Cirque du Soleil's big top is returning to the south of Gran Canaria!

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 08-04-2024
  • Gran Canaria
  • Photo Credit: Cirque Du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil's big top is returning to the south of Gran Canaria!

Hold onto your seats Gran Canaria the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil is making its grand return to the island! Final touches are being made with the Cabildo to bring back the iconic big top to the south of the island, right in the same spot as last time, facing the ExpoMeloneras exhibition centre.

Cirque du Soleil wowed audiences during its last stint on Gran Canaria in 2019 with Totem, a mesmerizing ode to the origins and evolution of humanity. They captivated crowds with resounding success and the local authorities hailed it as a premier cultural and leisure attraction, enhancing the island's appeal as a tourist destination.

But wait, there's more! Despite the setback of 2020's plans due to the pandemic, Cirque du Soleil is ready to make up for lost time. Their show Luzia, a fusion of light and rain—the very elements that inspire its creation—was scheduled for Gran Canaria from July 7th to August 23rd, but fate had other plans.

After a brief hiatus, the Gran Canaria-Cirque du Soleil partnership is back on track. Last year, Cirque du Soleil brought the enchantment of Ovo, inspired by the world of insects, to the Gran Canaria Arena from August 12th to 20th. The bond between Gran Canaria and Cirque du Soleil has only grown stronger, with local authorities, led by the Gran Canaria Cabildo, eager to see the return of the iconic big top.

With details nearly finalised, Cirque du Soleil will grace the south of the island once again for a six-month run from October 2024 to April 2025, which promises to elevate the cultural landscape for both tourists and residents alike.

While the details of the upcoming spectacle remain under wraps, one thing's for sure: it will be a European premiere! Additionally, the big top will be slightly downsized. "Having an internationally renowned company like Cirque du Soleil once again choose Gran Canaria for a new show is a tremendous boost in promoting the island worldwide," exclaimed officials from the Cabildo.

Tickets are set to go on sale in May, so get ready to be dazzled!

Cirque du Soleil's big top is returning to the south of Gran Canaria!