Monday, February 28, 2022

Cirque du Soleil to Celebrate Its Return to the Washington, DC Area with KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities

From our friends at Cirque du Soleil...

Cirque du Soleil to Celebrate Its Return to the Washington, DC Area with KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities

Escape reality with a larger-than-life steampunk spectacle, beginning July 29, 2022 under the Big Top in Tysons

Tickets available exclusively to Club Cirque members today (free subscription)

General on sale starts March 7, 2022

Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return to the Washington, DC area this summer with its most critically acclaimed touring show KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities. Premiering July 29, 2022, audiences are invited to escape reality and step into a world of extraordinary imagination under the iconic Big Top at Lerner Town Square at Tysons II for a limited series of performances.

“We are thrilled that Cirque du Soleil is returning to Washington, DC for the first time since 2019.” Said Mike Newquist, President of Touring Show Division at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “Now more than ever, being reunited with our incredible audiences means the world and our cast and crew are excited to bring the magic of KURIOS to Tysons in what will be a truly triumphant return.”


Critically acclaimed the world over, KURIOS - Cabinet of curiosities astonishingly revisits the signature Cirque du Soleil style of performance by weaving jaw-dropping acrobatics with a refreshing touch of poetry, artistry and humor. A mind-boggling escape from reality, KURIOS unveils a festive, steampunk-inspired universe where the unexpected lies at every corner.

In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world - a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination.

Premiered in Montreal in 2014, KURIOS has mesmerized over 4.5 million spectators in 30 cities worldwide with over 2,000 performances brought to life by its cast of 49 world-class artists. 

Since its return, Cirque du Soleil has once again been delighting audiences again in Las Vegas with the reopening of its resident productions Mystère, “O”, The Beatles LOVE and Michael Jackson ONE, whilst KURIOS continues its return as part of Big Top Touring operations, alongside Alegría, LUZIA and KOOZA.

To watch the official KURIOS trailer, visit:

Starting today, tickets for the Tysons performances of KURIOS—Cabinet of Curiosities are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members. For free and easy subscription, visit General on-sale starts on March 7, 2022 at  

Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to more than 200 million spectators in more than 450 cities in over 60 countries on six continents. Cirque du Soleil is owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. For more information, visit  

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