THE WET by Circa Cairns


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

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.

Created by Harley Mann and the Circa Cairns Ensemble
Director Harley Mann
Lighting Design Johlian Gliindon
Costume Design Helen Lavis
Hero Image by Glen O'Malley

Performance Warning: THE WET may contain voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who have passed away.


Circa cairns lock up


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.

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The Wet - 29 Feb 2024