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Circus Season in Prague

Events, Activities on 31 October 2011 by Larissa (2 comments)

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From October to November there are many different Big Top shows throughout Prague. All offer traditional circus performances - acrobats, jugglers, aerial acrobatics, balancing acts, clowns, dancing horses and performing animals. Some offer exotic animal performances, often with a zoo attached. Shows run for 2 hours, typically with an interval. Here is a run down on the 5 major circuses currently performing.

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Cirkus, Cirkus Classic, Prague 10 (Strašnice)

The most extravagant big top show (therefore, the most costly) with impressive interior, international performers, big band orchestra and fancy stunt equipment. Lucie and I went last weekend, it was really fun! I’d recommend the ‘Hlediště’ seats - they are tiered seats and we had an excellent view. The Lože (Ringside) seats are great if you are in the first row, otherwise you sit on the same level and can have other rows block your view. The balcon seats are so far up the back, I don’t think they offer anything special at all. There is one more performance scheduled - it’s a Mikulas themed performance on 25 November, in other words it will have a Christmas twist. The whole show is just under 3 hours with a 20 minute interval - during the interval you can purchase drinks and snacks and enter the zoo area to visit the animals, this costs a further 30czk.

Performance:
Friday 25 November at 17.30

Cost: Lože (Ringside) & Balcon: 499czk, Hlediště: 299czk

Bookings: http://www.ticketportal.cz/predstavenie_javisko_view.asp?IDpred=1263167 or at the on-site box office before the performance (check opening hours on their website)

Address: Corner of Vinohradska and Pocernicka Streets, Prague 10 (100m from tram stop Vinohradské hřbitovy and 700m from Metro A green line stop Želivského)

Further Information: http://www.cirkusclassic.cz/ (has a google translate feature on the left side of the home page)

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Cirkus Humberto, Prague 9 (Prosek)

Cirkus Humberto has a 70 year history within the one family and have performed all over Europe. They have the largest Big Top tent in the Czech Republic and many exotic animals including bears and elephants that you can visit before and after the show for an additional 30czk. Their season starts on 2 November and runs through till 20 November.

Performances:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 17.00
Saturdays at 16.00
Sundays at 11.00 and 15.00

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Cost: Adult: Lože (Ringside) - 280czk, Gallery - 200czk
Children (2 to 12 years)*: Lože (Ringside) - 240czk, Gallery - 160czk
*kids under 2 years are free

Bookings: 602 724 872 or purchase at the box office prior to the show - capacity is over 1000 people

Address: RIght at Prosek’s metro station Štřížkov on the Yellow B line.

Further Information: http://www.cirkushumberto.com/en/cirkus/cirkus-humberto/

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Narodni Cirkus Original Beroušek, Prague 5 (Stodulky)

One of the oldest family circuses in the Czech Republic with an 85 year history touring both here and over Europe. Beroušek, has a revamped interior and similar to Humberto, featuring a classic program and over 80 exotic animals which you can also visit for an extra 30czk. Their season also starts on 2 November and runs through till 20 November.

Performances:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 17.30
Saturdays at 14.00
Sundays at 11.00

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Cost: Adult: Lože (Ringside) - 350czk, Gallery - 250czk
Children (3 to 12 years)*: Lože (Ringside) - 200czk, Gallery - 150czk
*kids under 3 years are free but have to sit on your lap - no seat

Bookings: 607 222 220 or online via Ticket Art

Address: Mukařovský Street, Prague 5, right at metro stop Luka on the Yellow B line.

Further Information: http://www.cirkusbobnavarroking.cz/ (in Czech only)

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Bob Navarro Cirkus King, Prague 10 (Vršovice)

An offshoot of Humberto Cirkus, some family members from Humberto split last year and begin their own show. Their season also starts on 2 November and runs through till 20 November.

Performances:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 17.00
Saturdays at 13.30 and 16.30
Sundays at 15.00

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Cost: Adult: Lože (Ringside) - 250czk, Gallery - 200czk
Children (from 2 years)*: Lože (Ringside) - 200czk, Gallery - 150czk
*kids under 2 years are free

Bookings: 725 127 106 or or purchase at the box office prior to the show

Address: Petrohradská Street, Prague 10, next to Kaufland Supermarket

Further Information: http://www.berousek.cz/ (in Czech only)

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Cirkus Andres, Prague 4 (Krč)

This circus is the last to close and runs right up till 27 November. It has a capacity for 2000 people so there shouldn’t be a problem purchasing tickets prior to a show without reservation.

Performances:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 17.00
Saturdays and Sundays at 14.30 and 17.00

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Cost: Lože (Ringside) - 200czk, Gallery - 200czk

Bookings: 776 147 405 or or purchase at the box office prior to the show

Address: u Thomayerovy Nemocnice, Prague 4 (so in other words, right next door to the big hospital in Krč)

Further Information: http://www.cirkusandres.cz/index-gb.htm

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So that’s my round-up, I’ll give a short report when Lucie and I have visited Cirkus, Cirkus. If anyone else has been to any of these circuses, please consider sharing your experiences with us all.

  • Anna Vikersjo on 31 October 2011 @ 04:06 PM

    We went to see Cirkus, Cirkus Classic last week with two 5-year-old girls. Emily and her dad had bought the loge tickets way back and were sitting first in line. Jessica and I ending up paying same price but sitting on balcony, ie in the far back. Obviously, we didn’t have the same close experience but were still thrilled anyway. Good show! I didn’t go last year but Sergey said this year was much better. The performance including break was about 3 hrs. Good value for money is to go on a weekday, nearly half the price. Next time I will buy either loge or auditorium, which costs 150 czk on a weekday, and you are still quite near the manege.

  • Larissa on 31 October 2011 @ 05:18 PM

    Thanks Anna. Wow, 3 hours - glad I’ve decided to leave Ari (2yr old) at home ;-)

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