Capital Circus of Budapest, Budapest

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The Capital Circus of Budapest is a circus building located in Budapest, Hungary. It originally opened in 1889, although it has changed locations since then. Its current building opened in 1971 and is the only stone circus in Central Europe. It seats 1450 people, and features animal, clown, and artistic performing acts. The building is in Városliget city park, near by are the Budapest Zoo, the Budapest Amusement park, Vajdahunyad Castle and the Széchenyi thermal bath.
Since it is a stone circus, its operation is independent from weather, and therefore it is opened both in summer and winter. Recently Capital Circus also holds other events besides circus productions, like fashion shows, sport events, classical and pop concerts, folk dance performances as well as theatre and opera plays.
The original building of the Circus was opened on the 27th of June 1889 in Városliget by the German-Dutch circus director Ede Wulff. This building had the same parameters as the current Capital Circus, but it had 2290 seats. in 1895, Wulff Ede gave the lease rights of the Capital Circus to the management of the Zoo.
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  • We are both in our thirties and couldn't stop laughing all day. Seriously funny show. The tickets were a true steal at 500 ft. Even if you only have two or three days in Budapest - go there - you...  more »
  • Bought tickets an hour before and there were no premium seats left but ended up with a perfectly good view in a second class one. The acts are from around the world and most were enjoyable and...  more »

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