Once upon a time, a door opened and two worlds collided. Dreams clashed with reality. The mundane mixed with the marvelous. It was no longer possible to tell where one world began and the other ended.
This new place was called La Nouba - and you found it at Cirque du Soleil!
This is one show that you've just got to see!!!!
Who can resist the circus? There is a curious invitation that calls out from this huge, overpowering circus tent at Downtown Disney's Westside. The white canvas shell with its soaring peaks, tower above you at over 90ft - seeming to be held to the earth only by an occasional stake. A windowless structure that promises an adventure to all who enter, a momentary escape from reality. It's within all of us, this curiosity about the traveling road-show and the amazements that it brings.
The 1,671-seat showroom is the first freestanding permanent theatre ever built for Cirque du Soleil. The dynamic white structure was designed to convey elegance and sensuality with the addition of fabric and tension reminiscent of a Big Top.
The contrasting black showroom interior transports the audience to another world as soon as they enter the theatre.
The set on the Elizabethan-style stage is similar to a well-traveled path. Gaze upward and look at the seven Fabulous Figures that decorate the ceiling. The musicians perform on two platforms housed in the 75-foot towers rising on both sides of the stage.
This Cirque du Soleil creation is an unforgettable journey through this universe - at once threatening and exhilarating, frightening and familiar. La Nouba is the story of all stories, the site of all mysteries, where dreams and nightmares sleep side by side. La Nouba is memory, individual and universal. It beckons to us, challenges us to uncover passions we thought we had lost long ago. Here, anything is possible.
With an international cast of more than 70 artists, the Cirque du Soleil theatre, located in the heart of Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort, welcomes more than 1,650 spectators twice daily, five days a week.
Thu to Mon 6:00pm till 9:00pm
Always book to see La Nouba (Click here to buy tickets). Don't just turn up at Westside to get seats, as during peak times and days, the theatre is full and you will be disappointed.
Try and get a seat midway up the rows. Don't go too close to the 'stage' area, or you'll end up with a stiff neck from looking upward!
Take the Highway 192 to Disney World Drive exit and follow signs for Downtown Disney. Turn onto Buena Vista Drive and follow the road until you see Cirque du Soleil on your left. Turn left at the next intersection lights and park.
Ample parking is provided in front of Cirque du Soleil at Downtown Disney Westside car parks. On busy days (weekends especially), we recommend that you use the car valet service at the front of Cirque. It will save you time when you depart.
Cirque du Soleil
Downtown Disney Westside
Buena Vista Drive
Tel: (407) 939-7600