The vibrant Vaartkom neighbourhood in Leuven is the setting for the CIRKL festival. Sluispark is the beating heart of the festival with a free festival centre for people of all ages. The surrounding buildings and squares are the backdrop for different shows.


    We strongly recommend you to come on foot, by bike or by public transport.
    It’s healthier, cheaper and more eco-friendly.
    • You can safely park your bicycle safely in the additional bicycle sheds (see map). No bicycles will be allowed in the Sluispark.
    • The nearest bus stop is called Leuven Vaartkom (on route 600). Within short walking distance you can also opt for bus stops Leuven Riddersstraat (routes 4, 5 and 6) or Leuven Engels Plein (routes 600 and 601).
      Check for the most accurate service (and possible detours).
    • If you come by car, the closest car park is parking Vaartkom (Engels Plein).


    You can find the exact timings on the programme overview (in Dutch) or on the detail page of each performance.
    The doors open on average 30 minutes before the show.

    We strive to start each show on time. This can only be achieved if you arrive in time.
    Once the show is started, you can no longer enter the venue.
    Late comers are not entitled to any refund or compensation.