The builders have completed the first phase of the conservation and restoration work on the Circus. Sandu and Mazeiks will visit it

The European Union invested more than 2.2 million euros through the “Confidence Building Measures” program implemented by UNDP, completing the first stage of the conservation and restoration works of the State Circus in Chisinau. A press conference will be on Thursday, 23 May 2024.

President Maia Sandu, EU Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova Janis Mazeiks, and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Moldova Daniela Gasparikova will participate.

Also present will be PAS MP Liliana Onofrei-Nicolaescu, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture, Education, Research, Youth, Sport, and Media, Andrei Chistol, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Culture, and Andrei Locoman, Director General of the Concert and Performance Organisation “Moldova-Concert.”


The authorities included the Circus building in Chisinau in the Register of State Protected Monuments in 2022 because of its architectural value.

The European Union, through the “Confidence Building Measures” program implemented by UNDP, allocated over 1,800,000 euros, which covered the costs for detailed technical expertise, design, and repair/conservation works in the first stage. It will prevent the Circus building from deteriorating due to external factors.

The estimated cost for the conservation works completion of the whole complex is more than €11,000,000. It will be realized through the national budget or additional funding from development partners.

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