Contemporary Circus Arts Festival, Aarau

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The programme booklet will be sent out per post a few weeks before the festival kick off.
If you want to receive a programme per post, sign up per e-mail.
The programme of cirqu’7 will be sent out in the beginning of April 2019.

Groups & schools

Groups of 10 people onwards are kindly asked to reserve their tickets at least one week in advance per E-mail.

reservations for schools

During cirqu’7 in June 2019, we will program performances targeted specifically at younger audiences. The detailed programme will be published at the beginning of April 2019.

Reservations for the event Hocus Pocus, which happens in Theater Tuchlaube, can already be made through Nina Curcio using the following email address:


Plan Alte Reithalle

By Train

The train station is around 250 metres from the Alten Reithalle. Simply cross Bahnhofstrasse from Bahnhofsplatz and turn left. After walking towards the towns center for around 70 metres, turn right into Kasernenstrasse (just past UBS) After another 70 m, turn left into Apfelhausenweg.

By Car from Zürich

Take the Aarau Ost exit and follow signs on the T5 towards Aarau. Once in Aarau, keep right and drive to «Laurenzenvorstadt». There you will find signs directing you to one of Aarau’s car parks which are near the Alte Reithalle.

By Car from Basel

Take the exit at Frick and follow the Staffelegg to Aarau. Once in Aarau, turn right at the roundabout onto Tellistrasse and after about 1.5 km, (at the third roundabout) take the second exit towards Altstadt. At the top of the hill, turn right towards the center and the various car parks.


Around Alte Reithalle Aarau there are four accessible parkings:

  • Kasernen Parking ( is situated next to the Alte Reithalle and can be accessed via Laurenzenvorstadt. There are large parking spaces that are paid for on return.

  • Bahnhof Parking ( is situated opposite the Alte Reithalle Aarau and can be accessed via Poststrasse or Bankstrasse. There are large parking spaces that are paid for on return.

  • City-Märt-Parking and Casino-Parking have the same entrance and can be accessed via Kasinostrasse. The parking spaces are narrow and have to be paid in advance (coins only)

Circus re:searched

Circus re:searched is a cooperation project for promotion and networking of artists working in the field of contemporary circus. The project has been initiated by cirqu’Aarau in collaboration with KreativKultur (AT) and the Berlin Circus Festival (GER). Circus re:searched supports circus artists living / working in German-speaking countries (GER; AT; CH) during their research and creation processes and thus allows a deeper confrontation with creative working methods.
Apply until 20th March 2019 for residencies, research projects, workshops and other formats.
We thank Pro Helvetia for their generous support of this project.