Press Release

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with Cirque du Soleil AXEL

Montreal, Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cirque du Soleil AXEL
A New Experience
Fusing World-Class Ice Skating with Breathtaking Acrobatics

Exclusive pre-sale for Cirque Club members starts today
General public on sale is Friday May 31, 2019

Montreal, Quebec, May 22, 2019 – Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return on ice with a new creation that will spin you into the vibrant world of Cirque du Soleil AXEL. This unique experience will showcase world-class acrobatic skating performances set in fantastical universes combining full-spectrum visual effects and awesome live music that seamlessly integrates popular songs with new original scores.

“The success of our first creation on ice has reinforced our ambition to further explore the extensive creative possibilities of a frozen playground,” says Daniel Fortin, Vice President Creation. “With Cirque du Soleil AXEL, we will offer a truly electrifying experience to all audiences, pushing the boundaries of creativity with the unique approach that has forged the reputation of Cirque du Soleil.”

The show tells the story of Axel, a young man whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us all that our dreams are within reach. Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization.

Created to tour in arenas around the world, Cirque du Soleil AXEL will hit the ice for the first time in Cornwall, Ontario, on October 4, 2019, before taking to the road to stop in several cities in the United States. This new on-ice experience will be presented in Quebec City and Montreal later this year.

Tickets Information
Starting today, 11:00 am ET, Cirque Club members can purchase tickets via an exclusive online pre-sale at General on-sale will start May 31. To sign up for Cirque Club and receive access to this exclusive offer, click here.


Cornwall, ON
Syracuse, NY
Huntsville, AL
Pensacola, FL
Tampa, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Roanoke, VA
Worcester, MA

More tour dates to come.
Exclusive pre-sale for Cirque Club members for Montreal and Quebec starts June 17, 2019.


Cirque du Soleil AXEL is presented by Sun Life Global Investments, Presenting Partner of the Canadian tour. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group would also like to thank Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Mastercard, Simons and Van Houtte, our Official Partners.

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About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Cirque du Soleil AXEL is the 48th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its second on-ice experience.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. It currently has 4,500 employees from nearly 70 countries. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit

Media contact:

Geneviève Laurendeau
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
514-723-7646 x 6411