YEREVAN. – Construction of the new building of Yerevan Circus, in the capital city of Armenia, is expected to be completed in late 2017.
Its artistic director and head of the Union of Circus Workers of Armenia, Sos Petrosyan, told about the aforesaid to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“I hope we will have a new circus building at the end of the year,” he noted.
In his words, the old circus building was in poor condition, to put it mildly.
“And despite these inconveniences, the audience was coming, in any case,” added Petrosyan. “And not a day did we interrupt work; we were working even during the Karabakh war.”
Instead of the previous 1,560 seats, however, the new Yerevan Circus building will have a 2,500-seat capacity, and it will be a modernized circus with all amenities.
“The new building is designed for all kinds of [circus] performances,” noted Sos Petrosyan.
In his words, so that the new circus functions anew, a new special course for directors of events, circus, and pop has been set up at Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography.
In addition, Petrosyan’s book entitled Armenian Circus, and which presents the history of Armenian circus, is already being printed.
“But we want to devote the publishing to the opening of the new circus [building],” he added.