Cirque du Soleil to return to London with 'Alegría' at the Royal Albert Hall

The Canadian contemporary circus company revives their longest running show with a 62-strong cast that includes clowns, aerialists, musicians, and more.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

Cirque du Soleil will return to London with a revival of Alegría in 2024 at the Royal Albert Hall.

The internationally acclaimed production will run from 11 January to 11 February 2024 to celebrate its 30th anniversary and to mark the European premiere for the revival.

"It is only right that the Royal Albert Hall gets the European Premiere of the revival of Alegría for a new generation to fall in love with its magic in a venue that has greatly contributed to its success." Mike Newquist, President of the Cirque de Soleil Entertainment Group, said in a statement.

First premiering in 1994, Alegría performed to over 14 million people in 40 countries until the end of its 19-year world tour in 2013. The original production had five successful runs in London, including at the Royal Albert Hall four times, making the capital the city Alegria has visited most in the world.

Meaning 'joy' in Spanish, Alegría is an immersive experience that creates an alternate world for the audience through acrobatics, music, and visual poetry. It follows a kingdom in turmoil after losing its king, and the journey to find a new one.

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Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil (Photo courtesy of production)

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