New adults-only circus attracting the 'it crowd'
COCKTAILS served in mirror balls with dry ice, roving magicians setting fire to cards and sassy showgirls - welcome to Brisbane's new adults-only circus.
Leisure-tainment operation Archie Brothers in Toombul, in Brisbane's north, will launch a unique, 18-plus spectacular tomorrow night boasting everything from unicyclists and jugglers to acrobats and stilt walkers, alongside their usual offering of arcade games, dodgem cars and bowling.
The event is being held to relaunch the brand, which was almost decimated by COVID-19, but has been revived after its parent company Funlab, which is behind Holey Moley and Strike Bowling, was bought by private equity firm TPG Capital for a reported $250 million in March.
"COVID hit the group extremely hard … it was white-knuckle stuff, but the group has come back really strong and now we're not looking to just get back on our feet but expand," said Archie Brothers venue manager Dan Carey, with more venues planned to open in the next year.
The circus-themed nights called Showtime will help kick off the expansion, running every second Saturday of the month for the next six months until November at the Toombul outlet. They will feature all-inclusive gaming for three hours, plus a rotating line-up of performers, and a special drink and food menu with quirky treats like fairy floss-topped cocktails and lolly-lined milkshakes.
Queensland's "it crowd" are expected to attend the opening night tonight, with RSVPs including everyone from Married at First Sight stars to musicians and socialites.
Originally published as New adults-only circus attracting Brisbane's "it crowd"