Cirque du Soleil LUZIA Lands in Melbourne: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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10 minutes Apr 3rd, 2024
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Cirque du Soleil LUZIA is in Melbourne, and it offers a mesmerising journey filled with wonder, acrobatics, and pure artistry. Celebrating their 25th anniversary in Australia with a production, LUZIA is a little more than just a show; it’s an experience.

Returning to the iconic Big Top at Flemington Racecourse, once the vibrant setting for the Laneway Festival, LUZIA blends breathtaking acrobatic performances with grand visual surprises, creating a tapestry of sights and sounds that journey through the vibrant landscapes and rich culture of Mexico.

Event Details

  • LUZIA is happening now and will run until May 26, 2024.
  • Located at Under the Big Top, Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria, 3031.

What to Expect

LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil in Melbourne
Photographer: Wayne Taylor
Source: @LUZIAbyCirqueduSoleil

LUZIA is a 100-minute extravaganza of awe-inspiring performances and breathtaking visuals, with a 25-minute intermission to allow your brain to catch-up.

Like most of Cirque du Soleil’s shows, LUZIA is designed to entertain audiences of all ages. Whether you’re bringing the whole family or enjoying a night out with friends, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. However, it’s important to note that LUZIA does contain loud noises and some darker scenes. While these elements add to the dramatic effect of the show, they may be overwhelming for very young or sensitive viewers. Parents are encouraged to use their discretion when bringing young children.

It is important to note, however, that amidst the moments of intensity, LUZIA also offers plenty of lightheartedness, humour, and moments of sheer joy, creating an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

Ticket Information

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You can secure your tickets to experience the magic of LUZIA via the official website, and there’s good news for families looking to enjoy the show together. Cirque du Soleil offers a fantastic Family Offer, allowing you to witness LUZIA with your loved ones at a discounted rate of up to 15% off. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to purchase at least four tickets, with a maximum of 8 tickets per transaction. Your purchase must include at least one adult ticket and one child ticket.

For those opting for regular tickets, the price ranges from $85 to $102, depending on factors such as seating location, dates and availability.

Remember: Tickets for Cirque du Soleil productions tend to sell out quickly, so it’s wise to secure yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Highlights of LUZIA

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LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to Mexico. A country renowned for its rich tapestry of influences and creative collisions, this imaginary Mexico comes to life under the Big Top with breathtaking landscapes, architectural wonders, and the indomitable spirit of its people.

One of the standout acts in LUZIA is the innovative combination of hoop diving and giant treadmills. Acrobats soar through the air, propelled by the speed generated by two massive treadmills, creating a thrilling twist on a classic act.

LUZIA also integrates the element of water into its performances, adding a level of complexity never before seen in a Cirque du Soleil production. Expect Cyr Wheel artists spinning under the rain and aerialists gracefully twirling through pouring showers, graceful pole dancing and music, outfits, and locales that capture the essence of Mexican culture.

Tips for Attendees

Cirque du Soleil performing on stage
Photographer: Liz Heinrichs Photography
Source: @LUZIAbyCirqueduSoleil

Here are some additional considerations to keep in mind for your LUZIA experience:

  • LUZIA merchandise will be available at the Cirque du Soleil Online Boutique or the on-site gift shop.
  • While you’re welcome to capture memories of the show, there are a few guidelines to follow. Small, pocket-sized cameras (without lenses) and phones are permitted. However, out of respect for the safety of the artists and the comfort of fellow audience members, avoid the flash photography or recording of videos above shoulder level.
  • Hungry or thirsty during the show? Outside food and drink are not permitted within the venue. However, you’ll be able to grab some delicious snacks and drinks in the venue.

Getting to the Venue

Getting to Flemington Racecourse for the LUZIA performance is a breeze, with various transportation options available:

  • Trains
    Trains operate between Southern Cross Train Station and Flemington Racecourse throughout the year.
  • Trams
    From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street, catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30). Please note that low-floor trams do not run on Route 57, so passengers using mobility aids are recommended to catch the train to the racecourse.
  • Buses
    There are two bus routes you can take to Flemington Racecourse:
    Route 472: Catch this bus from Williamstown, Footscray, or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via The Elms Gate entrance.
    Route 404: Catch this bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via the Stables Drive entrance.
  • Public Parking
    If you prefer to drive, public parking is available and can be accessed via Flemington Drive. Event staff will be on hand to direct cars to

Where to Stay

For your ideal accommodation choice during your LUZIA experience, Punthill Essendon and Punthill Essendon North have you covered. Situated just a brief ten-minute drive from the venue, these locations offer proximity to the spectacle and convenient airport access for those flying in. With its contemporary and chic studios and serviced apartments, Punthill provides the perfect retreat to kickstart and conclude your Mexican adventure in style!