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Belarusian State Circus in Minsk

Circus in Minsk is one of its famous attractions. This spectacular structure is included in tourist guides, and visiting the colorful circus performance is even more interesting. The building is located on the main highway of the city – Independence Avenue, in the historic center, close to other noteworthy objects.

History and architecture of the circus

The history of the circus in Belarus began in the 19th century. Back in 1883 there was a circus of the Nikitin brothers. The performances were held on Cathedral Square (now Liberty Square). The wooden structure could seat up to 800 spectators. Since 1930, the circus-tent in the city park has given performances for 1,200 people at a time.

New building

Belarusian Circus in Minsk

Now great circus shows are held in a wonderful building that opened in 1959. It was reconstructed from 2008 to 2010. The auditorium, foyer, checkroom – all re-equipped for the audience, only the bearing walls were not changed. In essence, this was not a restoration, but the creation of a new functional object. The style of the 1950s is reflected in certain interior details, primarily in the chandeliers, which have been partially preserved and partially recreated.

Tiered arena

Circus in Minsk - arena

The arena gives the opportunity to show several types of shows – on the ice, on the parquet, on a luminous or rubber base. Such equipment allows to perform in the Minsk State Circus ballet and dancers of all genres, animal trainers, riders – it is difficult to list all the options of numbers. Above the entrance to the arena is an orchestra.

Hall and foyer

Circus in Minsk - poster, address

The auditorium is decorated in emerald tones and is very comfortable: the performance is clearly visible from any row. For the convenience of viewers there is special lighting, including on the steps. The total number of seats in the hall is 1,625. It’s nice to watch the show from the lodge: it seats 50 people. Before the start and during the breaks you can see the beautiful collection of clown figures, go into the buffet, and admire the beautiful interior.

Program of performances

The Belarusian State Circus makes fresh programs on a regular basis: once a season, audiences are treated to a fun and exciting new show. Groups from other countries have performed in the arena on tour more than once. Now there is a jubilee holiday program, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Belgoscircus. An international circus art festival will be held in September.

The poster of the Belarusian State Circus offers a variety of shows: with wonderful scenarios, costumes, special effects. There are a lot of trained animals here: sea lions, ponies, bears – you can’t list them all. Acrobats, magicians, jugglers, and tightrope walkers delight adults and children with their finely honed skills.

Circus in Minsk

Minsk State Circus - poster

Circus in Minsk - address, poster, how to get there, prices

Feedback on the performances is the most enthusiastic among residents of Belarus and its guests.

How to get there?

If you look at the map – the national circus is in the center of Minsk, near Gorky Park.

Address of the State Belarusian Circus: Minsk, Nezalezhnasci Avenue, 32.

If you take the subway, you have to get off either at “Ploschad Pobedy” or “Oktyabrskaya” stations. Dozens of ground transport routes stop on the avenue.

Video overview of the circus

Where to buy tickets to the circus?

Tickets are sold at the circus box office, located near the circus. There are theater box offices in Minsk: they sell tickets for circus performances as well.

A child under 3 years of age gets one ticket with an adult. For a child over the age of three, you buy a full ticket for one seat. Also a separate ticket is required if one adult goes with two children under 3 years: only one can be seated on the lap. Ticket prices range from 5 to 77 Belarusian rubles.

Booking of seats in the Minsk Circus and the purchase of electronic tickets online is available. You can see the poster of the Belarusian State Circus on the official website and on the resources for ticket sales on the Internet. Go to the address:


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