WHAT: Cirque Éloize Hotel

WHERE: Benedum Center

WHEN: September 25 – 30, various times

Why You Should Go:

One of the planet’s top circus art troupes is debuting a world premiere spectacle in Pittsburgh, and you’ll want a seat in the house.

Enter through the lobby to be swept away to a “stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories.”

“Hotel” showcases Cirque Éloize‘s one-of-a-kind melange of show-stopping acrobatics, theatre, dance, live music and distinct storylines that are unique to each show. Audiences will be awestruck by avant-garde stage designs that draw inspiration from the world’s elegant, grand hotels.

“Hotel” is part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, which kicks off during Friday’s Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District.

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