Berlin will be the site of the first Cirque du Soleil European resident show, as Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Live Nation Entertainment announced. In the winter of 2020, the brand new and exclusive production will premiere at Theater am Potsdamer Platz, where it aims to thrill audiences from the German capital and the metropolitan area along with German and international tourists long term. About 400,000 people per year will be able to witness unique performances, specifically conceived for the Theater am Potsdamer Platz.
This original creation of Cirque du Soleil for the city of Berlin is produced in the German capital, where all the creative forces will come together to design an innovative show. This creation is inspired by Berlin itself and its cultural history while keeping the essence of Cirque du Soleil front and center.
The entirely new show at Theater am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin’s largest and most advanced theater, is a co-production between Cirque du Soleil, which is responsible for the artistic content, and Live Nation, the world´s leading live entertainment company. Live Nation is also the new operator of Theater am Potsdamer Platz. Tickets will go on sale end of November 2019.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group President and CEO, Daniel Lamarre, says “For Cirque du Soleil, this is a beautiful way of celebrating a 25-year relationship with the city. This new and exciting production is most certainly the best way to highlight the privileged bond we have with Berlin.”
Marek Lieberberg, CEO of Live Nation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has been instrumental in bringing this project to life. “We are excited about this world premiere as we all share the same fantastic vision of inspiring audiences with outstanding events. That’s exactly what the new original Cirque du Soleil show at Theater am Potsdamer Platz will achieve. My special gratitude to our partners from Cirque du Soleil for the trust they have placed in us.”