Greg, Rebecca and I spent a fun Saturday night at the Moscow Circus. There are actually two different circus shows in Moscow…one traditional and one “new”. We opted for the original circus, located a short car ride from our hotel. Thankfully, the concierge at the Metropol was able to score us three great seats for the sold out performance at a cost of about $35 each. (According to the hotel concierge, the original circus is only a 20 minute walk from the hotel, but since it was a cold and rainy night, we opted for Uber.)
Every seat is a great seat in the small one-ring arena with stadium seating. A live orchestra adds excitement to the night. A small café serves wine, vodka, soft drinks and snacks.. Popcorn and ice cream are also available.
Be warned…the traditional circus is heavy on animal acts, including dancing elephants and tightrope-walking cats.