Cirque du Soleil presents CRYSTAL

Cirque du Soleil presents CRYSTAL—the first acrobatic performance on ice—

comes to Van Andel Arena® for seven performances May 15-19, 2019

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 9


Grand Rapids Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Grand Rapids, Michigan with its coolest arena show yet—CRYSTAL. This one of a kind arena production blends circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a whimsical frozen playground where figure skating mingles with acrobatics and aerial feats. CRYSTAL will perform at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena from Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 19, 2019 for seven performances only.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. See for all pricing and availability. A purchase limit of 11 tickets will apply to every order.



Wednesday, May 15, Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.


More about CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Directed by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, Crystal, our misfit heroine, takes you on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world to become what she was always destined to be: confident, curious, and creative. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil. CRYSTAL is suitable for all ages.


“Feast for the eyes, good for the soul” - Green Bay Press Gazette


“After seeing Cirque du Soleil performers lace up skates, the only thing that comes to mind is this:

Why haven’t they thought of this before?” – Winnipeg Free Press


We gratefully acknowledge our Official Partner Sirius.


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CRYSTAL PR Materials available for download

Press Kit Document:

Official Trailer: / Official BRoll:

CRYSTAL Official Photos:

Photo credit: Matt Beard / Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt / 2018 Cirque du Soleil


More about Cirque du Soleil - CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd original production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from 50 different countries.


About SMG

Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit