Ashton Entertainment brings circus fun to corporate events

Ashton Entertainment brings circus fun to corporate events

Munruben-based circus company Ashton Entertainment hopes to make a strong return in 2022 after the family-owned business was struck down by the Covid pandemic almost two years ago.

Ashton Entertainment is one of three branches of the world-renowned Ashton Circus Family, the oldest circus in Australia, which dates back 160 years ago to 1850.

Ashton Entertainment manager and performer Chantel Ashton-Rodriguez said the circus was currently offering lots of different types of entertainment for school holidays, shopping centres, agricultural shows, festivals, council events, community events, parties, corporate events and more.

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Performances could include aerial arts, ground acts, contortion, hand balancing, hula hoops, globe riding and comedy acts suitable for the whole family.

“We can do outdoor circus shows with a combination of ground acts, aerial acts and comedy,” Chantel said.

“We have quite a large aerial rig that we set up for aerial shows.

“We do circus workshops for kids so they can learn to juggle, walk the wire, hula hoop and things like that.

Ashton Entertainment is also offering circus shows ranging from 20 minutes – two hours inside their big-top circus tent.

The red-and-white tent could also be hired out for Christmas parties, corporate events and other occasions.

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Doug and Phyllis Ashton with Abu the elephant.

“We just love to entertain and take people away from their struggles for a couple of hours and see a live show; to interact with performers and have meet and greets after the show,” Chantel said.

“It’s an escape for people to get out there and enjoy a live show instead of being stuck at home.”

“We have the globe-riders from Brazil with us at the moment, who ride motorbikes inside the dome.”

Ashton Entertainment struggled through Covid and hoped to get back on their feet in 2022.

“Covid has been horrendous for our industry – we really got hit hard,” Chantel said.

“We haven’t been able to work or tour; some of us had to pick up jobs in our local area just to make ends meet.

“We’re really hoping we can bounce back in 2022, but we need the support of everyone coming out and seeing our shows.”

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Brazil and Chantel.

Chantel said Ashton Entertainment was currently prioritising pre-booking corporate events, but reminded locals to keep an eye out for future public events.

To inquire with Ashton Entertainment email admin@ashtonentertainment.com.au or contact 0438 107 363.

Connect with Ashton Entertainment on Facebook and on their website.

 

Links to entertainment options:

Globe Riders

https://www.ashtonentertainment.com.au/globe-of-death/

Globe and FMX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDeSwUULFLU&t=1s

Circus Shows – Indoors or Outdoor Set Up

https://www.ashtonentertainment.com.au/outdoor-shows/

Circus Workshops

https://www.ashtonentertainment.com

Tent Hire

https://www.ashtonentertainment.com.au/corporate-tent-hire/

Corporate Events

https://www.ashtonentertainment.com.au/corporate-and-private-bookings/