Italian circus

«Togni»

Description of the performance

Exciting Journey to Italy on the Arena of the Circus on Fontanka!

Circo Togni, a world-known Italian circus founded by the same-name dynasty with more than 150 years history, has successfully toured across the world (Algeria, Morocco, Australia, Qatar, Hungary, the USA, Turkey, Iran) and now is ready to fascinate the cultural capital of Russia with shows by masters of the Italian circus art!

A large-scale unforgettable show featuring Togni tamers of elephants and tigers is to take place in the Circus on Fontanka!

The Togni family is the fifth generation animal tamers, representatives of the oldest European dynasty that founded the world-famous same-name circus in Milan (1872) which was bestowed the title of the National circus by the king of Italy.

The demanding audience of Saint Petersburg is very well acquainted with the performances by Italian circus masters and will highly appreciate the quality of circus performances on the arena.

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An incredible story of an adventurer who followed his dream will be presented on the arena of the Circus on Fontanka! A truly thrilling blockbuster with exciting plot twists will take place under the dome of the renowned Circus to grasp the attention of the audience from the first minutes till the last moment.

The Italian Circo Togni is not just a page in the global circus history; it represents an exemplary attitude and the basics of the humane approach to animal training. The audience will see animals brought to Saint Petersburg from five continents: North and South Americas, Australia, Asia and Africa. The circus will present magnificent Indian elephants, graceful tigers, tropical snakes and crocodiles, incredible camels and a buffalo, picturesque zebras, funny ostriches and kangaroos.

Performances featuring exotic animals will follow each other on the arena, alternating with spectacular aerial, acrobatic and illusionist acts in a new large-scale program, where the key role is played by the famous Togni dynasty from Italy, one of the largest circus families in the world headed by Corrado and Davio Togni, legendary animal tamers. Both will perform single and together with their spouses. Together the circus artists will present a symbiosis of animal training, clownery and upscale circus feats. The elegant Suzanne Togni helps her husband Corrado train ballerina elephants. Davio’s wife, brave aerial gymnast Alexandra Tarus, ascends to the dome of the circus in their joint performance using her own hair. The picture is completed with acts by French animal trainer Ivan Deforges.

The program directed by Darya Kostyuk as the scriptwriter and Sergey Bondarchuk as the production director, announces such celebrities of the Russian circus as aerial artists Malvina Abakarova and Valery Sychev, winners of the Golden Clown Award of the 22nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo; aerial artists Andrey and Aliya Kanakhins, winners of the Silver Elephant Award of the 4th International Festival of Circus Art in Figueres; acrobats on opposite double swings under the leadership ofled by Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Skokov; laureates of multiple international festivals – jugglers led by under the leadership of Elena Drogaleva; world renowned illusionary attraction led by under the leadership of Maria Koch-Kukes, and others. The inimitable vivacious atmosphere of the Italian Togni Circus will be created by the music of the circus orchestra under the direction of Kirill Khilko. Musicians will become full-fledged participants of the performance to grant the unique festive atmosphere to the audience.

The Togni Circus keeps up the family traditions mandatory for any circus dynasty: meticulous work, high quality of acts, respectful approach to the audience, sincere friendship and mutual understanding with their animals, as well as the highest possible level of skills and inexhaustible fantasy on the arena.

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Rules of purchase and return of tickets

How to get to the circus

191023, Russia, St. Petersburg, embankment of the Fontanka River, 3A.

Address of the circus

191023, Russia, St. Petersburg, embankment of the Fontanka River, 3A.

Opening hours

from 10:00 to 20:00 without break and weekends

Telephone Numbers

+7 (812) 570-51-98,
+7 (812) 570-52-66 (tickets),
+7 (812) 570-52-60 (reception),
+7 (812) 570-54-11 (admin)

E-mail:

bilet@circus.spb.ru;
info@circus.spb.ru

Walking distance from metro stations:
  • Metro station "GostinyDvor" > small Sadovaya street > Manezhnaya square > Karavannaya street (800 m / 10-15 min.);
  • Metro station"GostinyDvor" > Sadovaya street > Engineering street (770 m / 10-15 min.);
  • Mayakovskaya metro station > Nevsky Prospect > Fontanka River embankment (odd side) (1.4 km / 30 min.);
  • Metro station"Chernyshevskaya" > Kirochnaya Street > Liteiny Prospect > Belinskogo Street (2 km / 45 min.)
By car:

Dear spectators, pay attention, parking in front of the circus, in Belinsky Square, are prohibited. Evacuator works and might take your car. Be aware.
Private vehicles can be parked for free: on the Engineering Street, the Fontanka River embankment (odd side), or on the paid side: the embankment of the Fontanka River (even side), Belinsky Street, Mokhovaya Street.

By public transport:

On a fixed-route taxi: "K107", "K289" stop at the corner of the Engineering and Maple streets.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You can take pictures in the circus. In the auditorium you can take pictures without a flash.
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Sale of tickets in real-time mode is carried out on the Circus website. The sale of tickets on the circus site stops on the day of the presentation, 3 hours before the show.
To attend the event the ticket must be printedeasy-to-be-read by the scanning device. In case of copying forms of e-tickets the access to the event will be opened only with the ticket that was presented first.
The spectator can purchase tickets for Circus events in one of the following ways:

• at the Circus ticket offices – you can pay for tickets in cash or by bank card;
• on the official website of the Circus - you can pay by bank card;
• from official distributors.
Refunds and exchanges are subject to tickets purchased only at the ticket office,on the official website of the Circus, in a special department, as well as from official distributors.

Ticket return on the initiative of the Spectator including the tickets return because of the Spectators fault is made no later than 1 (One) day prior to the event. After the specified time tickets are not accepted, money is not refunded.

In cases of replacement, cancellation or postponement of an event the cost of tickets is to be refunded in full. At the same time tickets are accepted in the following terms:

• when replacing an event - from the moment of the official notification about the replacement of the event to the commencement of the replacement event;
• when the event is postponed - from the moment of the official notification about the shift of the event but not later than one day before the beginning of the shifted event;

In case of cancellation of an event - from the moment of the official notification on cancellation of an event but not later than 10 days from the day of the canceled event specified in the ticket.

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