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Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ

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Hypnotic Fire Passage

<p>The JOYÀ experience is full of surprises—before the show, guests are treated to a Mayan fire passage where performers reignite an astonishing ancient ritual. </p>
Fire spectacle, outside vidanta theater at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

The Masters

<p>Half-human, the Masters are part of Joyà’s imagination, taking the role of aide in Zelig’s quest for knowledge transfer. </p>
The masters, human looking animals. Cirque du Soleil Joyà

A quest for knowledge with a lovable duo

<p>JOYÀ follows the adventures of a rebellious teenage girl whisked away to a mysterious jungle in her grandfather’s fantastical world. During her extraordinary quest , Joyà will witness her grandfather’s research come to life through his books. </p>
Joyà y Zelig, the main characters of Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Spiritual - Duo Aerial Straps

<p>Two spirits emerge from the swarm of butterflies and help Joyà complete her journey of self-discovery. This duo’s elegance, beauty, and strength are put on display as they soar above the audience.</p>
Spectacle of spiritists masters hanging from a harness at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Epik - The Pirates Invasion

<p>Pirates invade the Naturalium. Joyà must defend against their attacks and protect her grandfather and his invaluable book.</p>
Pirates fighting show in Riviera Maya - Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Botanic - Icarian Games

<p>After their airplane crashes, two parachutists land in the botanical world of the Naturalium. These two quirky characters continue to argue and quarrel through a sequence of spins and saltos in an Icarian Games number. While Joyà looks on, she will have to determine whether or not this battle of wrestlers is for real. </p>
Armchair acrobats, spinning on their own axis, Riviera Maya - Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Aquatik - Hand Balancing on Canes

<p>Joyà travels to an underwater world. As aquatic creatures and jellyfish float around, the Goddess of Water remains balanced on anchored canes.</p>
Contortionist balances her weight on a hand balancing stand - Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Epilogue - Trampo Wall

<p>The trampolinists represent the next generation of masters who will accompany Joyà on her new adventures. This team of daredevils jumps on a trampoline in a celebration of agility and courage.</p>
Trampoline acrobats Riviera Maya - Cirque du Soleil Joyà

A Jewel in the Jungle

<p>As you enter the grounds and wind your way through the lush Mayan jungle, you’re immediately swept away—as if you just stepped into a magnificent cenote. Then you see it at the end of the wooden walkway: the breathtaking Cirque du Soleil theater, a stunning organic structure perched atop a waterfall overlooking the lagoon, like a palm tree leaning forward—a giant flower gently brushing the water.</p>
Vidanta Cirque du Soleil Joyà Theater Cancún Riviera Maya

VIP Cocktail Experience

<p>Before the JOYÀ show unfolds in all its beauty in these intimate surroundings, you will feel the incredible sense of service that emanates from the staff, dedicated to pampering you with their legendary hospitality. And don't underestimate the powers of a welcome cocktail to fire up all your senses.</p>
Vip show and dinner experience with welcome drink at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Premium Seats, Drinks & Appetizers Experience

<p>Prepare for a culinary symphony that transcends Golden tartlets cradle paper-thin beef carpaccio, where earthy mushroom duxelle waltzes with truffle essence. Salmon rolls, wrapped in cucumber ribbons, entice with creamy goat cheese, chipotle, Yucatecan mayo and avocado cream. Watermelon skewers, infused with margarita and white rum, embrace Iberico ham—a sun-kissed delight. Chilled shrimp cocktails reveal silky avocado puree, mango gazpacho, and a surprise crunch of pineapple. For dessert, Yucatecan coconut cream meets a vibrant red fruit mosaic, while creamy cheesecake whispers of passion fruit and coconut. Finally, dark Mexican chocolate ganache dances with raspberry puree—a sweet sonnet in cocoa and berries. Bon appétit! </p>
Drinks and canapés experience with champagne at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Musical Pre-Show

<p>As you sip delicate champagne and get ready to dine on tantalizing dishes, the air goes electric with the festive sounds of rumba, cha-cha-cha, samba, and merengue, performed live by a 3-piece band. Suddenly, you understand why they say music is the language of the soul.</p>
Live music show at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Dinner Experience - First Course

