Press Release

Cirque du Soleil announces new dates for its new Big Top show production, Under the Same Sky. Tickets on sale now!

Montreal, Monday, April 20, 2020

Montreal, April 20, 2020 – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cirque du Soleil has taken the decision to reschedule the opening of its new Big Top show production, Under the Same Sky, originally planned to take place on April 23, 2020. The show will premiere under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port, starting April 22, 2021.

The changing situation amidst the coronavirus pandemic across the world and the cancellation of all public events through August 31st announced last week by the Quebec government, have likewise brought the new production of Under the Same Sky to a standstill and suspended the touring schedule temporarily.

"As the world is still greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have no choice but to reschedule the opening of Under the Same Sky to next year. We look forward to presenting the World Premiere in Montreal, as Cirque du Soleil has always done for all Big Top productions in the past’’, says Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

Cirque du Soleil is also happy to announce changes to its tour plan by adding the city of Gatineau, Quebec, at the Place des festivals Zibi, as the second stop of the Under the Same Sky tour.

This 51st original production for Cirque du Soleil and 20th Big Top show will bring a bold new visual approach to the Big Top; high-level acrobatics will be woven within a striking and disruptive imagined universe. Spectators will be touched by uplifting choreography and startling physical theatre, and moved by the vibrant musical score, all infused with the warmth of human interconnection. The show’s visionary approach will wow fans with vibrant color and light, bringing Cirque du Soleil on an exciting whimsical journey.

Ticket Information

Cirque du Soleil’s new show will be presented under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 22, 2021. Current ticket holders will be contacted directly by a Cirque du Soleil representative to receive updated tickets for the same week, same day in 2021.

Tickets can be purchased online at


This new Cirque du Soleil show is presented by Sun Life Global Investments, presenting partner of the Canadian Tour. Cirque du Soleil would also like to thank Air Canada, Mastercard and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, its official partners.

About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment

Group 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. 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

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Amélie Robitaille