Visit CIRKL as a professional

During this sixth edition, we are happy to bring the circus sector to Leuven with Circuscentrum. Discover below the full program on Friday 12 May and Saturday 13 May. As a professional, you decide which part you want to participate in.

Friday 12 May

  • 14h30 - 15h20 || Performance PERMIT - Side-Show + aftertalk ‘relaxed performance’

Side-Show created a relaxed performance with PERMIT. On Friday, May 12, we invite professionals and artists to come to see the performance followed by an aftertalk where the creators share their experience around the creation process and the impact on the host organization. Can you only come to the aftertalk? No problem, the performance plays 5 more times during CIRKL.

  • 18h00 – 20h00 || Opening night CIRKL

    On the opening night of the circus festival CIRKL, we would like to offer you a drink to toast the 6th edition of CIRKL together with the partners of the festival.

    Saturday 13 May

    • 09h30 - 10h00 || Check in with coffee
    • 10h00 – 13h00 || Meeting pro's

      The outdoor scene
      We focus during this meeting on the outdoor scene. What is the state of the outdoor arts in Flanders? And what about outdoor arts and festivals outside Flanders? We receive delegations from the Basque Country and the Uk who will introduce you to the outdoor scene in their region.

      1. ARTEKALE, the Basque street arts association, focuses on the promotion and dissemination of street arts and the international positioning of the Basque Country. Along with Circuscentrum, Ell Circo D'ell Fuego, CIRKLABO and Zirkozaurre, ARTEKALE is a partner of the exchange project Binded Bodies.
      2. Joe Mackintosh, director of Out There Arts and artistic director of the Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts, gives an introduction to the British landscape.

      Pro meeting
      The programmers' meeting will be divided into two discussion tables. At one table we start the conversation about the outdoor scene. There is also room to exchange about performances and acts. Parallel to the conversation about outdoor arts, we are organizing a round table discussion in which Flemish and international indoor circus performances are central. Programmers are free to close where they want.

        • 13h00 || lunch

        • From 14h00 || CIRKL program

        Enjoy the different circus performances. Whit this registration form you can book free tickets for a number of performances and apply for a discount code.

        • From 21h45 || party CIRKL

        Sign up as a professional for the professional program


        The Leuven circus workshop focuses on the development of the circus art and supports artists in their creations, artistic research and reflection on the circus art. Through CIRKL you get a glimpse of this new breeding ground in Leuven and we introduce you to some innovative, fledgling productions. Discover more information on


        Through its activities and projects Circuscentrum aims to turn Flanders into a flourishing circus region, with wide cultural support and the best possible development opportunities. Circuscentrum is the official link between the Government of Flanders and the circus sector. Discover more information on