Wintercircus Mahy


Wintercircus Mahy



The New Circus is a former winter circus and hippodrome located in the Belgian city of Gent.


The building was founded in 1894 by order of the Cercle Equestre Gantois, by the plans of architect Emile De Weerdt .

In 1920 it was destroyed by fire, only the facade was preserved.

In 1923 it was the design of architect Jules Pascal Ledoux rebuilt and had room for 3,400 people.

"The Winter" was not only used as a circus as well as revues, variety shows and film screenings. After the last circus ( 1944 ) closed the Nouveau Cirque finally it's doors.

The first version of the building had 41 boxes and four large VIP boxes and is considered as one of the largest remaining in Europe.


Old Circus New Circus

Old interior Old interior

Pictures from Lab-Wan


From 1947 , the space was used by the family garage Mahy, in Belgium also known for its extensive collection of old-timers.

In 1978 , the garage closed, while the family Mahy continued to use the circus for several decades as a garage for his old cars.




The most beautiful part of the Mahy collection can be viewed in the automuseum 'Autoworld Brussels'


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