Cirque du Soleil’s major new show has added more dates to its Royal Albert Hall run next year.
Cirque du Soleil KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities will now run from 13 January to 5 March 2023 at the Royal Albert Hall, extending by nearly a month.
Taking aesthetic inspiration from the Victorian era and 19th century industrial revolution, KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities weaves jaw-dropping acrobatics with artistry and humour. Featuring never seen before acts, KURIOS is a mind-boggling escape from reality, unveiling a festive, steampunk-inspired universe where the unexpected lies at every corner.
The run of KURIOS marks the 26th year that Cirque du Soleil have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, first debuting there in 1996. The hall has installed permanent technology to accommodate Cirque du Soleil’s shows, and this year have strengthened the steelwork beneath the stalls to accommodate even bigger Cirque shows.
In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world—a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination.
KURIOS premiered in Montreal in 2014, and has entertained over 4.5 million spectators in 30 cities worldwide with over 2,000 performances brought to life by its cast of 49 world-class artists.