Jan 21 / 2020

Cirque du Soleil Skates into Raleigh with New On-Ice Spectacle AXEL

(Raleigh, NC) – Today, Cirque du Soleil announces its new on-ice spectacle Axel will perform at PNC Arena August 20-23, 2020. Spinning guests into an electrifying journey with an adrenaline-fueled crew, “Axel” and his band of colorful characters will go on an all-new adventure inspired by music and graphic arts. Featuring spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, visual effects and an upbeat original soundtrack, AXEL will thrill Raleigh for six performances only. Tickets for Cirque du Soleil AXEL are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com/axel. Tickets start at $35.


Show Schedule:

  • Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 22 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 23 at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

About Cirque du Soleil AXEL:

Axel is inspired by his first love, the mysterious Lei. She turns his world upside down, creating an unreal space for him where she will be his heroine. As the leader of a band of rebellious youngsters, The Syndicates, Lei is the keeper of a precious talisman. Giving strength and courage to whoever possesses its light, the Shining Star is coveted by , a super-villain supported by his gang, The Corporation. is focused on just one goal: stealing the legendary talisman’s light! In this epic fantasy, Axel will realize that love is the source of the light that will give him the courage and strength he needs to overcome any obstacle and make his wildest dreams come true. AXEL is a truly inspiring experience for the whole family, reminding each of us how important it is to believe in our dreams.


As well as stunning figure skating and circus arts on ice, AXEL is a show set to an upbeat musical score packed with original pop compositions and a handful of unique takes on famous hits, all performed live by Axel and his band.


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


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About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is the world leader in creating, producing and distributing live entertainment. With an established reputation in circus art shows, the Group further leverages its creative and innovative powerhouse to present a variety of compelling entertainment forms through its divisions, such as Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, VStar Entertainment Group, The Works Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences and 4U2C. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group productions have performed in more than 65 countries in over 450 cities, with an average of over 15 million tickets sold yearly. Beyond its various experiences and shows, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet through art and creativity. For more information, visit CirqueduSoleilEntertainmentGroup.com.