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National Circus of Ukraine in Kiev

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Peremohy prosp. 2, Kiev 01135, Ukraine
486-39-27
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Inexpensive and Surprisingly Good

My husband and I bought tickets to this circus because we were having a hard time finding things to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KerryandTim
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Austin, Texas
Mixed feelings

I haven't been circus since I was child. I was going to football game, but it was so cold outside I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kauhu
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Seinajoki, Finland
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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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Peremohy prosp. 2, Kiev 01135, Ukraine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I bought tickets to this circus because we were having a hard time finding things to do in Kiev with only English language skills. We figured that we could still enjoy a circus even if the acts were introduced in Ukrainian --...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been circus since I was child. I was going to football game, but it was so cold outside I wanted some indoor activities and this was not a bad choice. Everything was made as professionally as you can think national circus can be....More

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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...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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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...More

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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...More

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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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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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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...More

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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...More

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