II international Children's Circus Festival

28 in may 2016, the National Circus of Ukraine for the first time hosted the international Children's Circus Festival. The year 2016 is significant because in Ukraine there are just four significant events: the 140th anniversary of the founding of one of the largest circus of the institutions of Europe – Kiev circus, the 65th anniversary of the "Directorate of mobile circus troupes Ukraine" - the flagman and conductor of the Ukrainian circus art on the territory of the country and abroad to implement the idea of national revival and development of Ukraine, of the 60th anniversary of the First Ukrainian National Circus Team, as well as the 55th anniversary of the Kyiv municipal Academy of circus and variety arts is the only higher educational institution in Eastern Europe. The final Gala concert of the Festival was dedicated to the most favorite holidays – the Day of Europe and Day of Kyiv. The Festival demonstrated the skill of the best artists and circus groups and defined, the Jury, as well as professional artists of Ukrainian and world circus.

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55 years of the Kyiv Academy of Circus and Variety Arts

In 2016 - 2017 academic year, the Kyiv municipal Academy of Circus and Variety Arts, the only in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, a unique University, which trains variety and circus artists, the leading specialized higher education INSTITUTION of international scale, its graduates bringing fame to the Ukrainian and world circus and becoming the stars of Ukrainian and foreign stars, marks 55 years since the Foundation.

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The first national circus collective 60 years

23 July 2016 circus, the Ukrainian community celebrated the 60th anniversary since the establishment of this team. During the existence of the Soviet Union, the First national Circus Collective brought in a professional arena, a galaxy of prominent Ukrainian artists and activists.

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65 years from the date of Foundation of the Directorate of mobile circus troupes Ukraine

In the mid 50-ies of XX century it was decided to create a Ukrainian circus troupe. It was necessary to combine numbers highly professional level, which would reflect the national character and reproduced Ukrainian flavor, and prepare the new rooms.

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In 2016, the first stationary Kiev circus celebrates 140 years.

Circus spectacle was shown in the city since time immemorial. Tightrope walkers, jugglers, street gymnasts and fist fighters who entertained the audience, reproduced the frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral. When in 1797 in Kiev from Dubna transferred famous Contract fair, began to appear booths, which featured acrobats, jugglers, strongmen. Came to the arena and foreigners – mainly walkers, clowns, riders and trainers of wild beasts. 

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