Circus of Dancing Fountains
Aquamarine, The Dancing Fountains Circus, fits the bill for travelers looking for a family-friendly performance in Moscow. Although you won’t find a conventional circus set in a big top arena, you’ll see some traditional acts such as acrobatics, clowning, dancing, and magic tricks. Purchase tickets in advance to secure your seats and save time on arrival.
Things to Know Before You Go
If they don’t occupy their own seat, kids under age 6 get free admission.
Outside food and drink are prohibited (except for young kids or when medically necessary), as is smoking.
If you arrive late, you must sit where you are ushered.
During intermission, kids can have their photos taken with the performers.
How to Get There
The theater is located on Melnikova Street, east of the Moscow River, and southeast of central city attractions such as Red Square and the Kremlin. Avoid the city’s traffic jams by taking the metro—get off at Volgogradskiy Prospekt station, a short walk from the circus.
When to Get There
The circus performs on Saturdays and Sundays, with both afternoon matinees and early evening shows.
See a Show at the Bolshoi
Moscow is renowned for its performing arts, such as ballet, classical music, and circus. To experience some of the finest classical dance in Russia, get a ticket to a ballet or opera at the famous Bolshoi Theatre. Opened in 1856, the grand neoclassical building has been renovated in recent years. Many visitors say the setting is almost as spectacular as the performances within.