Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago

The Cirque du Soleil will return to Chicago in 2019. But its tent will be pitched not outside the United Center, as has been the case for years, but in the south parking lot of Soldier Field.

The 2019 touring show will be “Volta,” a Cirque extravaganza themed around both our growing isolation and so-called extreme sports. “Volta,” which is helmed by Bastien Alexandre and Jean Guibert, premiered last year in Cirque’s home base of Montreal and currently can be seen in San Francisco.

The planned Chicago dates are May 18 to July 6, 2019, although tickets initially are on sale only through June 23. The official opening night in Chicago is May 21.

The new site — the address is 1410 Museum Campus Drive — is likely to prove advantageous for Cirque, not least because its tent will be visible from Lake Shore Drive.

Tickets go on sale to the public Nov. 26 at 877-924-7783 and



November 19, 2018

Chris Jones

Chicago Tribune



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