Since 2002, 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 2002
- Suvilahti’s Cirko building also houses CirkusInfo Finland, the Finnish Youth Circus Association, Sirkus Magenta, Circo Aereo and Hospital Clowns.
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
- Conducts the Nordic region's largest annual festival of contemporary circus
- Is internationally active in the field of contemporary circus
What happens at Cirko?
- Cirko performances attract more than 10,000 visitors a year
- The largest Nordic contemporary circus festival takes place here every May
- International circus performers grace the Finnish stage
- Around 20 professional groups practice and perform in Cirko spaces each year