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Welcome to the Circus of Knowledge.

The Circus of Knowledge brings the magic of learning and discovery to the stage by partnering and working with scholars, scientists, and artists!

Come one, come all - and use all of your senses to discover our world. Watch, understand, actively take part and learn, fueled only by your own sense of curiosity and enthusiasm.

Scroll down to learn more about what's on the program at the Circus of Knowledge and how it all works! One more thing to know in advance - admission is donation-based!


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Performances for School Classes at the Circus of Knowledge

We regularly offer free performances for school classes on weekdays, usually in the mornings.Please find the information about the school performances in the program and in the repertoire.

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Welcome to the Current Season

You can't help but be amazed: Robots, performers, clowns, scientists and singers take to the stage! The Circus of Knowledge is colorful, inspiring, amusing, quirky, exciting, and surprising. The Circus knocks doors down, tearing through walls to open up spaces that support new ways of thinking.

Circus Director Airan Berg remarks: "Our campaign shows how the Circus of Knowledge is a magical place where everyone can be astounded at what they see! All you have to bring is your sense of wonder and curiosity. Our broad, eclectic program demonstrates the endless potential of bringing bring art, science and society together." 
The campaign was created in collaboration with kest werbeagentur, opens an external URL in a new window.

The Circus as a Space to Learn

Come on, come all! Visit us at the Circus of Knowledge! Listen in as visitors talk about their experiences.


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Donation-Based Admission

Art and culture cost money. As such, the Circus of Knowledge is externally funded by sponsors and other supporters, so-called "third-party funds", provided by the university, and event revenue.

We want everyone to enjoy performances at the Circus of Knowledge! To help those who are financially less fortunate than others attend our performances, we do not have set admission fees, but rather we request donations on voluntary basis. We ask those who are financially able to voluntarily donate more (pay what you can).


As we can only accommodate a certain number of guests for each performance, we kindly ask that you make a reservation in advance to attend. Please see the performance schedule and click to make a reservation for the performance you are interested in attending.


Whether you are young, older, rich, poor, bored, alone, simply interested in art, learning new things, or a school class, the Circus program has something for everyone! Learn more about our productions and projects for the upcoming season.

How the Circus of Knowledge Came About

Since 2022, the "Circus of Knowledge" has served as a testament to the Johannes Kepler University Linz's conviction to actively support sustainably at the crossroads of art, science, academia, and education. The JKU also partners with theaters, circus operators, and other performers and seeks to collaborate with the Upper Austrian Educational Authority. The goal is to attract people from all over Upper Austria.

Would you like to learn more about past productions at the Circus? Check out our archives for a look at past productions and projects!

Rektor Lukas auf der Bühne des Zirkus des Wissens Rector Meinhard Lukas at the Grand Opening in April 2022.