Best Cirque du Soleil Shows in Las Vegas for 2019

There are some things in Las Vegas that are sacred, you simply must do: see the Mirage Volcano errupt, watch the Bellagio fountain show, and experience a Cirque du Soleil show--it's a must. Not that other Las Vegas shows are lacking in anyway, but a Cirque show is an acrobatic and athletic miracle with stunts, love, music, imagry and mind-blowing sets. Cirque du Soleil shows are best enjoyed in the grand custom designed theaters made just for them by Vegas hotels.

1. Mystere

Best Cirque du Soleil Shows in Vegas

Mystere is Cirque du Soleil's longest running show, first performed on 25 December 1993. It's been voted Best Production Show by the Las Vegas Review Journal over 8 times so it's got age and quality behind it.

Like fine art, the storyline of Mystere at Treasure Island is left up to individual interpretation. But one thing about this production is for sure: Mystere is so entertaining you'll want to stay for an encore after the final bow.

Performing stunts like quadruple flips off see-saws and other sick tricks we average folk couldn't even dream up if we tried, this show is so unreal you just kinda have to let it happen. Emphasizing family-friendly, awe-inspiring athleticism and imaginative imagery, Mystere embraces all the signature Cirque du Soleil elements that have made the production one of the OG companies on the Las Vegas Strip.

For those who've never attended a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil production, Mystere is the perfect show to begin with, in fact it's the original Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show. These artful, highly visual, eclectic circus shows combine physical with complex visual artistry.

2. O by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil O Show

"O" is not just the name of the show, but also the shape your mouth will take for the entire 90 minutes you're gawking over this production. The wettest Cirque du Soleil show of all, "O" at Bellagio immerses audiences into a dream world of acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and an array of other aquatic characters in, on and above a 1.5-million gallon pool. It's kinda like that one time you drank a little too much cough syrup and went swimming in your neighbor's pool ? but way cooler.

Don't freak out, the audience is out of the splash zone ? but the daredevils (who are clearly moonlighting as performers) show off their gravity-defying stunts and create illusions with the giant pool that doubles as a stage. Considering the dimensions of this unique performance area, it is easy to feel as though you're in an alternate universe in this super cool theater.

3. The Beatles LOVE

The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil Shows in Vegas

LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion of The Beatles to create an intimate and powerful entertainment experience.

With LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through their timeless, original recordings. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, the show explores the content of the songs as interpreted by innovative performances from a cast of 60 international artists. A youthful, raw energy is channeled through aerial performance, extreme sports and urban freestyle dance.

A unique soundscape of The Beatles music has been created for LOVE using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. The panoramic visual and surround sound in the custom-built theatre at The Mirage will envelop the audience who will experience The Beatles as never before...

4. KA

KA Cirque du Soleil Show

Truth is, there's a Cirque du Soleil production for just about every personality, mood and interest out there. And "KA," is for the action-loving, adventure-seeking show goers that can appreciate an age-old story of good versus evil. The storyline illustrates the journey of a brother and sister twin duo that becomes separated during a siege of their Far Eastern palace by evil warriors. Yep, this is a royal battle, y'all and they've pulled out all the stops.

5. Michael Jackson ONE

Michael Jackson ONE Cirque du Soleil

It takes one heck of a performer to tackle Michael Jackson's legendary musical catalogue, but just as he was no ordinary artist, Michael Jackson ONE is no ordinary show. If the music isn't enough to get you into the action, the effects are sure to do the trick. Lights, gravity-defying acrobatics, state-of-the-art hip-hop infused choreography with the King of Pop's signature dance moves fuse seamlessly for what Rolling Stone called "A virtual parade of WOW moments." Cirque Du Soleil's trademark action is a perfect companion for Jackson's music for an experience like no other.

6. Zumanity

Zumanity Cirque du Soleil

It's definitely getting hot in here and the performers are definitely taking off all their clothes. Exploring the very sexy and very un-family-friendly side of Cirque du Soleil, Zumanity whips - er - whisks audience members up for a deliciously wild ride to discover their sensual side. Unlike other Cirque du Soleil productions, Zumanity has no storyline. Instead, this highly eroticized, cabaret-style spectacle offers a bunch of unique characters whose performances are each themed by different elements of sexuality. Oh, and there is no traditional Cirque gibberish either unless you count some moans and groans as such. Between the leather, chains, silks and well, some things we just can't share, you can bet a little laughter is welcomed. Let your hair down, loosen one extra button, and get your naughty on for some sexy entertainment that just may be a precursor for the remainder of your evening.

7. R.U.N by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil's New Show R.U.N

Cirque du Soleil has one of the best track records on the Las Vegas shows circuit. So when they told us they're launching a new immersive show at Luxor Las Vegas, we could hardly contain our excitement. R.U.N by Cirque du Soleil is the formal title and overarching theme for the show. Hopefully, this doesn't require us to do any cardio, because that could get ugly real quick. Unlike the signature Cirque du Soleil repertoire, this show is more about stunts than acrobatics, so we're all in for a treat. Although they wow us with their action-packed moves, this show has incorporated an extensive storyline.