A Circus Theatre Company based in Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome to The Dust Palace, the critically acclaimed aerial theatre company.

... Circus School!

We are the only dedicated circus school focussing on aerial classes in Auckland, offering a range of options to suit all ages!

The core Dust Palace team of aerialists and acrobats train and rehearse during business hours and in the evening share their knowledge and skills with anyone who'd like to learn circus, get fit and be courageous! 

We have developed, with input from performers from all around the globe, an aerial grading system which builds strength, flexibility, stamina, technique and vocabulary all at the same time!


For the September/October 2016 School Holiday Program click here.



Circus Entertainment...

We have a massive portfolio as a circus theatre company, providing the best high-end circus entertainment for corporate events and festivities in New Zealand.


We work closely with all our clients to provide exactly the right fit of performance, circus discipline, aesthetic, and every detail in between.




"...the show ... was stunning, professional, beautiful and most important of all, safe."

(Ian Lawley - Production Associates)


... Circus Theatre!

We are currently working on a new theatre piece The Goblin Market which premiered at THE NELSON ARTS FESTIVAL in October 2017 to amazing reviews! Then onward to CINARS biennale in Montreal in November! Amazing thanks to CNZ for funding the second phase of development for this show. And to our crowd-funding supporters who donated to get us to Montreal this November!

Thanks to Highjinx Youth Aerial Company and The Crescendo Trust for their amazing collaborative show Flight Lab, held at the Mangere Arts Centre 27 & 28 August 2016!

Welcome to our new scholarship recipients for the 2016-17 intake! With their first term halfway through they are training hard and loving it! Congratulations to last year's graduates on their fantastic year's work and the success of their beautiful showcase Le Cafe de la Vie in June 2016.


We have some wonderful supporters whose generosity is very much appreciated. Our amazing patrons are listed HERE.

Thanks also to Auckland Council and CNZ for granting us some funding for our circus theatre.



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