Cirque Du Soleil’s first-ever acrobatic performance on ice, CRYSTAL, returns to Chicagoland area

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Tickets on sale now for CRYSTAL – Cirque Du Soleil’s First-Ever Acrobatic Performance on Ice


“Defines the spirit of Cirque du Soleil… the most unique and different production of the Canadian company.” – Diario Sur (Spain)


“This is a show you must see.” – Krant van West-Vlaanderen (Belgium)


“a poetic and acrobatic masterpiece on skates” – Munchner Merkur (Germany)


CHICAGO (February 14, 2024) — Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL – a one-of-a-kind production that brings the circus arts to the ice for the very first time, returns to NOW Arena (5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates) from March 22-24, 2024. Tickets are available for purchase online at


With seven jaw-dropping traditional circus acts all thrillingly adapted for Cirque du Soleil’s first foray into a brand new creative territory – the ice – CRYSTAL takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the vivid and whimsical world of imagination.


Watch the CRYSTAL trailer here.


Since 2017, CRYSTAL has dazzled more than 1.9 million people in over 135 cities worldwide, blending the art of skating with adrenaline-inducing acrobatics and aerial feats.


Artistic Director Crystal Manich says, “CRYSTAL is a universal story about finding one’s true voice through a journey of discovery. Anyone of any age will connect to the show and our protagonist’s breakthrough experience. I am especially excited for CRYSTAL to contribute to the strong arts and culture found in the Chicago area.”


CRYSTAL – Performance Schedule

Hoffman Estates, IL at NOW Arena

  • Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 23rd at 3pm and 7pm
  • Sunday, March 24th at 1pm and 5pm

About CRYSTALCreated by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, CRYSTAL takes audiences on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery full of whimsy and wonder. Feel your adrenaline soar as you dive into a world of playful imagination with the show’s protagonist, Crystal, as she learns to see things differently and become whom she was always destined to be: herself.

Using larger than life visual projections on ice (a Cirque du Soleil first) and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil, CRYSTAL transports audiences on an unforgettable visual and auditory experience full of magic and wonder.

The show is suitable for all ages.


Fun Facts

–       CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd creation and the company’s very first acrobatic experience on ice.

–       Since its creation in 2017, the show has toured to over 135 cities in 15 different countries, including Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, France, Germany, and more

–       This one-of-a-kind performance features seven traditional circus acts, including trapeze, hand-to-hand, Banquine, aerial straps, hand-to-trapeze, juggling, and hand balancing – all thrillingly adapted to be performed on ice!

–       CRYSTAL is the first Cirque du Soleil production that uses real snow – the team makes approximately 300 snowballs each week.



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About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. In addition to producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Company brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms, such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to positively impact people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Since its creation in 1984, more than 378 million people have been inspired on 6 continents and 86 countries. The Canadian company now employs more than 4000 employees, including 1200 artists from 80 different nationalities. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit



Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank Air Canada, its official partner.





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