Let us entertain you at the National Library during the Enlighten Festival.

On Friday and Saturday evenings during the illumination of the Library building, we're extending our opening hours with a program to entertain all ages.

Warehouse Circus will be performing feats of comedy circus mayhem with Jerry Hat Tricks, an act that has it all from giant balloons to spinning plates, and other acts featuring some of Canberra's finest circus performers, with fire spinning, hula hooping, stilt walking and bubble art.

A circus carnival wouldn't be complete without gelato, available to buy while you watch the amazing acrobatics on the south side of the building.

Our foyer will be transformed into a fabulous piano lounge, where you can meet friends and catch up before exploring our newest exhibitions, On Stage: Spotlight on our Performing Arts and Circus: Roll up, roll up!

Bookplate cafe will be open on these evenings from 5pm-8pm, with the kitchen open from 5:30-7:30pm for tapas-style food.

The exhibition galleries will also be open late on these evenings from 5pm to 9:30pm.

Come for the illuminations, stay for the show!


Friday 4 March

5:30pm-8:30pm Warehouse Circus (Podium)
6:00pm-9:30pm Piano Lounge (Foyer)

Saturday 5 March

6:00pm-9:30pm Piano Lounge (Foyer)

Friday 11 March

6:00pm-9:30pm Piano Lounge (Foyer)

Saturday 12 March

5:30pm-8:30pm Warehouse Circus (Podium)
6:00pm-9:30pm Piano Lounge (Foyer)

Type Special event