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A great school holiday treat
Burtons Circus, Brisbane, School Holidays
Burton's Circus -

Roll up, roll up, Burton's Circus is arriving in Brisbane, just in time for the winter school holidays. For both adults and children, there's something really exciting about sitting under a classic "big top" and being entertained by a traditional family-run circus. Burton's Circus will perform thirty six shows, both day and night, filled with colorful artists, both human and animal.

Horses, Circus, Mitchelton, Holiday fun
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All the Hoop-la:

Watch out for the seventeen trailers arriving in Mitchelton, with 25 animals and 25 staff/performers very soon. Based in Queensland, Burton's Circus has been touring Australia for over 150 years. They will perform beneath a brand new "big top" with comfy elevated chairs for easy viewing from everywhere around the tent.

Camels, Circus, Burton's Circus
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Each two hour show (plus interval) is presented by Ring Master, Shane "Burton" and includes amazing acrobats, crazy clowns, aerial artists, flying trapeze, daredevil stunts, as well as a whole array of animals - llamas, dogs, water buffaloes, macaws, performing liberty horses, and camels.

Trapeze, Burtons Circus
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Tickets can be purchased by phone, online or at the box office at Mitchelton Park, an hour before each show. There are a range of seating options (both ringside or elevated seats available), with children under three years of age, attending free of charge. So, why not take the kids along for a special school holiday treat that they will always remember?
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Why? Support a traditional family-run circus
When: June 21 - July 14, 2013
Phone: 0435 996 386
Where: Cnr. Samford Rd and Prospect Rd, Mitchelton
Cost: $25 adults/ $15 children
Your Comment
Animal circuses are the pits. They should be relegated to the dark ages. Circus animals spend a lot of time on the road travelling and it's just a lousy dull life for them.
by gayle18 (score: 1|33) 2606 days ago
So disappointed to see in this day and age circuses with animals are still being promoted. Animals in circuses lead miserable and sometimes cruel lives. There are so many amazing circuses without animals, choose one of those instead and teach your kids it's not okay to exploit animals for entertainment!
by katri (score: 0|4) 2602 days ago
will you be performing in other locations in Brisbane and if so where?
by heath (score: 0|4) 2602 days ago
You people who criticise the circus with animals clearly haven't been to one. The animals at burtons circus have all come from farming situations where they would have been slaughtered if the circus had not given them a home. They are well cared for, loved by their owners and receive plenty of space to graze and exercise. Go and see the circus for yourself and make up your own minds before listening to a couple of ignorant extremists telling lies to try and make their radical ideas heard.
by Belin (score: 0|4) 2600 days ago
Good on Burtons Circus - rescuing these animals from starvation or abuse and giving them love and an exciting way of using their brains !!
by libby (score: 1|19) 2599 days ago
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