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Behind the scenes tours of Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall

7 August, 2013

Available for the first time in the UK, the ultimate ‘wow’ factor in the world of entertaining…

Behind the scenes tours of Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall

For the first time ever in the UK, the Royal Albert Hall will be providing behind the scenes access to one of its most popular events and a worldwide phenomenon, Cirque du Soleil, which returns to the Hall between 4 January & 16 February 2014 with its show Quidam.  As part of an exclusive extra for those who book into the VIP Box Experience, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the inner workings of Cirque and what it’s like to experience the thrill of being part of a creative production unlike any other.

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on backstage at a Cirque du Soleil show and wanted to meet some of the faces that put the whole show together then this is an opportunity not to be missed.  With guaranteed early VIP entry, guests will be treated to a pre-show meet and greet and Q+A with a tour or crew member before the world class performers, including aerial contortionists, trapeze acts, jugglers and gravity defying acrobats, take to the stage. Post- show, guests will be treated to a backstage tour where they will be able to meet some of the cast and be granted photo opportunities with specific artists who have just performed in the show.

As part of the VIP Box Experience, these are available for groups of 4, 8 or 12 (up to 20) people on Thursday or Friday evening performances (for the first 5 weeks of the run). As part of this package, guests will also be treated to a private box to watch the show with early VIP access, champagne, beer and soft drinks, a selection of canapés and hot bowl food as well as a private waiter in the box and a souvenir programme and gift per person.

Commenting on this new first at the venue, Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall said: ‘Going backstage at the Royal Albert Hall when Cirque du Soleil are in residence is the ultimate thrill for anyone interested in how magical memories are made. This is a unique opportunity and will make for a breath-taking VIP entertainment experience.’


Claudine Rivard, Company Manager on Quidam, said ‘The magic continues after the red curtain has dropped!  Quidam is excited to give you a behind-the-scene glimpse with our cast and crew.  No clown noses needed, just your camera!’

Quidam had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996. Since that time, the production has toured on five continents and been experienced by millions of people. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. Cirque du Soleil itself has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

The VIP Box Experience with Behind the Scenes Tour is priced at:

Grand Tier Box (for 12 people)  £4740 + VAT
Loggia Box (for 8 people)          £3160 + VAT
Second Tier Box (for 4 people)  £1580 + VAT

N.B- each tour is catered for a maximum of 20 people. The tour will be available for the first 5 weeks of the run every Thursday and Friday evening.

To book a package call Catrin Hunter on 020 7959 0607 or email catrinh@royalalberthall.com

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For further details contact:
Sean Carrigan, 020 7959 0531, seanc@royalalberthall.com

Note to editors

Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Its breathtaking auditorium hosts over 370 shows a year by the world’s greatest artists. The magical atmosphere combined with inspired artists creates legendary events.

Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert’s vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, the Hall is a registered charity which operates without public funding, remaining true to his founding ambitions within a modern context. Extending the brand with 200 events outside the auditorium, the Hall has broadened its appeal to younger, diverse audiences whilst still engaging its existing customers.

The Hall also offers the Elgar Room, a state-of-the-art small-scale performance space which hosts performances of classical music, jazz and world music, comedy, dance and hush, a series of gigs for just signed bands throughout the year. In the main auditorium, it offers the Albert Sessions, an initiative that encourages up and coming acts to play at the Hall by offering reduced rental fees to promoters and lower ticket prices to encourage younger audiences to visit the Hall. It also works extensively with schools, young people, disadvantaged groups and partners such as Music For Youth through its Education programme, reaching over 100,000 participants each year as part of its extensive public benefit remit. It has also been appointed by the Arts Council as one of the country’s regional music education hubs.
For more information, please visit www.royalalberthall.com  
Registered charity number: 254543

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