Cirque du Soleil to establish an academy and regional office in Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2022

RIYADH — The Ministry of Culture has signed an agreement with the entertainment group Cirque du Soleil, a move that would enhance cooperation with one of the world's leading entertainment entities to perform its best-known creative performances in the Kingdom.

The agreement was co-signed by Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan, who is also chairman of the Theater and Performing Arts Commission, and Gabriel de Alba, co-chair of Cirque du Soleil entertainment group, in New York City.

Under the agreement, the group will present several famous circus entertainment shows for the first time in the Kingdom, including roaming shows, the Illusionist Show, Now You See Me Show, Paw Patrol Live Show, Race to Rescue, Trolls Live Show, and Blue Man Band world tour.

This is in addition to the Kingdom’s hosting of a unique version of Cirque du Soleil that will be specially designed for the Kingdom.

The agreement also includes that the two parties develop plans to establish an academy and a regional office of Cirque du Soleil, to provide a high standard educational curriculum led by the best international experts specialized in the field.

Students from all across Kingdom and abroad will have the opportunity to hone their performance skills through advanced education and training programs and the group's international school exchange programs, artist-in-residence programs, where they will be awarded internationally recognized certificates. — SPA

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