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Watch the dazzling Cirque du Soleil in Riyadh

The family-friendly new show runs from 12 October to 3 December.

Roll up, roll up. The world-famous Cirque du Soleil is swinging into Saudi Arabia. This is your chance to catch the circus troupe’s new fun-filled show OVO, as it makes its way to Riyadh. 

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO runs from 12 October until 3 December, and promises to be a family-friendly show. The Canadian entertainment company is famous for its spectacular shows, which include dazzling costumes, elaborate sets and death-defying stunts. 

OVO tells the story of insects – Cirque-style – as it brings to life ants, spiders, crickets and dragons through music and dance. Ovo itself means egg in Portuguese and reflects the show’s eco-system narrative – flying dragons, anyone? 

This is not the first time that Cirque du Soleil has come to Saudi Arabia. After the group signed a deal with Saudi’s Ministry of Culture, it has performed many times in the kingdom. Previous shows include Fuzion at Jeddah Season and Messi 10 at Riyadh Season, which was a tribute to the Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. 

Cirque du Soleil started life in 1984 by the street performers Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix. Over the years, the company has produced Las Vegas shows including The Beatles Love and Michael Jackson: One. Plus, Cirque du Soleil has won multiple accolades, from seven Primetime Emmy Awards to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cirque du Soleil in Riyadh

If you want to catch Cirque du Soleil in Riyadh, tickets are available now. The 100-minute show is running at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, and there are different ticket packages to suit your needs. 

Tickets include bronze from SAR 50, silver from SAR 115, gold from SAR 190 and platinum from SAR 275. OVO starts from 8pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and at 4pm and 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

Go on, join the circus.  

GO: Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo for more information. 

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