Baku State Circus

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Baku State Circus
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General information
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Construction started 1945

Baku State Circus (Azerbaijani: Bakı Dövlət Sirki) - is the main arena circus of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

In 1945, a collective of Azerbaijani circus was organized in the Azerbaijan SSR, it included estrade actors, who performed tricks in the circus and amateur participants with artistic skills.[1]

Famous Azerbaijani composers, poets, ballet masters and artists worked along with the collective of the circus. Starting from 1946, troupe of Baku Circus had regular tours in cities of the USSR, the collective performed programs “We are from Baku” and “Dawn over the Rock”. Besides the USSR they had tours in Southern Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.[2]

In 1967, a new building of Baku Circus equipped with necessary equipment for full operation of the circus was built according to architects E. Ismayilov and F. Leontyev’s project. There are 2000 seats in the new building.[3]

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Coordinates: 55°46′14″N 37°37′11″E / 55.77056°N 37.61972°E / 55.77056; 37.61972