Cirque du Soleil 38th Anniversary

We take a short look back at Cirque du Soleil’s history in celebration of our 38-year anniversary. This year, we're celebrating the 38th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil. What began as the pipe dream of a young French-Canadian street performer in the early 80s has since completely revolutionized the live entertainment industry and produced multi-million-dollar productions the likes of which have never been seen. Cirque du Soleil has become a household name and a cultural icon that continues to build on the humble values of our founder; to entertain as many people as we can.

In the 38 years that we’ve been around, we’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented human beings on the planet and shine a light on their extraordinary talents in countries all over the world. From Montreal to Madrid, there isn’t a corner of the globe we haven’t touched, and we have no intention of slowing down. New ideas are constantly coming to life behind the scenes, and the hardest part of our job is waiting for the chance to share what we’re working on with all of you.

Lastly, we wanted to take a look back at some of the milestones we’ve been fortunate enough to achieve over the years. 

Cirque du Soleil made waves in the international scene for the first time in 1987 during our very first tour of the US. Following the success of our debut in the States, we went on to tour Europe for the first time in 1990. In 1993, we debuted our first permanent resident show in Las Vegas in Mystere. At that point, Cirque du Soleil had cemented itself as a world-class entertainment entity and began putting on shows all over Asia, Europe, and South America. Since then, we’ve continued to innovate and grow in scope, having as many as 7 shows playing in Vegas at once, and simultaneously touring around the world.  

On behalf of the entire Cirque du Soleil family, we thank you for allowing us to express ourselves in true artistic form and for the honor of entertaining the greatest fans we could ever ask for.  

Here’s to 38 more years of memory-making moments.

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