Photos and video: The grand opening of the Rigas Cirks arena


Rigas Cirks arena is open for the shows and other events!

From March 21 to April 1 2024, Rigas Cirks hosted an ambitious opening program that included guest performances, as well as various events for international circus professionals –Baltic showcases and pitches, the Baltic-Nordic Circus (BNCN) Network meeting, an architecture conference “New-Born Circuses” and more.

Enjoy some photo and video moments from the Opening week that will be followed by other Rigas Cirks opening events all year long!

Rīgas Cirks is located in Riga, Latvia. It is one of the oldest purpose-built circus buildings in Europe. Built in 1888, it reopened its doors on November 30, 2022, after the reconstruction of the historical dome and arena.

March 21: The Grand Opening un and the Grand Afterparty

Video: Uvis Leskavnieks


Photos: Vladimirs Svetlovs and Mr. Boga

March 21: The Opening show: “La Band à Tyrex” by La Band à Tyrex (France)

Photos: Vladimirs Svetlovs

March 20– 22: International events (BNCN Network meeting, Baltic pitches etc.)


Photos: Vladimirs Svetlovs

March 22: International Architeture conference “New-Born Circuses”

Photos: Kristīne Madjare and Aija Melbārde

March 23: “Boarding Pass Plus” Project members from Italy perform at Āgenskalns market

Photos: Kristīne Madjare

Historical circus poster’ exhibition “Metamorphosis of Fun”

Foto: Karīna Miezāja (“Latvijas Mediji”)

April 1: “Humans 2.0” bu Circa (Australia)