Circus for everyone

Passion for pedagogy since 1995

  • 28 educational years

    Already one year after Cirkus Cirkör became a non-profit association, we held our first courses at Kulturhuset in Stockholm. Since then, pedagogy, circus training and the circus as a social engine have been an important part of our company.

    Contemporary circus is an international scene, and collaboration with others in networks such as Baltic Nordic Circus Network, FEDEC and Caravan Circus Network is part of our daily operations.

  • Social Circus

    At Cirkör, as with circus companies around the whole world, there's a strong tradition of using circus training to strengthen individuals and work for positive societal change. The term Social Circus is used to talk about circus as a social hub, a place for people to meet, an educational tool and a social actor.

  • Wire walking for life

    In the summer of 2022, participants from our course Lines & Wires wire-walked across the River Corrib in Galway, Ireland. Many young people have lost their lives in the river over the years, but now the water turned into a stage for the courage and determination required to cross it on a wire. The project was organized by our friends at Galway Community Circus. Now the mini-documentary about LifeLine has been released on YouTube - and HERE you can also read the ETC article (in Swedish).

The European Core Curriculum for Youth and Social Circus Pedagogy 

Since 2019, Cirkus Cirkör has worked in an Erasmus+ funded project to strengthen circus pedagogy and professionalize the job as a circus educator. Five European circus schools and three universities have collaborated on a European curriculum for a bachelor's degree in circus pedagogy. In June 2022, an international conference was held where the project's results and content were presented to a broad international audience.

Meet our educators!

Botkyrka, the circus centre of Sweden

  • Children's right to culture

    All fifth and eighth-graders in Botkyrka are offered the opportunity to come to the Cirkör House and try circus training. This guarantees all Botkyrka's students a shared experience of culture.

Hela Sverige tränar cirkus

  • Cirkör in schools

    Every year we visit schools nationwide with our educational shows and workshops. We are right now touring with Extra Everything!

  • Touring the parks

    Together with Folkets Hus och Parker, we travel around Sweden during the summers to make sure that all children get to try circus training.

Clowns Without Borders

  • Cirkushoppet

    In 2016 and 2017, the "Cirkushoppet" project visited 35 locations in Sweden to spread laughter and joy to 4,000 children and adults who came to Sweden as refugees.