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SevenVenues: Cirque Du Soleil-CORTEO Headed to Scope Arena!

Words and Images Courtesy of Seven Venues

Cirque du Soleil is coming back to North America

with one of its best-loved productions


For the first time in

Norfolk, VA from January 26 - 29, 2023 at Scope Arena

Tickets available to Cirque Club members as of today. General on-sale starts on Monday, September 12 at 10 a.m.

 Norfolk, VA – September 6, 2022 – Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is back in North America and heading to Norfolk, VA, set to charm audiences for the very first time.  This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 20 countries, on 4 continents. Corteo will be presented at the Scope Arena for 5 shows only from January 26 - 29, 2023.

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena and divides the venue, with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show, but also a performer’s eye view of the audience. An atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.


Tickets for Corteo at Scope Arena are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members starting today. For a free subscription, visit

General on-sale starts on September 12, 2022 at

Performance Schedule

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:30pm

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:30pm

Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 1pm

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