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Experience the SPIRIT of the Scottish Highlands

To celebrate 200 years of whisky craftsmanship, we’ve created a unique experience, right on The Macallan Estate!

Cirque du Soleil SPIRIT is beckoning you to the gleaming Highlands of Scotland.

Connect With Nature in the Whimsical World of Cirque du Soleil SPIRIT

Nature is truly at the heart of this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Cirque du Soleil often turns to the natural world that surrounds us for new ideas. The Highlands, the River Spey, and The Macallan Estate served as the main inspiration for this incredible story.

The universe of Cirque du Soleil SPIRIT is directly connected to the sublime landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. The show seeks to create a visceral experience of nature that instills a sense of wonder, reverence, and the critical need to protect our natural landscapes.


A Story You’ll Need to Uncover Yourself

Alongside Ayla, this story’s protagonist, you will journey through the world of SPIRIT, beginning with the search for the perfect shade of red, leading to the discovery of nature's beauty, and ultimately inspiring you to become a protector of the natural world.

Taking guests on a tactile journey through sight, sound, touch, smell and taste, they’ll make their way around the premises while acrobats and artists perform right before their eyes. Starting inside of Ayla’s laboratory, where guests can play around with color and observe the details pertaining to her research. Visitors will then be encouraged to taste The Macallan spirit before passing through the faerie ring and take their seat for the bulk of the performance, set in the fantastical Highlands where everything could happen.

In this new area of the experience, Davonna, guiding Ayla in her discovery of nature, awakens the Highlands. This Scottish celebration, accompanied by live music, brings the main character of this adventure of epic proportions closer to their goal of finding the perfect shade of red.

An Experience Like No Other on The Macallan Estate

Taking guests on a journey through sight, sound, touch, smell and taste, the attendees are encouraged to roam around the rooms, get up close and personal with the characters, and look out for all the details hidden throughout the experience. This is a big part of the experience, you can go up to the characters, interact with them, give them something – or even better, tell them a secret of yours.

Susan Gaudreau (Show Director), Marie-Hélène Delage (Director of Creation) alongside their large team of passionate creatives and dedicated experts took on the project with glee. Such an opportunity was a challenge fit for them and, lo and behold, their hard work amounted to a true success.

200 Years of Whisky Craftsmanship to Celebrate

The Macallan is renowned worldwide for its extraordinary single-malt whiskies. Two centuries have passed since Alexander Reid, founder of The Macallan, distilled the first batch of whisky in his curiously small stills in Speyside, Scotland, in 1824, beginning the extraordinary legacy of the single malt Scotch whisky.

When The Macallan reached out to invite us to celebrate their 200th anniversary with them, they were looking for an opportunity to share a message connected to the future (and by extent their own)—the next 200 years. A message about nature and the importance of protecting it. We took it upon ourselves to marry the artistry of both of our worlds. Firstly, with an unforgettable sensory experience at The Macallan Estate – the brand home in Speyside, Scotland. Secondly, with a limited-edition bottle of whisky, created in collaboration between Cirque and Macallan. Keep your eyes peeled for the reveal of this exciting pairing!

Plan Your Visit

From May 9th to 31st, each performance held at The Macallan Estate will transport guests into the theatrical universe of the Scottish Highlands for an experience that includes hair suspension, aerial silk, contortion, cyr wheel, tight wire, hoop diving, bagpipes, and flamenco dancing.

Taking guests on a journey through sight, sound, touch, smell and taste, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the tale of how reconnecting with nature gives life a force to protect the natural world, while being immersed in nature at the heart of The Macallan Estate.

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