What's Circolito?

Circus in the middle of Flanders

Circolito is a circus school in Mechelen, a town in Flanders, Belgium, between Antwerp en Brussels.

We teach circus skills for about 470 toddlers, children, youngsters and adults on a weekly basis. There are about 40 different classes.

  • The courses 'Multicircus' - all different circus techniques - is by age: toddlers come together with one of their parents, there are groups for 6-9 year, 10-12 year, 12+, 16+ and 18+.
  • The 'specialty courses' are divided by level. For acrobatics there are 3 levels, for juggler and unicycle there are 2 levels, and just one level (for the moment) for theater.

During the school holidays we organise circus weeks and a big circus camp in August.

Every sunday there are birthday parties for kids between 7 and 12. They bring a bunch of friends, together we discover 8-10 different circus skills, and in the end, the birthday boy or girl is 'ringmaster' is his or her own circus show. Encore!

There are three 'production groups' with their own shows, and we bring different circus animations.

Since 2013 we're the host organisation for a EVS-volunteer. And in 2014, Circolito was host for an International Exchange, with circus schools from The Netherlands, Swiss and Czech Republic.