Cirque du Soleil returns to London in 2024 with ‘Alegria: In a New Light’

If you’re looking for a post-Christmas treat for all the family, we’ve got just the ticket!

Cirque du Soleil will be returning to London at the start of 2024, celebrating the 30th anniversary of its internationally acclaimed hit, Alegría.

The performances will mark the European Premiere of the show’s revival, a creative reinterpretation of the iconic 1994 touring show.

Watch the epic trailer here:

“We are thrilled to be bringing back a true Cirque du Soleil classic to the Royal Albert Hall and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Alegría in London where the show is a firm favourite with UK audiences,” commented the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group’s president, Mike Newquist.

“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.”

When are the dates?

Alegría: In A New Light will be playing at the Royal Albert Hall in London from Thursday 11 January to Sunday 11 February 2024.

Tickets are on sale now via the official Royal Albert Hall website here!

Featuring an international cast of 62 acrobats, clowns, musicians, and singers, we’re told that the show will “whisk audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance.”

The official synopsis reads: “At the heart of a once-glorious kingdom that has lost its king, Alegría: In a New Light witnesses the power struggle at play between the old order and the youth in strive for hope and renewal.

“As the court jester clumsily tries to take the throne, a growing desire for change emerges from the street to defy the status-quo and bring joy to the world.”

Alegría has become one of the most beloved Cirque du Soleil shows since it premiered in 1994, mesmerising over 14 million people in 255 cities across 40 countries until its 19-year world tour ended in 2013.

Before Alegría: In A New Light lands in the New Year, there are lots of other exciting events to look forward to at the Royal Albert Hall this festive season!

December kicks off with Home Alone in Concert, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, followed by Elf in Concert the following weekend.

The ever-popular Carols at the Royal Albert Hall then returns from 16-24 December.

Take a look at the venue’s full upcoming line-up here.

Tickets for Alegría: In A New Light are available on the Royal Albert Hall website.