Cirque du Soleil will return to London next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its internationally acclaimed classic, ALEGRÍA, running at the iconic Royal Albert Hall from 11 January to 11 February 2024.
This limited series of performances will mark the European Premiere of the revival production of ALEGRÍA, a creative reinterpretation of the 1994 touring show in a whole new light.
ALEGRÍA is an all-time classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. An uplifting immersive experience, ALEGRÍA whisks audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance.
At the heart of a once-glorious kingdom that has lost its king, ALEGRÍA witnesses the power struggle at play between the old order and the youth in strive for hope and renewal. As the court jester clumsily tries to take the throne, a growing desire for change emerges from the street to defy the status-quo and bring joy to the world.
With its unforgettable soundtrack, exciting acrobatics, surreal costume designs, vibrant sets, and playful humour, ALEGRÍA touches the soul and lives up to its global reputation of quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacle.
Pre-sale tickets are available via Cirque Club now, with tickets going on sale to the general public at 10 am on Friday 14 July 2023.
First premiered in 1994, ALEGRÍA has become one of the most beloved Cirque du Soleil shows by mesmerising over 14 million spectators in 255 cities across 40 countries until the end of its 19-year world tour in 2013.
The original production performed five successful engagements in London from 1998, including four residencies at the Royal Albert Hall, making London the city ALEGRÍA has visited the most in the world. In 2019, ALEGRÍA was revived and creatively reinterpreted in a new light, ensuring that all its components – stage direction, music, acrobatics, sets, costumes, lighting & makeup designs – would be as inspiring for today’s audiences as they were at the time of the original creation.
Re-energised by an international cast of 62 acrobats, clowns, musicians, and singers, ALEGRÍA remains timeless and imbued with a joyous magical feeling.