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National Circus of Ukraine in Kiev

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Actors are really trying yet you can see that the whole orchestration is lagging a bit meaning... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
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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 8 April 2018
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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...more
Peremohy prosp. 2, Kiev 01135, Ukraine
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Actors are really trying yet you can see that the whole orchestration is lagging a bit meaning shows are not interesting for adults. Lots of striptease like performances i.e semi-dressed girls on pole, not sure Id want my kids to see this Kids would probably...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Very entertaining 2.5 hours, money well spent. We don't speak Ukrainian but still enjoyed the show very much

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kauhu
Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Jsleos
Reviewed 14 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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank JohanV777
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

Thank Corrado_foodpasha
Reviewed 5 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.

Date of experience: November 2013
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