Cirque du Soleil Corteo Is Coming To Halifax: A Quick Guide

Cirque du Soleil Halifax

Cirque du Soleil is one of the most anticipated shows coming to Halifax this summer, promising six performances of its captivating Corteo production over four days. The event marks the first time that the celebrated entertainment group will perform within the Scotiabank Centre, blending powerful acrobatics with modern effects for one of the most enchanting shows of the year.

The Halifax event is one of only two stops along the Canadian leg of the production’s 2024 tour. So if you haven’t been able to catch a performance yet, you definitely want to check out the show in Halifax before it heads off to Europe. 

Whether you live in the area or are coming from out of town, here are a few things you should know about the event before buying your tickets. And if you are coming from out of town, don’t forget to check out Cameo Suites when looking for a place to stay in the city.

What is Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo About?

The story of Corteo follows the clown Mauro as he envisions his own funeral. Instead of an atmosphere of mourning, his burial takes place amidst a grand procession with a carnival-like atmosphere that is even attended by angels. Blending the contrasting themes of joy and tragedy, the show brings the audience along on its celebration of life through grand performances that combine the passion of the actor with the power and grace of the acrobat performers.

The play itself was written and directed by Daniele Finzy Pasca and was first performed in Montreal in 2005. The story is written in two acts, with a total of a two-hour run time, including a 20-minute intermission. Since its conception, Corteo has featured 3,500 performances in over 20 countries and has dazzled over 10 million people with grand stunts and enthralling music.

Cirque du Soleil Corteo’s Halifax Performance Schedule

Halifax is one of only two stops in Canada along Corteo’s 2024 tour. It’s scheduled for six different performances over four days, with shows occurring daily between June 6 and June 9. Here is a full schedule for Cirque du Soleil’s Halifax Corteo performances;

Thurs. June 6, 2024 – 7:00 pm

Fri. June 7, 2024 – 7:00 pm

Sat. June 8, 2024 – 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sun. June 9, 2024 – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Following its Halifax performances, Corteo completes its Canadian shows with four days of performances in Moncton, New Brunswick, before heading down south to Florida and onto Europe the following month.

If you haven’t been able to catch the show yet, I suggest planning your visit to Halifax now before it’s too late.

Where Can You Purchase Tickets for the Halifax Production of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo?

Tickets to Corteo’s Halifax performances can currently only be purchased online through Ticketmaster. Prices start at $71 per ticket, including taxes and applicable fees. Family and group packages are available at special rates.

VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are also available for the Friday performance. These packages start at $161.50 per ticket, including fees and taxes, and feature premium seating and a private backstage tour after the performances, during which time you can interact and socialize with the artists.

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Other Shows Coming to Halifax This Summer

Not able to make it to the city for Cirque du Soleil’s performance of Corteo? Don’t worry. There is a long lineup of great performances and shows making their way to Halifax this summer, starting with Snoop Dogg appearing at Scotiabank Centre on June 3. The following month sees the city come to life with the anticipated annual Halifax Jazz Festival between July 9 and July 13. Headliners for this event include Killer Mike, Fitz and The Tantrums, and Charlotte Day Wilson.

Meanwhile, August is packed with great festivals and shows, starting with the Halifax Busker Festival, which will see hundreds of international street performers flock to the downtown area and waterfront between July 31 and August 5. The following month, Billy Idol will perform at the Scotiabank Centre on August 23, followed by Sean Paul on September 4. Finally, Halifax ends its festival season with the highly anticipated Atlantic Film Festival, which runs from September 11 to the 18th.

Where to Stay in Halifax for Cirque du Soleil Corteo?

If you are coming to catch the show from out of town, be sure to book your room at Cameo Suites. Located in the heart of Halifax’s historic Entertainment District, our welcoming suites promise all the comforts of home and are just a 5-minute walk from the Scotiabank Centre. Whether you are just visiting for the night or staying the whole weekend, Cameo Suites makes for a fantastic base for attending the show and exploring the rest of downtown Halifax’s wondrous attractions and performances.