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A Fan Favorite

<p>First premiered in 1994, <i>Alegría</i> has become one of the most beloved Cirque du Soleil shows mesmerizing over 14 million spectators in 255 cities across 40 countries.</p>
Alegria's two clowns during the iconic snowstorm act - Alegría Cirque du Soleil

A Reimagined Icon

<p>In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Alegría has been restaged in a whole new light, ensuring that all its components would be as inspiring for today’s audiences as they were at the time of the original creation.</p>
Two female dancers holding hands while waving to the crowd - Alegría

An Immersive Visual Universe

<p>Enter the royal court of a once-glorious kingdom now in decay inhabited by a collection of larger-than-life characters. Our guide, Mr. Fleur, is the old king’s fool who now clumsily acts as the legitimate heir to the throne. </p>
Old king’s fool crouching on the edge of the stage - Cirque du Soleil Alegría

A Merging Of Sounds & Genres

<p>Brought to life by five musicians and two singers, the iconic score of Alegría has been revisited. New arrangements blend electronic and rock sounds with acoustic and orchestral elements, including brass, strings and accordion sounds, all in sync with the acrobatics. </p>
Four musicians walking while playing brass, string, and accordion - circus Alegría

Flaming Batons Soar Through the Air

<p>A daredevil defies the aristocracy with a thrilling, traditional Samoan dance. He doesn’t simply juggle with fire; he IS fire. He eats, breathes, and touches the flames, while twirling his knives.</p>
Firebreather dancing on the ground holds flaming batons through the air - Cirque du Soleil

A Joyous Magical Feeling

<p>The melody of the iconic “Alegría” theme song comes to a life as a sublime couple soars through a delicate snowfall, at times holding on solely to each other.</p>
Two performers execute an aerial strap act while holding on to each other through delicate falling snow - cirque Alegría

Innovative Circus Artistry

<p>In this never-before-seen discipline, Aristocrats balance and bounce on vaulting poles held horizontally, enabling flyers to execute a stunning aerial ballet above the porters’ heads.</p>
Gymnasts balance on vaulting poles held by porters while flyers perform an aerial ballet - Alegría cirque

A High-Flying Finale

<p>Harmony is back in the kingdom as four trapezes become the aerial playground of daring flyers performing incredible leaps to reach for the arms of mighty catchers suspended by their knees.</p>
An upside down trapezist grabs a flyer during a high-flying finale - Cirque du Soleil Alegría

Meet The Cast & Crew!

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Practical Info

Duration

125 Mins

What is the story of Alegría Cirque du Soleil?

Alegría is a classic Cirque du Soleil show reimagined for a new generation.

How long is Alegria?

Alegria is 100 minutes long with a 25 min intermission.

Where can I see Alegría?

This show tours throughout the world. View the current tour schedule here, and see if Alegría is stopping in your city!

Is Alegría kid friendly?

Alegría is meant to be enjoyed by the whole family. That being said, it does contain loud noises and some dark scenes.

Is Alegría accessible for those with disabilities?

Alegría contains flashing lights and may cause difficulties for people with photosensitive epilepsy. To see if the big top can accommodate those with disabilities, please reach out to our customer support team

Will Alegría merchandise be available?

Yes, Alegría merchandise is available at Cirque du Soleil Online Boutique, or at the gift shop on site.

Can I bring my own food?

Food and drink from outside the site is not permitted within our gates. If you have a unique dietary need, please inform our team.

Does the show include strobe lights?

Alegría contains flashing lights and may cause difficulties for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Is the tent temperature controlled?

Our big top tents are temperature-controlled since we want to make sure our guest are comfortable in our shows.

What are the Box Office service hours?

Our box office opens 90 minutes prior to the starting time of the first show of the day and remains open until half an hour after the starting time of the last show of the day.

What happens if the show is canceled?

If a show is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, prior to the show date, all ticket holders will be contacted to arrange to see another performance. If a cancellation happens during the show, please follow the instructions that will be given by the Cirque du Soleil on-site staff.

Are booster seats available, and can I bring my own seat?

We have a limited number of booster seats available for free, first come first served. You may bring your own booster seat provided that it does not disturb other attendees.

Can I bring a stroller to the Big Top?

You’re welcome to bring a stroller on site, however you are invited to leave the stroller in a secure space outside the big top during the show. Once on site, please speak with one of our staff for more information.

Is there a drop off area in front of the big top?

Yes, it is located close to the site's main entrance.