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Cirque du Soleil CORTEO Coming to Meridian Centre

Posted Nov 27th, 2017 in Festivals and Events, Performing Arts, st. catharines

Cirque du Soleil CORTEO Coming to Meridian Centre

The Niagara Story Place sponsored by Calhoun

Cirque du Soleil will visit St. Catharines for the first time ever starting July 11th, 2018 at the Meridian Centre. Tickets on sale December 8th! 

After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit St. Catharines at the Meridian Centre for a limited run of seven performances, from July 11 to 15, 2018. The tour will also visit Oshawa, Ottawa and Kingston.
cirque du soleil corteo bed dance

This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries.

cirque du soleil corteo floating childCORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.



CORTEO is presented by Sun Life Global Investments

Social media


Twitter: @Cirque #CORTEO

Instagram: @cirquedusoleil #CORTEO

Ticket information

Show Schedule:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -7:30 pm

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Friday, July 13, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 14, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 15, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm

Advance tickets for CORTEO are available now online to Cirque Club members through December 7. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to

Tickets will be available to the public as of December 1 at 10 am on
Regular tickets start at $39 and child tickets at $25. (subject to change).

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