bathroom doors

 

Contact Details

Alternatively, get in touch with us via:
Telephone (+613) 9214 6975
Fax (+613) 9214 6574
Email info@nica.com.au

Map

PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Please note there is a lack of on street car parking availability around NICA. Roads surrounding NICA have limited street parking.
Stonnington Council operates a number of outdoor car parks that are a short walk from NICA. These include:
- Windsor Station Carpark, 28 Chapel Street - ticketing paid parking, Monday - Sunday all day
- James Street Carpark, 8 Lincoln Place - free 2 hour parking, Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm
Check Melways Maps and Google Maps for locations.

Trams and Trains:

From Flinders Street Station take the Sandringham Line train to Windsor or Prahran Stations. The Number 6 Glen Iris Tram runs along Swanston Street. The closest stop is on the corner of High and Chapel Streets.
Trams operate from 5.30am to 12.00pm midnight and with extended services available on Friday and Saturday nights. Visit metlinkmelbourne.com.au for timetable information.