About Us

We bring to life the wonder, curiosity and joy at every event, providing entertainment for the ageless imagination!

  • Global Myths
  • Magic Illusions
  • Cultural experiences
  • Circus Feats
  • Live World Music
  • Themed Events
  • Event Consultancy


Creating warmth, connection & world cultural appreciation!

 The Dreaming Space absolutely made the day and received tons of positive feedback! It was a pleasure working with you.” Sarah McNeill – Events Coordinator Darebin Children’s Expo.


The Dreaming Space’s colorful and spectacular entertainment is the perfect way to bring to life atmosphere, culture & themes at your event. Our performances totally captivate & enthral kids along with the inner child in every adult! The Dreaming Space can create for you on an intimate or grand scale, choosing from the complete festival package or parts of it.

With over 30 years combined experience in the Entertainment Industry The Dreaming Space is driven by Claire and Chris James a passionate happily married dynamic duo with two little girls in tow. They daily make the improbable, possible by hosting a space for skilled artists to share their gifts with the world and inspire wonder, curiosity and joy in every person they meet!


All together again!

What people have to say about ‘The Dreaming Space’:

Event organiser about Entertainment from The Dreaming Space of:

Live Music, Cirque du Flirt Acro Show, Fire Show, culminating in an Outdoor Cinema experience. 

I wanted to pass on our thanks and congratulations for an excellent night. We’ve been contacted by a lot of our members to say thanks and to express how much they enjoyed the night and especially your performances.

In addition to all the praise from our members, I personally wanted to thank you for being so talented, professional and easy to deal with.  It all far surpassed anything that I had expected (… and my expectations were pretty high!).

I wondered aloud with our Committee how we might top the night next year and they simply said to ‘get them back again’.

A parent about our children’s entertainers:

“I was in awe and overjoyed to see this slim, excitable individual waggle into our lives as if by magic on a unicycle into a throng of equally excited and happy children.
It is so often me who is trying to bring joy to others that I had totally forgotten the childish joy of excitement that this brought to me.
To  have his words resonate with my heart, how we must keep on trying to use our creative energy to make this world a better place was beautiful. I am deeply grateful for your messenger being the harbinger of such joy. ….lovely lovely lovely…
He was summit of a mountain to which our joy had climbed playing with knives and kids on his shoulders. 
At the end all of the children followed him like the pied piper of Hamlin it was spectacular. Thank you.

J00A0459     Chris James has a Bachelor of Creative Arts/ Acting and Music Performance, along with a Masters of Teaching and is currently a founding member of the opening of the first Montessori High School in Melbourne. Chris has written, directed, performed and toured plays across the world, starting the journey 17 years ago at the Circus in Canberra. Chris’s skills include but are not limited too; acting, storytelling, various forms of circus, stilt walking, guitar, magic, balloon modelling, directing and writing.

As an Events Organiser and Program Developer, he has headed transformational and empowering programs and events, that use the creative arts to bridge the gap with cultural appreciation and raising questions that entice the participants to think deeper and wider than before. For companies such as; Cultural Fusion, PAN entertainment, Cultural Education, Initiatives of Change and Songroom Australia.

His passion for creating transformative spaces that bring diverse cultures and age groups together, to experience their potential and to make the world magical, gives him unending energy!

Claire Ruby James has been professionally performing for over 18 years, and has developed into an entertainment and events business powerhouse. With the goal of uplifting people and creating spaces for them to shine and be wonder-full. Bring all age groups and cultures together to learn from and appreciate one another.

J00A0318Claire’s skills include but are not limited too: Many styles of dance, acting, African drumming, storytelling, various forms of circus, stilt walking, face painting balloon modelling,  magic, directing and writing.   Yet her favorite way to touch the hearts of many is through her soulful voice.

Some of the highlights of her career have been multiple performances seasons at the Melbourne Art Centre, traveling across Australia performing at epic festivals such as; Woodford folk festival in QLD and salubrious venues such as The Spiegel Tent.

She has enjoyed event consulting for hundreds of council and private events. Along with heading community arts projects with major performance outcomes such as for Banyule City Council. Some of the organisations she he has co-ordinated, performed and taught for are Cultural Education, PAN entertainment, Cultural Infusion, Songroom Australia and the Melbourne Art Centre.

She is an inspiring woman to be around, and everyone that works with her enjoys her contagious smile and anything is possible outlook!

When Chris and Claire met, it was a magical moment of knowing that they would make the world a better place by bringing to it their love for each other, children, play and life!



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