Based in Montreal, Cirque du Soleil is a world-famous circus entertainment company that performs under the big top at the Old Port of Montreal.
Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil
Each year Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil circus company puts on unique and intricate acrobatic performances. Shows are performed all over the world including in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Guests can expect to be entertained by the music, dance, acrobatic shows and more.
The next Cirque du Soleil show in Montreal is Kooza, which runs from May 12th until August 14th in 2022.
Cirque du Soleil shows usually last around 2 to 2.5 hours. The show also includes a 20 to 30 minute intermission in the middle.
Cirque du Soleil has a permanent location in Montreal, its hometown. The circus performs under the Grand Chapiteau at the Old Port of Montreal. It can be found at the Quai Jacques-Cartier.
The Grand Chapiteau is a big-top-style circus tent. Peaks in the tent are supported by beams which creates a castle-like effect from the outside. All chairs under the big top are padded and have views of the stage.
The colour of the Grand Chapiteau changes based on which show is being performed. In the past, the tent has either been white and blue, white and yellow or blue and yellow.
What to Expect at Kooza
Kooza is a traditional circus show that combines classic acrobatic acts with clowns and other exciting characters. The show’s story follows a lonely person who finds a special box that changes their life. As with most other Cirque du Soleil shows, Kooza is family-friendly and entertaining for all ages. The show lasts for 2 hours and 10 minutes in total, including a 30-minute intermission.
Admission and Hours
Admission to Cirque du Soleil is based on demand. Tickets at premium times cost more than tickets at off-peak times. For example, a ticket to a Saturday show would cost more than a Thursday mid-day show.
Depending on the day and time, tickets for Kooza in 2022 start at $56 or $65. VIP seats cost upwards of $300 at premium times. Family packs are also available at discounted rates.
For more details visit the official Cirque du Soleil website.
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