The Circle is a recurring room encountered in Layers of Fear. It is first encountered after the Artist's first meeting with the Wife. The room is generally encountered after blacking out, and usually after encountering the Wife.

The room is generally unremarkable, with two exceptions: it contains only one door, and in one corner of the room is a circle of lit candles. These candles are never extinguished, and the floorboards under the circle never deteriorate.

A Rat Scrawling may be found in this room the first time it is entered.