Known for 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 has 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 production, all of which have their own “flavor” or theme.
The best news? You really can’t go wrong. While “O” at Bellagio is the premier option, in my opinion, they’re all built to impress.
For each show, I’ll be sure to link out to a couple of ticket sellers so that you can easily compare pricing for each.
Cirque Shows On The Strip
Mystere at TI
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 (I still don’t get the adult baby or giant snail), 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 (starting in the $70s).
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.
Tickets to this “psychedelic journey through the band’s iconic song catalog” start in the mid-$60s.
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 (starting in the $140 range), O is generally recognized as being the best Cirque du Soleil show in town.
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 it.
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.
KA at MGM Grand
My wife and I saw KA recently and particularly enjoyed the stage effects (the star of the show) and “Wheel of Death” (pictured below) which overshadowed the storyline of two royal twins that are separated and forced to fight to be reunited.
Tickets start in the $60s and I can’t recommend this one enough – You’ll be blown away.
Mad Apple at New York New York
Billed as a “Non-stop New York thrill ride”, Mad Apple is a variety show from Cirque that bucks the notion of what a Cirque show should be.
While acrobatics are omnipresent, there are also comics, music, and magic acts mixed into the production.
Tickets start at around $70 and can be priced out with:
Again, it’s difficult to go wrong when selecting a Cirque du Soleil show while in Las Vegas – Find one that matches your musical preference or style, snag a ticket, and enjoy!
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