Since 2004, Cirko – Center for New Circus has been working to promote and develop contemporary Finnish circus. In 2011 the Cirko circus building opened in Helsinki’s Suvilahti – 1,400 square metres of office and performance space, custom made for contemporary circus.

Cirko – Center for New Circus

  • Cirko – Center for New Circus opened its new premises in 2011 in what was once the powerhouse of Suvilahti’s former gasworks. It’s owned and developed by Helsinki City and the Cable Factory real estate group
  • It consists of 1,400 square metres of performance and rehearsal space for contemporary circus professionals
  • The Cirko Center is an active player in the Suvilahti and Kalasatama areas, Helsinki’s new cultural and residential hub
  • Cirko’s building is run under the same name and by the same association that was established in 2004

What does Cirko do?

  • Offers the public high quality and interesting contemporary circus
  • Provides circus professionals with a first-class working environment
  • Showcases Finnish contemporary circus
  • Is internationally active in the field of contemporary circus

What happens at Cirko?

  • Cirko attracts more than 25 000 visitors a year
  • International circus performers grace the Finnish stage
  • Around 20 professional groups practice and perform in Cirko spaces each year

Cirko’s safer space guidelines (pdf)