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Experience the Magic of Cirque du Soleil

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Come one, come all, and experience the magic of the circus with Cirque du Soleil tickets. From its humble beginnings in the streets of Quebec, Canada, to sold-out performances across the globe, circus enthusiasts will have no shortage of amazing sights and performances to see live. Clear out a day in your schedule so that you and your loved ones can come and experience the magic of Cirque du Soleil shows.

History of Cirque

Cirque du Soleil, French for “Circus of the Sun” or “Sun’s Circus,” began as a small circus troupe in the 1980s in Quebec, Canada. By 1990 the founders, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix, had employed more performers and established their entertainment company and drew in enough profit to create even more productions. Cirque du Soleil’s popularity quickly grew and by the 2000s, the company had expanded to performing 19 shows in more than 300 cities across six continents. 

Lailiberté and Ste-Croix had imagined and brought to life a traveling show experience that reflected the classic circus experience with some differences in being animal-free and focusing on making the performances more striking and dynamic by enhancing the costumes, lighting, and original music used. In 1993, Mystère became the first permanent show. Now, this entertainment company has several permanent and traveling productions that anyone with Cirque du Soleil tickets can enjoy.

Cirque du Soleil Shows

Each of the productions has a unique storyline and themes that are reflected through the live music, explosive performances, and awesome set designs. Some productions focus on bringing elements like fire or water to the stage in unbelievable displays. In Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, the central character, known as the Seeker, searches for a hidden world where larger-than-life dreams come true and are inhabited by other friendly characters capturing the audience’s attention with gravity-defining acrobatics, contortionists, trapeze artists and more. 

The three-time Grammy-winning adventure of The Beatles Love explores the classic rock group’s journey to stardom and celebrates the music of The Beatles. Popular hits like “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “Here Comes the Sun”  inspire a variety of themes for each performing act. Audiences can expect to see daring aerialists, bubbles galore, dancing, and more.

Cirque du Soleil Locations

With multiple residencies, Las Vegas is one of the most popular places to catch a Cirque show. Some of the Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas productions include O at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino or Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. 

Another resident show is Drawn to Life, which can be seen at Disney Springs in Florida. Depending on the location and format of the show, Cirque Du Soleil tours are often held under classic big-top tents. Others are held in stadiums and arenas. 

Family-Friendly Shows

Most of Cirque du Soleil’s shows, like Mystère or Kooza, appeal to audiences of all ages, so do not hesitate in bringing the entire family or younger circus enthusiasts to enjoy the circus experience. To enhance the circus experience, some shows like JOYÀ  incorporate the culinary arts into their performances. Other productions such as Mad Apple will only allow audience members that are above the age of 16 to attend, due to some mature themes and adult language.  More information on any age restrictions can be found on Cirque du Soleil’s website.

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