About Rotterdam Circusstad

The Stichting Rotterdam Circusstad foundation is a collaboration between Codarts Circus Arts, Circus Rotjeknor, the Theater Rotterdam and the Luxor Theatre. The partners put their heart and soul into showing Rotterdam and the rest of the Netherlands how beautiful, fun, spectacular and special circus theatre is!

The “Rotterdam way” in which the festival is organised is widely admired abroad. The close collaboration between a circus artist programme at a higher professional education level, a youth circus and two large theatres, has resulted in the realisation of a strong infrastructure for the development of circus theatre – a unique set-up! Rotterdam Circusstad believes in this integrated approach and therefore develops activities focussed on participation, talent development, presentation and audience development.

Workshops, circus classes and higher professional education circus programmes
Rotterdam Circusstad makes sure that circus theatre is accessible to and can be practised by all ages. From community centres to international illustrious theatres, from workshops for amateurs to education for professional artists. The circus is for everyone!

The Rotterdam Circusstad activities are of a national and sometimes international allure. It’s no wonder that Rotterdam Festivals has labelled Circusstad Festival a ‘National Pearl’.

Stichting Rotterdam Circusstad has a public-benefit organisation status (ANBI-status). As a result, supporters are eligible for tax rebates: contributions are 125% tax deductible. For more information go to www.anbi.nl.


Circus Rotjeknor
At Circus Rotjeknor everybody is welcome to have a go! During the 2018 Circusstad Festival, the Circus will take to the central square of the Circusspeelplaats playground. We also organise fun workshops and masterclasses, such as the Parent-Child Circus Workshop.

Codarts Circus Arts
During the 2018 Circusstad Festival, students from Codarts will perform several acts on Schouwburgplein. And be sure not to miss any of the mysterious acts before and after the evening shows in TR Schouwburg. Codarts also helps us with marketing and communication.

Luxor Theater
The official opening ceremony of the Circusstad Festival 2018 takes place in the Oude Luxor Theater. The Luxor Theater has put several facilities, including dressing rooms and the foyer, at the disposal of Circusstad and supports our marketing and communication activities.

Theatre Rotterdam
There will be shows in TR Schouwburg during the entire festival, for example by Claudio Stellato and his artists. In addition, the theatre has put its dressing rooms and foyer at the disposal of Circusstad and supports our marketing and communication activities.