Cirque du Soleil - Varekai
Wednesday 15th - Sunday 19th February 2017
- Doors Open:
Wednesday - Friday: 8.00pm Saturday: 4.00pm & 8.00pm Sunday: 5.00pm
£46.00 & £56.00
Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce the first-ever UK arena tour of its signature production, Varekai. The critically-acclaimed show, updated and featuring new acts yet to be seen in the UK will visit Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th February 2017.
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.
The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies—the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.
Cirque du Soleil:
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 4,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities in over sixty countries on all continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com
Important Event Information: Doors will open one hour before the show is due to begin and we ask all patrons ensure they are in their seats for a prompt show start. Due to the nature of the performance admission after this time may be held until an appropriate point. Each performance has a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.
All times are approximate and subject to change on the night.
For the safety of the artists all photography and videoing of any kind is strictly prohibited.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you soon.
Tickets costing £46.00 & £56.00 are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.