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National Circus of Ukraine in Kiev

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Address: Peremohy prosp. 2, Kiev 01135, Ukraine
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Kiev Circus was opened in 1961. In 1868, the Frenchman Auguste Bergognie...

Kiev Circus was opened in 1961. In 1868, the Frenchman Auguste Bergognie bought land in downtown Kiev land and asked the town council for permission to build a stone building to house a circus. The opening of Circus Bergognie took place in 1875. The modern building of the National Circus of Ukraine with 2100 seats, was opened in 1960. In 1998, the Kiev circus received the status of the National Circus of Ukraine. The building which the circus houses is the largest domed building in Kiev city.

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I had always heard about the famous Kiev Circus and its training school for various acts and clowns. I took my nephew, wife and in-laws to the circus and it was most... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2013
Atlanta, Georgia
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Definitely check out the circus because they put one one amazing show! Tickets are pretty cheap and can be purchased at the ticket booth in the front of the building - getting here is tricky transit wise, but it would be best to take the metro to Universityet, then walk the 10-15 minutes to the Circus (it's right across from... More 

1 Thank Jsleos
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The circus really blew me away and it was amazing the monkeys talented the lions well handled by Ukrainian gymnastics are where this circus excels at they are amazing

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Lots of variety. Acrobats, trapeze artists, motor cross riders doing stunt leaps, camels, horses, dogs, cats, clowns. Great for kids and adults alike. For $7 per ticket there is no better value in Kyiv except for the Metro that costs 16 cents per ticket. All seats have an excellent view of activities and arena is normally sold out.

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Ledegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

It was a cold sunday afternoon, we visited this circus. When you enter the old building, you know immediatly there will be a lot of animals, this smell. Prices are high for locals, from 50 up to 200 UAH. We took seats from 120 UAH (wooden old not comfortable). Before the show there are plenty of little animals (dogs, pony,... More 

Thank Johan V
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Prolly due to the crisis but the show was very bland. The circus is cute and has local color. But it smells bad and all shows had dull choreography

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Good performance, with afordable price, but I excpected a litlle bit more from national circus. Performance is for 2,5 hours.I excpected more performances with wild animals.Recomendation.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I had always heard about the famous Kiev Circus and its training school for various acts and clowns. I took my nephew, wife and in-laws to the circus and it was most intriguing. The circus building is a round concrete structure local near a heavy traffic location. Outside the show are various vendors selling toys, balloons and other circus related... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

You can feel that the glory days of Kiev circus have passed by, but the kids loved it anyway. Some performance could be shorter or maybe need to be changed to make it more excited . The one with Lions need to be updated. However it maybe is the best time killing in a rainy day in Kiev

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Horsens, Denmark
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

If you have time to spare in Kyiv, visit the Circus there, i went there to see Russian national performers, a show on ice - it is not something you see in the western part of europe. Make sure to buy tickets in the small shops in the underground, as there are many hrv to save then. The Building is... More 

2 Thank Lyngsdal
Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

A great afternoon out - starting at 1700 and finishing 3 hours later at 20.00. My toddler was a bit too restless and dare I say a bit too young at 2 years old to truly enjoy it - but Mum and Dad did. At 100 Hrvnia a ticket it does not break the bank and was great value. You... More 

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