Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival

10 January - 3 February 2019 - Backstage Social Club, Market Square and North Quad

This summer Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival invites you to step into the heart of the city, the Arts Centre and beyond, for a whole month of extravaganza – world-class busking, award-winning shows and plenty of free spectacle for all.

Celebrating a rich 25-year history, Bread & Circus 2019 is taking the World Buskers Festival into the future, with reimagined twists and turns from 10 January to 3 February 2019.

The full festival programme is out now and features an incredible line-up at the Arts Centre’s Backstage Social Club (The Gym) and busking pitches at Market Square and the North Quadrangle.

Festival events at the Backstage Social Club include:

  • The Miss Behave Gameshow (variety, comedy – United States/Australia)
  • Kaput (family, physical theatre – Australia)
  • Melanie Bracewell (stand-up comedy)
  • The Revolver Club (cabaret, variety – New Zealand and international)
  • Guy Montgomery (stand-up comedy – New Zealand)
  • Breaking Bread (conversation – everywhere)

Free - $35.00

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.