The mesmerising world of Cirque du Soleil is set to amaze audiences once again with a highly anticipated set of shows this spring. We discuss everything you need to know about Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría UK tour and how you can be right in the heart of the action.

First premiered in 1994, Alegría has become one of the most beloved shows in the entire history of Cirque du Soleil.

Until the end of its 19-year world tour in 2013, Alegría had wowed over 14 million fans worldwide, performing in 255 cities across 40 countries globally.

With its awe-inspiring performances, intricate acrobatics, and unique storytelling, Cirque du Soleil's production of Alegría promises to take fans on a magical journey like never before.

Since 1998, Cirque du Soleil has brought their Alegría show to London five times, establishing the city as the most frequently visited destination for the performance worldwide. The show has graced the Royal Albert Hall for four residencies, further solidifying London's connection to this extraordinary production.

In this blog post, we'll guide you through everything you need to know to make the most of your experience. From finding the perfect seats to gaining insider tips on their awe-inspiring shows, we've got you covered.

What is the story behind Cirque du Soleil Alegría?

Cirque du Soleil is renowned for pushing the boundaries of human capability, and Alegría is no exception.  

Alegría, a timeless classic reimagined for contemporary audiences, delves into the narrative of a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of its monarch. It explores the dynamics of power struggles between traditional authority and the aspirations of the younger generation.

The show’s main theme is joy, embodied in its title, 'Alegría,' which translates to 'joy' in Spanish.

The soundtrack of Alegría is also a standout feature, with its unforgettable songs and lyrics that embrace a range of emotions and add depth to the storytelling.

The signature song, ‘Alegría’, with its mix of Italian, English, and Spanish lyrics, has become a famous part of the show and is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Where and when is Cirque du Soleil performing in 2024?

Cirque du Soleil will bring Alegría to the following venues in 2024:

How often does Cirque du Soleil come to the UK?

Cirque du Soleil tours in the UK are not held on a consistent or regular basis. The frequency of their visits can vary depending on their touring schedule and the demand for their shows.

However, Cirque du Soleil has brought their productions to the UK multiple times in the past, and their shows are always highly anticipated and well-received by audiences.

How to watch Cirque du Soleil live?

With VIP tickets and packages, you're guaranteed to witness the show from prime location seats, with unbeatable stage views that will leave you feeling like royalty.

Additionally, you’ll enjoy luxury inclusions such as:

  • The best seats in the house
  • Fast-tracked entrance and exit for seamless access
  • VIP lounge access to escape the crowds
  • Access to a VIP bar to quench your thirst
  • Delicious food options to keep you satisfied

*Please note that the benefits listed above are dependent on your chosen venue and package.

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How to secure your seat at Cirque du Soleil’s AO Arena show dates in 2024

Prepare for a night to remember as Cirque du Soleil takes the stage in Manchester. We are excited to announce that The Mezz, AO Arena's newly opened hospitality level, is now available to even more enhance your Cirque du Soleil experience.

The Mezz Bar offers panoramic views of the stage and access to premium seats. Immerse yourself in an unrivalled show experience, indulging in delicious food and premium drink options. Skilled mixologists will craft your perfect drink, and you'll have direct access to the bowl throughout the evening.

Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. Book your spot now with Seat Unique to elevate your Cirque du Soleil Alegía experience at AO Arena's incredible Mezz Bar.