Dear Mummy, the Moscow State Circus came to town! After seeing them in Reading last year we were eager to catch the show in our home town of Basingstoke, UK.
We bought our tickets online from Ticket Master after seeing a 50% off flyer in one of our local newsagent. This made our family trip to the circus very affordable. We purchased deluxe ringside seats which were comfy and soft and gave us the best view of the performance.
We arrived 30 minutes before the performance to grab some lunch before the show and enjoy the atmosphere. It was a bright sunny day and we found a seat inside the foyer tent and while I was waiting for my hot dog I had a play around outside.
Prices for food were reasonable and we scoffed down our large hot dogs x 2, popcorn and drinks along with candy floss for around £20. My candy floss was even bigger than me!
Inside we handed our tickets to the ushers and were shown to our seats. The big top was huge! Within the ring there was a hotel scene set-up with bell boys, a reception desk and suitcases all ready to welcome the performers of the show AKA the guests.
The performance revolved around a story of a busy hotel called Gostinitsa, the hotel of curiosities. It makes us think of the film The Grand Budapest Hotel. With bell boys and hotel maids introducing hotel guests. Guests like the glamorous acrobats and dancers. High tightrope walkers and unicyclists. The stage design had a real 1930’s Art Deco feel to it and the performers were like Hollywood starlets.
We loved watching the award-winning Chervotkins Clowns guiding us through the hotel of curiosities and they had us clapping and laughing together. Great audience participation which kept little ones amused when they came into the stalls.
We were super impressed by acts that we’ve never seen before like the double Russian swings hurtling acrobats through the air and somersaulting impossibly from one rapid moving swing to another. My folks chuckled at the women behind us who shrieked in amazement.
We were in awe at the marvellous Alikhanov Troupe which featured three acrobats climbing and balancing on poles supported by just one man. My mummy was super impressed with the trapeze and high wire performances, the skill and dedication it took to perform some of the moves was amazing.
The show was a real feast for the eyes, with dare-devil stunts and shimmering costumes. Coloured lights, plumes of smoke and music had me on the edge of my seat for nearly two hours!
It was the best show we’ve seen so far by Moscow State Circus and we were really glad we went. A trip to the circus makes a lovely change from a trip to the cinema or to the theatre and we’d highly recommend this one!
Hopefully we will get to see them again next year! This performance is going to be hard to beat!
Love Bella x
26 thoughts on “A hotel stay at the Moscow State Circus”
I loved circus being a russian kid myself, and I bet it is such a wonder for any child (and adult) at any age!
Oh this looks like so much fun! We love the circus but haven’t been to this one before. They do tour near us so maybe we will get to see it soon!
Wow amazing we have always wanted to go and see this but never seems to work out but it’s totally on our list – looks like such fun and look at that epic candy floss!
I haven’t been to the circus in a long time, looks like you all had a great time x
It looks amazing I’ve not taken my son to the circus yet as not sure if he would like it plus I really don’t like clowns.
This looks like amazing fun! We haven’t been to the circus yet, but I think Sophie would love it! x
Wow this looks like a seriously impressive performance – I’ve not been to many circus performances in my life, but this looks intriguing!
This looks amazing…not been to the circus is a good few years. Loving the candy floss 🙂 x
It looks like you all had a great time and the performance looks amazing, did you manage to eat all your candyfloss?
That looks so fantastic, I hadn’t even thought about taking B one day.
The performers are SO talented!
Bella, this must have been such a wonderful experience for you! You look just fascinated by what you are seeing. The acrobatic performers are so very talented and this is a show I would love to see as well xx
Sounds like you had a great time and the pictures are great 🙂 x
I remember a long time ago we took our son to the circus. It was one of the most magical evenings I can remember. The animals .. acrobatic performers .. lighting effects. There’s nothing like it!
I can remember going to the circus once when I was a child but I still haven’t taken mine to see one. It like a great night out for the family.
Looks like you had a great time! I used to love going to the circus as a kid x
We love going to the circus and cannot wait for one to visit us
My daughter is desperate to go to the circus! I’ll look out for this one in case it comes near us
The event sounds great. Good to know the food prices were reasonable.
IT sounds like you had a great time. I used to love the circus when I was younger and took my daughter when she was little too. It’s good you got a discount for the tickets and that the prices inside were reasonable too.
It looks great! I went to the Chinese state circus once and my son loved it. Will have to take him to this
Haha the candyfloss really is bigger than you! Bet it was tasty though and I do love the circus, so glad that you had fun x
Wow! Looks like an incredible show- and I’m very jealous of your candy floss.
I have heard loads of great things about the Moscow State Circus and it looks like great entertanment for the whole family.
I’ve not had a chance to see this one before. We had another circus come nearby so we saw them. I’d love to see this one too!
Oh my gosh it looks great here. I haven’t been to a circus since I was a child, but I did used to love them back then!
Wow! looks like you had a fab time!
We love the circus,,,,,and candyfloss! 🙂 x