The Great Moscow State Circus, the world's largest stationary circus, was opened on Vernadsky Avenue in 1971. Today, it has a workforce of over 500 people including directors, choreographers, musicians, performers, and stage designers.
The circus can seat up to 3,400 people. The building has 5 arenas (equestrian, ice rink, water, illusionist, and light-effect) which can be swapped during the performance. Each year, the circus runs new original performances including a special new year performance in December. Artistes of the circus go on international tours regularly.greatcircus.ru