20 Dec
"Corteo" - Cirque Du Soleil - DCU Center Arena (Worcester, MA.)

Cirque Du Soleil  

at the 

DCU Center Arena Worcester




January 12, 2023 through January 15, 2023 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608

Phone # 508-755-6800



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Approximately 125 minutes


Come upon a place where a nostalgic clown somewhere dreams about his funeral, and looks back on his personal experiences.


"CORTEO," the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is back in North America and heading to Worcester, MA. set to charm audiences. 

This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. 

Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 20 countries, on 4 continents. 

"CORTEO" will be presented at the DCU Center Arena for 5 shows only from January 12 to 15, 2023.

"CORTEO," which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. 

The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels.

Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. 

The music turns lyrical and playful carrying "CORTEO" through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena and divides the venue, with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show, but also a performer’s eye view of the audience. 

An atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. 

The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. 

This sets the tone for the poetry of "CORTEO."

Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)




For four decades, the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts has been recognized as the gathering place for people to experience the finest in entertainment, sporting events and public functions.


50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608

Phone # 508-755-6800