Kazakh State Circus is the main circus in Kazakhstan. The building was opened in 1972. Many famous Kazakh Soviet circus actors started their career here. The idea of building a new circus was initiated by then First Secretary of Kazakh Communist Party Dinmuhammed Kunaev. There are more than 2000 seats. Despite having their own staff and performances, the circus hosts many guest circuses as well. Despite the so called exotic and fairytale aura of the circuses, we personally disagree with the harsh treatment of animals.