• You are best advised to come to CIRKL by foot, bicycle, or public transportation. It's healthier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly. Check the map to see where each performance takes place and plan your route accordingly.
  • Travel smart. Visit for the most comprehensive mobility overview, neatly divided by mode of transport.
  • Are you coming by car on Friday and Saturday? Use the free Vaartkom shuttle. This shuttle bus will take you from the Vaartkom parking lot to the city center and back.

Good to know!
On Sunday, May 12th, many streets in Leuven will be closed for the triathlon. Plan for extra travel time. For all traffic information regarding the triathlon, visit the police website.

Everyone welcome

Everyone is welcome at CIRKL. Therefore we pay attention to the accessibility of the festival, the performances and the surroundings for people with disabilities. Most performances are accessible for people with a mobile disability. 

For more information, please call the ticket desk on 016 27 40 00. During the festival, you can ask all your questions to one of our staff members at the info point on the Velodroom. Tickets for performances that have not sold out can also be bought at the Velodroom.

  • If you're looking for information about the accessibility of our venues, please check the accessibility information provided for each location.
  • If you are a wheelchair user, have difficulty walking, are visually impaired, or hard of hearing, we are more than happy to provide you with an adapted seat. Please contact the Ticket Office or Ticket Phone for assistance.

Start times

You can find the exact timings on the program overview or on the detail page of each performance. The doors open on average 20 minutes before the show.

We strive to start each show on time. This can only be achieved if you arrive in time. Once the show is started, you can no longer enter the venue. Late comers are not entitled to any refund or compensation.

Hungry? Thirsty?

At the festival center at the Velodrome, you'll find several food trucks where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a drink in one of the summer chairs on our terrace.

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In the heart of Belgium and all its own: that's Leuven.

The century-old university town with its historic buildings radiates the 21st century. Leuven has a young dynamic and is bursting with initiatives. This can-do city is a breeding ground for innovation: spin-offs from the internationally leading university, unexpected collaborations and projects where science, art, culture and society come together.

In the pedestrian streets and on the spacious squares, the students determine the rhythm and atmosphere, the shops, cafés and restaurants provide conviviality and gastronomy, the beer fizzes and the ideas bubble up.
Leuven is a city on a human scale, surrounded by green hills that let the city breathe. With its rich and varied cultural offering, Leuven is worth a visit all year round.