The Circus of Knowledge.

Come one, come all! This is a space created for everyone to use all of their senses, play, dance, make music, and experience the world. At this particular circus, performers, musicians, academics, scientists, acrobats - and sometimes robots and clowns - transform science into art thereby creating sensory and engaging experiences!

Today’s world is full of social global challenges, including the digital revolution, climate disasters, educational inequality, and poverty. The resulting changes have infiltrated our everyday lives, at times turning our work environment and the way we co-exist on its head.


The Circus of Knowledge is all about open dialog and knowledge transfer between academia, science, and society and is developments and advancements. By means of art, the Circus aims to attract people from different age groups to engage and address scientific and academic topics as well as actively take part and be involved in collaborative artistic projects.

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Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


A Magical Place of Discovery for Young & Old Alike

The Circus of Knowledge brings the magic of learning and discovery to life. The minute you walk into the Circus, we will astonish and amaze you, spark your imagination and interest. We invite you to discover our world by using all your senses. Come and see, learn more, and engage, driven only by your inquisitiveness and enthusiasm.


The JKU will come together and not only collaborate with theaters, circus operators, and other entertainers, but also with the State Education Authority of Upper Austria. The goal is to reach out to children from all over Upper Austria. The "Circus of Knowledge" is the Johannes Kepler University Linz's commitment to its sustainability goals by bringing art, science and education and together.

Meinhard Lukas at the grand opening of the Circus of Knowledge at the JKU Linz Meinhard Lukas at the grand opening.

Admission Prices

There is no admission for the fundraising events on April 20, opens an external URL in a new window, April 23 , opens an external URL in a new window, and April 30, opens an external URL in a new window, however, voluntary donations to support the MORE program, opens an external URL in a new window are welcome.

There are no set ticket prices for the events beginning in May, proceeds are based on the "pay as you can" principle.
We invite you to pay what the admission is worth to you.

„The current debate to re-name STEM to STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics) illustrates just how pertinent art is as an integral part of a sustainable, forward-thinking, future-oriented, and more humanistic style of education. This is what we are working toward at this very special place at the JKU and we invite everyone to join us to shape, actively take part, and be amazed together.“
Airan Berg, Program Director at the Circus of Knowledge

Premiere in October 2021 featuring the Science Busters

The Circus of Knowledge debuted in October 2021 as part of the JKU’s Welcome Week event for newly enrolled JKU students and featured the widely popular Science Busters. Martin Puntigam and Martin Moder played to a full house of curious guests and presented their special humorous science program titled "Corona Spezial".


The Action Starts Now: World Premieres, Debuts, and more...

Please note: As there is a limit to the maximum number of participants per event, we kindly ask that you sign up in advance to attend by clicking on the link for each respective event.

All Past Performances & Events (German only)