Everything You Need to Know About ‘O’ by Cirque du Soleil

May 10, 2019


Alex Gormley

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Having grossed over a billion dollars since opening in 1998, Cirque du Soleil’s O has become a Las Vegas mainstay and is celebrated as one of the best shows ever performed in the history of the company. In addition to being performed over 8,000 times, O has won many awards over the past 20 years including the THEA’s “Best Live Show” and the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s best production show.

O, pronounced “eau” – the French word for water – takes place in, on, and around a 1.5-million-gallon pool of water and features acts like the high dive, synchronized swimming and contortion. The show is heavily inspired by water and the concept of infinity and pays tribute to the “beauty of theatre” where anything is possible, and the drama of life plays itself out before our very eyes.

Where is ‘O’ by Cirque du Soleil show performed?

O is in permanent residence at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip. It has its own theatre located inside the casino, which has 1,800 seats available for each show.

Seating Chart for Cirque du Soleil: O

When Do the ‘O’ Performances Run?

Given that the show is permanently in residence, it has performances on a regular basis. Shows take place each week from Wednesday through Sunday, with two performances on each of these days. The early show starts at 7:00 PM and the late show kicks off at 9:30. In addition to the usual Wednesday-Sunday block of shows, there are occasionally shows on Monday and Tuesday, but these shows only take place at 7:00 PM.

What is the Runtime for Cirque du Soleil: O?

The runtime for O is about 90 minutes long, and there is no intermission break during the show.

Reviews of Cirque du Soleil: O

“Nothing I’ve seen balances a truly inspiring spectacle with Cirque’s signature sense of whimsy the way ‘O’ does.” – Brock Radke, Las Vegas Sun

“The concept is so unusual and the staging is so consistently beautiful that it will likely wow audiences more than any other thematic Cirque du Soleil offering.” – Christopher Hoile, Stage-door.com

“To attend your first Cirque du Soleil show on the Las Vegas Strip is to come to the realization that the only limit to one’s imagination is a closed mind. Never is this more evident than in ‘O,’ the groundbreaking production that’s been taking the ‘Wow!’ factor to new heights (and depths) since the equally groundbreaking Bellagio opened its doors in October 1998. What sets ‘O’ apart from other Cirque productions (or, really, any show anywhere) is how water plays such a vital role in the story—what other theater production’s centerpiece is a 1.5 million-gallon pool that doubles as a stage?” Matt Jacob, Las Vegas Magazine

O by Cirque du Soleil Tickets

Tickets to upcoming performances are currently available through SeatGeek. Tickets usually start at around $215 and become a little bit more expensive if you wait until the last moment to purchase your seats. Don’t forget to use code CIRQUE20 at checkout to save $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Browse tickets here or view upcoming shows below.

O Trailer