Did you know?
In 1996 both Doug and Phyllis Ashton received an OAM for their services to the entertainment industry.
Ashton Circus was the first circus to appear on Australian television.
Ashton Entertainment is a circus and performing arts company born from the world renowned ‘Ashton Circus’.
Ashton Circus was the first and only circus to appear at the Tivoli Theater in Melbourne.
James Henry Ashton founded the first Australian circus in the early 1800’s and was first licensed by Act of Parliament in 1851.
Ashton Circus was the first circus in Australia to simultaneously use two and three rings.
The Ashton’s are the oldest circus family in Australia.