An evening of magical entertainment for the whole family: Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

Last year, Mr H and I were lucky enough to be invited along to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna at The Royal Albert Hall which was incredible.

This year, Cirque was back in residence at The Albert Hall with their new family-friendly show OVO which meant the boys got to experience their first taste of Cirque.

Portuguese for egg, OVO is centred around a colourful ecosystem and the bugs that reside there. Unlike Amaluna, there’s no real storyline as such, but as this was aimed at a family audience this didn’t matter one bit.

Cirque du Soleil's OVO

We were transfixed watching act after act. There were Butterflies, Ants, Spiders and Fleas with foot juggling, a trapeze team, and tightrope walking. The costumes were bright and colourful and the cast were full of energy. Although I have to say, the boys found the comical love story between an Ant and a Butterfly that filled the gaps between each act absolutely hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever heard M belly laugh so loudly, he loved the slapstick comedy of it all.





They saved the best for the finale which saw Crazy Crickets bouncing off trampolines and up onto the walls – it was most certainly one of our main highlights.


Whilst OVO may be vastly different from other Cirque shows, it certainly didn’t disappoint. We felt the first half was a little slow-going but the boys were sat in awe most of the time – especially in the second half. The show lasts two-hours in total with a 20-minute interval in between. Depending on your child, I’d say it would be suitable for children aged 5+

If you’re after an evening of magical entertainment for the whole family, you can catch Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at The Royal Albert Hall. Performances are on daily until 4th March and you can book your tickets via their website.

Th show is then touring around Europe but is back in the UK from 16th August and will be showing in Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Notting, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham so be sure to book your tickets in advance so you don’t miss out!

*We were invited to see Cirque du Soleil’s OVO for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.


  1. Oh I bet this was amazing to watch, your photos are gorgeous too 🙂

    Stevie x

  2. I love Cirque – it’s the one show we all go to and all love – spanning primary, teen and adult. It costs a squillion but so worth it. We say that show in Sydney a few years ago. Love the foot jugglers! #KCACOLS

  3. Ooh I’m excited to read it’s coming to Liverpool! Looks like an amazing show, so I’m not surprised the boys were enthralled by it: all those colours and sounds!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  4. WOW, this looks like a truly spectacular show. What a treat to be have a cirque family show. #KCACOLS

  5. Wow this sounds and looks amazing. Mesmerising! #kcacols

  6. Oh I’m so jealous! I would LOVE to see Cirque! My niece is a gymnastic coach at our local club where a lot of the gymnastics go to work for it and she got invited to go watch it too. One day I will go, probably when the kids are old enough to come and enjoy it. #KCACOLS

  7. we saw one of their shows in Vegas several years ago – absolutely brilliant . Everybody needs to see them perform at least once #KCACOLS

  8. I’ve always wanted to go to a show so I really must put it on my to do list ☺️ #KCACOLS

  9. Oh wow, this looks amazing. Can’t wait to take Snappy to something like this. #kcacols

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