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Cirque du Soleil Shows in Las Vegas – Ranked

Among the most popular shows in Las Vegas are produced by the folks at Cirque du Soleil. Known for their high-flying acrobatics, unique storylines, astounding special effects, and other awe-inspiring elements, Cirque du Soleil Shows in Las Vegas are a feast for the eyes.

Cirque du Soleil was formed in the 1980s by a group of talented street performers, and have now grown to dominate stages up and down the Las Vegas Strip, and around the world.

For first-time visitors to Las Vegas looking for a show, it would be difficult to go wrong with a Cirque du Soleil production. Below, I’ll lay out your options when it comes to Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas.

As of my most recent update, nearly every Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas is tied atop the rankings with a 4.5/5 star score on TripAdvisor.

Yea, they’re all that good.

For each Cirque du Soleil show, I’ll be sure to link out to a few ticket sellers so that you can easily compare pricing for each.

Cirque du Soleil Shows In Vegas

Mystere at TI

After over 5,475 reviews, Mystere has earned a 4.5/5 star rating on TripAdvisor. Holding a spot close to my heart, Mystere was the first Cirque show I ever experienced, and it didn’t disappoint.

Typical of Cirque productions, the storyline is somewhat difficult to follow, but that doesn’t matter as the acrobatics and visuals are spectacular.

As an added bonus, tickets to Mystere tend to be on the cheaper end of the Cirque spectrum.

Acrobatic performers flying through the air in Mystere

The Beatles LOVE at Mirage

With sets that are choreographed to hit songs like “Here Comes the Sun”, “Help!”, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, and “All You Need Is Love”, fans of the Beatles are sure to be enamored with LOVE.

Described as a “psychedelic journey through the band’s iconic song catalog”, The Beatles LOVE has earned 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 18,350+ reviews.

Dancers perform to Sgt. Pepper on stage
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

O at Bellagio

The name O is used due to the letter’s audible resemblance to the French word “Eau” meaning water, which you’ll realize is the focal point of the show.

O at Bellagio takes the typical acrobatic wonders displayed by Cirque and incorporates a 25-foot deep pool filled with 1.5 million gallons of water. While not the cheapest Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas, O is generally recognized as being among the best earning 4.5/5 stars after 11,775+ reviews.

Pool with a ship hovering over it at O

Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay

Fans of the “King of Pop” will enjoy this Cirque show set to a collection of his music.

While the physical feats, acrobatics, and flying performers are sure to amaze, guests will also enjoy the focus on sound quality as each seat has 3 audio speakers built into them. In addition to an abundance of speakers, the theater is equipped with over 550 lighting features, 26 projectors, and a 40-foot wide LED screen.

Attendee reviews are strong, with the show earning 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 7,900+ reviews.

Performers dance to Smooth Criminal
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

KA at MGM Grand

Although found near the bottom of my physical list, KA is tied as a top option with the other Vegas Cirque shows listed above it, earning an impressive 4.5/5 star score on TripAdvisor after 8,475+ reviews.

Personally, this was one of the more enjoyable productions I’ve seen in Vegas thanks to the amazing stage effects and “Wheel of Death” (pictured below) among other impressive acrobatic elements.

Highly recommended. You’ll be blown away.

Performers performing acrobatic feats in KA
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Mad Apple at New York New York

Billed as a “Non-stop New York thrill ride”, Mad Apple is a new production from Cirque du Soleil that calls the old Zumanity theater home.

The show, unlike others under the Cirque banner, will combine comedy, music, magic, and acrobatic acts in the production.

Mad Apple opened in early 2022 and has already earned 3.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 175+ reviews.

While I have not seen Mad Apple, I’ve anecdotally seen a lot of positive commentary on social media since it opened.

Tickets start at around $70 and can be priced out with:

A performer does a flip as others stand around watching.
Credit – Denise Truscello/MGM REsorts

Although I used customer rankings to identify the “Best Cirque due Soleil Show in Vegas”, it’s sincerely difficult to go wrong as they all bring the “wow factor” that you’d expect at the price point.

Whether you’re visiting with friends for a bachelorette party, convention, or looking for a date night activity, a Cirque show is a guaranteed winner.

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