<p>As you would come to expect here in the Cirque du Soleil theater, First Course is way more than meets the eye! This all-out interactive culinary experience is our opening gambit to kick off an exquisite meal that will appeal to all of your five senses. On the menu: Crispy shrimp, crabmeat taco with chaya and our salsas, edible flower salad, quinoa, hummus, and herb crisp. Smoked ceviche with our catch of the day, coconut, habanero, mint and passion fruit.</p>
Vip show and dinner experience with drinks at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Dinner Experience - Main Course

<p>Get ready to experience exquisite world-class cuisine that showcases the finest products and flavors of the Mexican terroir. Tesoro del Pirata will treat you to slow-cooked salmon filet, seaweed salad with vegetables, cauliflower purée, and our chile hollandaise sauce. If you're in the mood for our meat option, we have a beef option that is sure to wow your taste buds! Whether you’re on a family outing, out for a good time with your lover, or want to celebrate an anniversary like no other, you’re in for a truly unforgettable evening!</p>
Vip show and dinner experience with unlimited champagne at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Dinner Experience - Vegetarian Main Course

<p>If you’re more of the vegetarian type, rest assured: we’ve got you covered! How about creamy quinoa, beets and seasonal vegetables, pickled cauliflower and avocado purée to charm your taste buds? There’s also a gluten-free option, and if you’re not into champagne, you can go for a fine red or white wine, or choose from an array of savory liqueurs. We even have a selection of non-alcoholic beverages that will tickle your palate.</p>
Vip show and dinner experience with champagne at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Book of Desserts

<p>Round off your exquisite meal with a mouthwatering array of heavenly desserts presented... inside a book! Surrender to the quartet of culinary delights from cocoa and macadamia nut cake to banana pudding with coconut streusel. Sink your teeth into a fruit tart with hibiscus, and savor the exquisite lemongrass cream!</p>
Show and dinner experience with variety of desserts at Cirque du Soleil Joyà

Practical Info


80 Mins


Mexico : 800-247-7837
US : 1-844-247-7837

What is the story of JOYÀ?

JOYÀ the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico, combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience’s five senses. Drawing on Mexico’s history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste extraordinary dishes and live a magical night exclusively at the Cirque du Soleil Theater at Vidanta Riviera Maya. JOYÀ, a thrilling, whimsical show in which joy, courage and friendship conquer all!

How long is JOYÀ?

JOYÀ is a 80 minutes show plus a one hour dinner and musical prelude. If you buy an experience including dinner, you will get 2 hours and 20 minutes of entertainment.

Where can I see JOYÀ?

JOYÀ is playing in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Please consult the calendar of this page to find out about the dates of performances.

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Is JOYÀ appropriate for children?

Yes, the whole family will love this spectacle for the senses. Children 3 and up do require tickets. That said, please know that the show lasts 80 minutes and has no intermission. The show also features high-decibel music and flashing lights, and therefore is not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Is there a vegetarian menu?

Yes, we have a vegetarian and vegan menu. If you have any allergies, please notify your server at the beginning of your experience. We also offer gluten-free foods.

Are professional photography allowed?

No, only non-flash photography and 30-seconds-or-less videos are allowed.

What happens if I show up late for the performance?

The JOYÀ program starts punctually and at the indicated time. Those who arrive late at the show will be seated when the ushers deem it appropriate to avoid interfering with the show. If you come after your dinner experience starts, we will adjust your meal to the current course of those already seated. Punctuality is essential to enjoy both the experiences and the show to the fullest.

Is there transportation to the theater?

Yes, you can purchase transportation when you purchase your show tickets online. If you´ve already purchased tickets, you can add transportation by calling our reservation center 1-844-2477837 (US & Canada), 800-2477837 (Mexico) or +52-322-1761421.

What if I purchased a VIP ticket but I don’t drink alcohol?

Don’t worry! If you have purchased a VIP ticket that includes champagne or alcoholic beverages, we also have a large selection of non-alcoholic beverages for you to choose from.

Is it allowed to smoke at JOYÀ?

In accordance with Mexican government regulations, there is a strict no-smoking policy at JOYÀ. The show, the theater, and its immediate surroundings are 100% smoke-free, and the use of both tobacco and e-cigarettes is prohibited before, during, and after the show--this includes inside the theater and in its immediate surroundings.