Cunard has signed on the dotted line for a partnership with Circa, an Australian contemporary circus company. The best part is that Aussies will get all the fun, with the circus company signing on for a six-week residency while Queen Elizabeth sails into Australia and New Zealand in early 2024.

Circa has made waves in the entertainment industry across the world, performing for more than 1.5 million people across 40 countries and six continents. You can expect daring yet artistic performances that express a hybrid of movement, dance, theatre, and circus. 

The performance will take place among the glamour of Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Court Theatre, with the ship and its 2069 passengers enjoying the jaw-dropping performances from February 1 to March 10, 2024. 

Circa Executive Director, Shaun Comerford said they can’t wait to join the Cunard entertainment offerings: “Circa has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, from the stages of the Southbank Centre London, the Paris Philharmonie, and the Sydney Opera House, and we are now delighted to partner with Cunard to bring Circa aboard the iconic Queen Elizabeth. 

“This six-week residency brings together two globally recognised brands and we are thrilled to be working with the team at Cunard to deliver what will surely be an unforgettable experience for their guests as well as our renowned ensemble. It is fitting that Australian audiences will be the first to experience this partnership when the Queen Elizabeth returns to our waters next year.”

Cunard VP Commercial for North America and Australasia, Matt Gleaves, said: “The collaboration with Circa promises to be a real treat for our Australian and New Zealand guests and highlights our ambition to work with world-leading and state-of-the-art partners to inspire and entertain them while they’re on board with us. 

“It’s in Cunard’s DNA to deliver the very best of entertainment at sea, be it West End style performances, carefully curated event voyages featuring global talent and partners, or renowned high-profile speakers. 

“The Cunard experience is built on premium entertainment, exemplary fine dining, art deco-inspired public spaces, and outstanding White Star Service. Cunard also offers a myriad of signature experiences and features setting our brand apart, including daily Afternoon Tea, Gala Balls, and our Grills Suites with butler service.”

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