CIRKLABO is the Leuven laboratory which will explore circus arts in all forms. Artists are given physical and mental space to experiment, create and produce.

Circus workspace

The artist and the development of the circus arts are central to CIRKLABO.
It is based on non-product-driven experiment, exchange and reflection.

Absorbing evolutions in the circus arts, in Leuven or in society, the workspace stimulates the artistic deepening of circus, mainly on the following themes:

  • interdisciplinarity inside and outside the arts
  • new urbanity, and
  • digital technology


CIRKLABO offers working space to circus artists for blank space and co-production. In 2021, more than 30 circus artists already came to the floor.


CIRKL is an annual three-day circus festival in May, located in Leuven, and organized by 30CC and CIRKLABO. Besides national and international work, we also present new, young and experimental work by CIRKLABO-residents.

Save the date for the 6th CIRKL edition: 12 - 14 MAY 2023

Find out all about the CIRKL circus festival here.

Sharing is Scary

A practical exchange between circus artists organised by CIRKLABO and THERE THERE Company.

CIRKLABO is an initiative of cultural centre 30CC, in close and active collaboration with the circus sector and the cultural department of the city of Leuven.