An acrobat and Olympic gymnast has suffered a terrifying fall during a Cirque du Soleil circus performance in Brisbane.

Lisa Skinner, 35, a three-time Olympian fell four to five metres from rings during a Sunday afternoon show, Seven News reports.

Lisa Skinner (left) fell four to five metres from rings during her performance. Photo / Supplied
Lisa Skinner (left) fell four to five metres from rings during her performance. Photo / Supplied

Paramedics rushed to the Commonwealth Games gold medal list's side as it appeared she was conscious and displaying no obvious signs of injuries.

The Brisbane woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition after the frightening fall was witnessed by a full audience.

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Paramedics rushed to acrobat Lisa Skinner's side after she fell from rings during a Cirque du Soleil performance in Brisbane. Photo / Ten
Paramedics rushed to acrobat Lisa Skinner's side after she fell from rings during a Cirque du Soleil performance in Brisbane. Photo / Ten

A witness said the fall as absolutely terrifying. "We were not allowed to move out of our seats with two small children," she told The Courier-Mail.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the acrobat was taken to hospital in case she had sustained any internal injuries.