Contemporary Circus Arts Festival, Aarau

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cirqu' and the Aargauer Kunsthaus

A assembly of sculpture at cirqu'
The last 75 years of Swiss Sculpture at the Kunsthaus

While the performer Nick Steur is creating fabulous structures with stones at the Aare, the exhibition "Swiss Sculpture since 1945" will be taking place at the Aargauer Kunsthaus. This year's collaboration between cirqu' and the Aargauer Kunsthaus makes the following possible: anyone presenting a valid cirqu' ticket can visit the exhibition at the Kunsthaus free of charge from the 12th to the 20th of June.

Immerse yourself in the world of Swiss sculpture: The exhibition at the Aargauer Kunsthaus provides a first overview of the diverse range of sculptures in Switzerland from 1945 to the present day. 230 works by 150 artists from all parts of the country, can be discovered in an exciting excursion into Swiss Sculpture.
The exhibit stretches from the exhibition rooms via the Foyer to the roof terrace and the adjacent City Hall Park, where over 20 sculptures may be enjoyed in this freely accessible outdoor area..
Further information can be found at

Swiss sculpture since 1945
*Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau


cirqu'8 is supported by Kultur macht Schule:
The canton Aargau's impulse credit supports school classes from the canton with 50% of the tickets or the costs of a workshop.


During cirqu’8 we will program performances targeted specifically at younger audiences. You can find the detailed programme on our website under «Productions» from 4 May.

Reservations for the event VRAI, which happens at the Stadtmuseum, can directly be made by using the following email address:


The festival centre is located at the Stadtmuseum Aarau.

By car

Exit Aarau-Ost (coming from Zurich)
Exit Aarau-West (coming from Bern)


There are no parking spaces for guests at the Stadtmuseum. There are two public wheelchair parking spaces on Schlossplatz opposite. The nearest car park is the Kasernenparking. Other parking options: Kasino Parking, City-Märt Parking or the SBB Parking at the railway station.

By train

The Stadtmuseum is located on Schlossplatz in the middle of the city and can be reached within a few minutes' walk from the railway station.

1. Stadtmuseum Aarau (Festivalkasse)
2. Kultur­ und Kongresshaus (KUK, Saal1)
3. Forum Schlossplatz
4. Schlossplatz
5. Bühne Aarau, Tuchlaube
6. Stadtkirche
7. Pétanque Platz
8. Maienzugplatz
9. Pontonierplatz
10. Parkplatz Fretz
11. eniwa-Werkhalle