Cirko brings a variety of circus makers and organizations under one roof. Besides rehearsal spaces and performance venues, the building houses the restaurant, bike shop and workshop Peloton Cycling Eatery.
Cirko – Center for New Circus
Founded in 2002, Cirko – Center for new Circus is a registered association with the main mission of enhancing the status of contemporary circus and developing the art form itself. Cirko provides professional circus artists with work spaces and performance venues. Around the year, Cirko proudly presents new contemporary circus pieces by Finnish and international artists.
The Finnish Hospital Clowns Association
Hospital clowns visit children’s hospital wards to bring joy to little patients, their family and hospital staff. The Hospital Clowns Association offers its services for all Finnish university hospitals and some of the central hospitals on a regular basis. The 40 red-nosed clowns are all performing artists who have gone through a training program for working a hospital environment. The cornerstones of the hospital clown’s work are improvisation, presence and general foolish behavior. The ultimate goal of all the fun is to support the wellbeing of the families and to strengthen the child’s self-image by creating feel good moments together in the midst of the everyday routines of the hospital. The activities of the Hospital Clowns are funded entirely by subsidies and donations.