Cirque Municipal, Troyes

The first circus of Troyes, France was a wooden circus designed by Max Berthelin. It was completely destroyed by a gigantic fire in 1892. Perhaps the gas lighting of that time had something to do with the loss of the 1000 people seating building. The … Continue readingCirque Municipal, Troyes

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Académie Fratellini, Paris

Annie Fratellini The Fratellini Family is a well known circus family in France. After the immense popularity of the Trio Fratellini Clowns. The Clown trio consisted of Paul (1877–1940), François Fratellini (1879–1951) and Albert Fratellini (1886–1961). On of their descendants was Annie Violette Fratellini (1932–1997), … Continue readingAcadémie Fratellini, Paris

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Cirkus, Stockholm

The Stockholm Cirkus is the largest private theater in the Nordic countries, a concert and event scene at Djurgården in Stockholm. It was opened on May 25, 1892, to accommodate the great circus society of the past. Today, Circus has space for 1,650 seated guests … Continue readingCirkus, Stockholm

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Cirkus, Linköping

Cirkus in Linköping is a former circus building opened in 1912. Two other simple circus buildings were constructed for shorter periods in the 19th century Linköping. The first was a simple wooden building at the ranger AP Andersson’s restaurant at Stångån, built in 1884. The … Continue readingCirkus, Linköping

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Teater-Cirkus, Furuvik

Furuviksparken was founded in 1900 by Oscar Jakobsson and officially opened by count Olle Cronstedt. In 1938 the zoo was bought by Gösta Nygren, who managed the zoo for 45 years. The Furuvik Park lies close to the Swedish city Gävle. Gävle has sometimes been … Continue readingTeater-Cirkus, Furuvik

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Circustheater, Scheveningen

Several circuses visited the Dutch beach city Scheveningen (The Hague Beach) in the summer months. Plenty of tourists made a grateful crowd for all sorts of entertainment. Oscar Carré who has build his Royal Circus in Amsterdam wanted to also construct a permanent wooden circus … Continue readingCircustheater, Scheveningen

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Le Manège, Verviers

The very beautiful facade in the Rue du Manège in Verviers, Belgium is the only visible part of a large building of which the back served as a circus, riding hall, music -hall, cinema and theater The very beautiful facade in the Rue du Manège … Continue readingLe Manège, Verviers

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Hippodrome, Valenciennes

This circus building was built at the bottom of the Place Poterne in 1924 to replace the circus building of the Place Verte dating from the late nineteenth century.It has several uses, especially that of hosting circuses several weeks a year. It allows to make … Continue readingHippodrome, Valenciennes

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