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Entertainment in Minsk

There are lots of interesting things to do in Minsk. There are balett and circus performances of very high standards. In the last few years lots of new cinemas have been opening. There are pleasant amusement parks to visit and lots of other things to do. Below we take a look at some of the entertainments in Minsk.

Balett and opera

Minsk offers good opportunities to watch balet and opera performances of a very high standards. Tickets are cheap and can be bough either at the theatre holding the performance or at one of Minsk’s ticket offices.

Palace of the Republic in the center of Minsk.
Palace of the Republic. Many of the best performances in Minsk are arranged here..

Some Addressess:

Palace of the republic Oktjabyrskaja Plozjad 1, 222-92-20
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ploshad Parizhkoj Kommuni 1. Phone: 334-10-41, Metro: Nemiga.
Belarusian State Philharmonic, Prospekt Nezavisimosti 50. Phone: Tel 282-32-02, Metro: Metro Jakuba Kolasa,
Tsentralnaya Teatralnaya kassa (ticket office), Prospekt Nezavisimosti 13
Teatralnaya kassa (ticket office), Prospekt Nezavisimosti 44

Concert hall in Minsk Ticket office in Minsk.
Left: Concert hall on the main street Nezvisimosti. Right: One of Minsks ticket offices.


Belarusskij Gosudarstvennij Tsirk (Belarusian State Circus)
If bringing kids to Minsk one has to visit the circus. If going without kids one should consider borrowing someone else’s kids as an excuse to visit the circus. Tickets should however be bought in advance.
Address: Prospekt Nezavisimosti 32
Metro: Oktybrskaya/Kupolovskaya
Phone: 227-78-42

Belarusskij Gosudarstvennij Tsirk.
Belarusian State Cirucus.

Amusement parks

There are a few amusements parks in Minsk. The picture below are from the one in the very center of Minsk. Big Wheel, Dodgem cars, riffle shooting, arcade machines and lots of other attractions are all here. Especially the Big Wheel are recomended as it offers a splendid view of the city. If interested in old arcade games a visit to the arcade hall is compulsory as it has some pretty cool arcades from the Soviet time.

Minsk, Juni 2007
Amusement park. Minsk.

Another nice amusent park is located in Park Tjeljuskintsev. This amusement park has attractions like Dodgem cars, Viking ship, 5D-cinema and Roller coaster.

Dreamland is the amusent park the most extreme attractions in Minsk like a decent Roller coaster, Space Loop, Sky Master and Moonwalker but they do also have family attractions and attractions for kids..


The most import thing to point out about Minsk cinemas are that most films will be dubbed into Russian language (with a few exceptions). Cinema theatres in Minsk are usually small and most of them has just one auditorium but there are also some with two or multiple auditoriums. Some of the cinemas shows movies in 3D. To find out what is on the screen one may check the daily paper Komsomolskaya Pravda or through the SMS service of Velcom if one has a Velcom subscription or just check out the www.kino.br.by or www.kinopark.by. Cinema tickets usually are from 8000-30000 BYR (February 2011).

Cinema in Minsk, January 2006
Tsentralnij cinema. Minsk.


Artkinoteatr Rubin Plaza, Pr. Dzerzjinskogo 5. Phone: 226-77-49
Avrora, Ulitsa Prityskogo 23, Metro: Pushkinskaya, Phone: 253-33-60, 253-98-05
Belarus, Romanovskaja Sloboda, Metro: Frunzenskaja, Phone: 209-40-34
Berestje, Prospekt Gazety Pravda 25, Phone: 272-87-91
Dom Kino, Ulitsa Tolbuhina 18, Metro: Park Tjelioskinetsev, Phone: 280-35-26
Druzhba, Tashkentskaja 9, Phone: 240-90-13
Mir, Ulitsa Kozlova 4A, Metro: Ploshsjad Pobedi, Phone: 284-37-71
Moskva, Prospekt Pobeditelej 13, Metro: Nemniga, Phone: 203-14-48
Pobeda, Ulitsa Internatsionaljnaja 20, Metro: Oktjabrjskaja, Phone: 203-77-66
Tsentralnij, Prospekt Nezavisimosti 13, Metro: Plosjshad Lenina, Phone: 200-34-16
Oktyabr, Prospekt Nezavisimosti 73, Metro: Akademija Nauk, Phone: 292-93-25, 292-94-26
Pioner, Ulitsa Engelsa 20, Metro: Oktyaborskaya/Kupolovskaya, Phone: 227-89-45

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Moskva cinema.


There is quite some bowling centers in Minsk. Below are some of the them. The bowling centers differ in size, like Verona having just just three tracks to Titan with ten tracks.

Some of the bowling centers in Minsk:

Madison club Ul. Timirjazeva 9. Phone: 226-77-49
Jamaica Ul. Oljsjevskogo 10. Phone: 204-71-94 Metro: Pusjkinskaja
Zjuravinka, Ul Janki Kupali 25, Phone: 328-69-09
Verona, Ul Gikalo 5, Phone: 331-94-81, 331-94-81
Bowling House, Prospekt Nezavisimosti 117A, Phone: 268-01-90, 268-01-91
Titan, Prospekt Dzerzjinskogo 104, Phone: 376-83-95

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