When it comes to Cirque Du Soleil, thankfully what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. The hottest ticket in the gambling town remains any one of the current Cirque Du Soleil performances (there are up to 7 shows from the famed circus team underway in Vegas), but Australians are soon to be treated to the their newest, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, from October this year.

Premiering under their Big Top on 2 October 2019 in Sydney at Entertainment Quarter, Kurios is a tale in which time appears to come to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible.  In this realm, set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality appears relative as our perception of what is real and what is not becomes transformed.

Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment.  Established in Montreal, the Canadian organisation has brought their special blend of performance and acrobatics to over 190 million people with productions presented in nearly 450 cities in 60 countries.  Cirque du Soleil currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries.

This particular show originally had its world premiere in MontrĂ©al in April 2014, and has enjoyed positive critical reviews. Story wise, set in an ‘alternate yet familiar past’, a cast member, known as a Seeker, discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.  In a larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await - in typical Cirque Du Soleil style.  A collection of otherworldly characters step into his makeshift mechanical world.  When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humour, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.

Michel Laprise, the director of this production, told Australian media reps: “Ever since my first visit to Australia nearly 15 years ago it has been one of my favourite places on earth.  I am thrilled that I can return through the spirit of KURIOS and I hope it will inspire and bring joy to everyone who enters into our special realm of reality under our big top.”

KURIOS is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984.  The newest big top production to tour Australia arrives with a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries including world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians.  

Here are the touring and ticketing details:

Tickets on Sale for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne - Monday 18 March at 9am
Adelaide and Perth - Register for Priority Waitlist from 18 March

Venue:                              Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Date:                                 From Wednesday 2 October 2019
Times:                              Tuesdays to Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 4:30pm & 8:00pm; Sundays 1:30pm & 5:00pm

Venue:                              Northshore Hamilton, Brisbane
Date:                                 From Friday 10 January 2019
Times:                              Tuesdays to Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 4:30pm & 8:00pm; Sundays 1:30pm & 5:00pm

Venue:                              Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Date:                                 From Thursday 12 March 2020
Times:                              Tuesdays to Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 4:30pm & 8:00pm; Sundays 1:30pm & 5:00pm

Waitlist:                           Register for Priority Waitlist from 18 March
Waitlist:                           Register for Priority Waitlist from 18 March

TICKET PRICE             From $80

The ultimate Cirque du Soleil experience with the best seats and access to the intimate VIP suite one hour before the show and at intermission, including  wines,hors d’oeuvres, take-home souvenirs and free parking.


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