Since it was founded in Canada in 1984, Cirque du Soleil – Circus of the Sun when translated into English – has been wowing visitors from all over the world.
If you want to attend a performance of this death-defying, acrobatic tour de force in the UK, here’s a quick guide to how and where can do so:
Cirque de Soleil is currently touring the UK with its insect-based OVO show, which premiered in 2009.
The show visits various UK arenas between August and October, including Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast.
Here’s a full list of the UK arenas staging Cirque de Soleil events in 2018:
Liverpool – Echo Arena
Sheffield – FlyDSA Arena
Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Leeds – first direct arena
Manchester – Manchester Arena
Birmingham – Arena Birmingham
Belfast – The SSE Arena
How to get tickets to see Cirque de Soleil
Cirque de Soleil tickets can be obtained directly from the official Cirque de Soleil website. You’ll simply need to sign up to Ticketmaster – the event’s official ticket retailer – and purchase tickets for the date you desire. Tickets can also be bought from LiveNation (or other third party resale sites) or directly from the official websites of the arenas listed above.
Matinee events are available for those with young children or who may prefer daytime shows for a number of reasons.
Future tour dates
If you’re unable to attend any Cirque de Soleil events this year, fear not: TOTEM, the story of the evolution of man, is showing at the Royal Albert Hall in London in January and February 2019. Regular, Premiere and VIP Dining package tickets are available to purchase now!
With so many Cirque de Soleil events for you to look forward to, this is one thing you can look forward to ticking off your bucket list!