About Us

The Circus Shop is a family business established in 1985.

In 1985, the late, great Dr. Reg Bolton immigrated to Australia with his family from England. Reg then began spreading the love of Circus Skills throughout Western Australia, through his ‘Suitcase Circus’ workshops and shows at countless schools, fairs and festivals. Eventually everyone was keen to have their own equipment, but there wasn’t any!  Reg started ordering in bits and pieces from overseas and eventually started his own shop.

The Circus Shop is now run by his daughter Sophie Bolton and family.

The Circus Shop is located on beautiful Whadjuk Noongar land. We pay our respects gratefully to elders past and present.

We pride ourselves on our helpful service, quality products and competitive prices.


We supply all the good gear to schools, businesses, groups and individuals.

We specialise in ‘Circus-In-Education’ equipment, offering products and workshop kits perfect for schools and groups. Contact us with your specific needs and we will tailor a circus kit to suit you.

Bulk discounts apply. We know our stuff and love to help!

Reg Who?

ABOUT US Reg Bolton

Dr Reg Bolton (1945 – 2006) was one of the great pioneers of youth circus.

Much loved throughout the circus industry, his amazing career spanned 4 decades.

Reg was a teacher, author, director and scholar but he was also a clown, innovator, larrikin, legend, ‘Dr Circus’ and an inspiration to a global circus community,

Reg was founder of ‘Suitcase Circus’ and ‘The Circus Shop’, author of 4 books plus a PhD in ‘Circus-In-Education’.

He also once held the world record for ‘joggling’ a marathon – running a marathon (42km) whilst continuously juggling 3 balls.

For more information about Reg Bolton’s work, links to his publications, photographs and articles please visit www.regbolton.org