Circus in Nizhny Novgorod: history, program, feedback, how to get

The Circus in Nizhny Novgorod is located on the banks of the Oka River. It is the largest in Europe. In its arena, not only local artists and trained animals perform, but also touring troupes.

History of the circus

circus in the lower Novgorod

The circus in Nizhny Novgorod was opened in the distant1883 year. Then the brothers Nikitin - Peter and Akim - built a building for him. The first room was wooden. Three years later, a stone structure was erected.

In 1923 the circus became state. The building in which it is now located, was built in 1964. The auditorium was designed for 1,719 seats. In 1984, a large-scale reconstruction began in the circus. But since there was a catastrophically shortage of cash, it was soon frozen. And only in 2005 it was renewed again, and two years later the work was completed. But there were some shortcomings, which had to be eliminated already during the work of the circus after its opening. Now the auditorium accommodates two thousand people. There are places that can be conveniently placed for wheelchair users. The hall is also equipped with new light and sound equipment. Modern laser and video projectors are installed. In the circus there was a second arena and an autonomous boiler room. Separate premises for the maintenance of monkeys, elephants, predators, sea animals, and dogs were built. A large stable designed for 37 horses is also organized. Now the circus has its own, large and modern veterinary clinic. Equipped with a covered courtyard, where in any weather you can deal with loading and unloading. In total, the circus area is now thirty thousand square meters.

The post of director since 2014 is occupied by Inna Vyankina Vankina.

Summer billboard

circus in the lower Novgorod

A variety of shows show their audiencecircus (Nizhny Novgorod). His poster from July 23, 2016 offers a small and adult program "Whistle all up." The show includes unique numbers. The audience will see a trained bear who can walk on a tightrope and does it without insurance. Mikhail Ivanov - a laureate of various competitions, will demonstrate riding a single-wheeled bike with simultaneous juggling with seven items. And also pass through the rope, beating off the head of the big ball. In addition, the show will perform equilibrists, trained animals and aerial gymnasts.

The program is attended by guests from Krasnoyarsk - a few studios and a circus tent. In Nizhny Novgorod they will perform for the first time.

The cost of tickets for the performance is from 700 to 1500 rubles. Children under 5 years are admitted free of charge if there is a birth certificate.


Circus in Nizhny Novgorod receives from the audiencerave reviews. Those who have visited the performances say that the numbers that are included in the program are very interesting, complex, and many of them are simply unique. The artists perform in very beautiful and bright costumes. Tricks are performed at a high level. Clowns are funny and make the audience laugh sincerely. Animals are very intelligent, well-trained and can do many things. The audience is recommended to all those who have not yet been to the performances of the Nizhny Novgorod circus, be sure to visit its programs.

How to get there?

circus lower Novgorod poster

Circus in Nizhny Novgorod is located at -Kommunisticheskaya street, house No. 38. It is most convenient to get to it by metro. It is necessary to get to the station "Moscow", and from it to the circus only five minutes on foot. Nearby are the shopping center "Respublika" and the Moscow railway station.

Also, before the circus, you can get there by tramnumbers 7, 1, 6, 4, 21 and trolleybuses No. 10 and No. 25. It is convenient to get there by bus: there are many flights to the circus. Any shuttle taxi going to the Moscow railway station will also take you to the destination.

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