National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

Address: 35-39 Green Street, Prahran VIC 3181 Australia
Postal address: PO Box 1277, Windsor VIC 3181 Australia
Telephone: +613 9214 6975 

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is a centre of teaching excellence. We provide professional education and training in contemporary circus arts. At NICA you can study the Bachelor of Circus Arts, Australia’s only degree for professional circus artists.

Students have access to training studios, performance spaces, drama and movement studios, equipment and costume storage spaces and dressing rooms. NICA is home to two award-winning facilities: the Sidney Myer Circus Studio and the NICA National Circus Centre. The National Circus Centre is a 12 metre high venue transformed into a professional performance space with seating capacity for 350.

NICA also offers a health team for students providing services including physiotherapy and sports psychology.

Getting there by public transport

NICA is a short walk from both the Prahran and Windsor train stations on the Sandringham line. NICA is also only a five minute walk from the Number 6 Glen Iris tram.