The 15th annual Hoopla Festival is taking place at Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia over the Easter long weekend. It is billed as “Australia’s premier circus, sideshow and street theatre festival."
At the festival some events and activities are free, others charge an entry fee.
The main free ones are ‘Ringside’, where acrobatic stunts are performed, the ‘Street Performers Pitch’ where an international selection of entertainers and buskers draws the crowds and ‘Circusworks’ where children can brush up on their circus skills.
For the more affluent there is also the Big Top, which is $10 - $20 entry. The Tiny Top and Castello are both $5 entry. Kids under 13 get free entry but must be accompanied by an adult. An adult can accompany a maximum of four kids.
Tickets can be purchased online or from the Hoopla box office, located at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre forecourt.
The Hoopla Festival runs from 6 to 9 April 2012. Different performers can be seen throughout the day from 11am to 10pm on Good Friday through to Easter Day and 11am to 6pm on Easter Monday.
A free program of events can be picked up from the information booth at Darling Harbour.