Get us in your inbox


Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

  • Things to do, Ice skating
  • John Cain Arena, Melbourne
Two performers hang by a rope in Cirque du Soleil, Crystal
Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

For the first time, Cirque du Soleil takes to the ice in the Australian debut of Crystal

If you've ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show, you've probably been ushered into a bigtop or an arena to watch the ultra-limber Montreal-based acrobats perform gravity-defying and breathtaking acts of magic. The circus company has been touring and delighting for years, and now, it's taking to the ice.

For the first time in the company's history – and a first for Australian audiences – Cirque du Soleil: Crystal will head Down Under and onto the frosty stage. Kicking off in NZ on June 16 before heading over to Brissie on July 21, the death-defying show will hit Melbourne's John Cain Arena from August 17-20, 2023.

The story follows the show's namesake, Crystal, as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery through the age-old medium of bendy dance. The show, which has toured other parts of the world, features remastered pop songs, including Beyoncé's 'Halo', U2's 'Beautiful Day', Nina Simone's 'Sinnerman' and Sia's 'Chandelier', yet another first for the company.

The sub-zero show has toured 115 cities worldwide to an audience of more than 1.8 million dazzled onlookers, and now we finally get a taste.

Head to the show's website here to get more information and to book your tickets. Don't forget a jacket.

Want more magical theatre in your life? Don't forget to check out the best theatre in Melbourne this month.

By Time Out in association with Cirque du Soleil


John Cain Arena
Olympic Blvd
Nearby stations: Flinders Street; Richmond; Jolimont
From $76.40

Dates and times

You may also like
You may also like

The best things in life are free.

Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

Loading animation
Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!