Already closed | 2h 15m | Harlem

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

From 132 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging

About the show

Cirque du Soleil presents an eye-popping, steampunk-themed spectacle about a 19th-century inventor who creates a machine that can reshape time, space, and reality itself. More…

'Kurios' plunges audiences into a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor trying to reinvent the world him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. Expect the jaw-dropping circus acts the troupe is famous for paired with a whimsical, retro-futuristic aesthetic. Performed in the Grand Chapiteau, state-of-the-art big-top tent on Randall's Island.

2h 15m | Already closed | Randall's Island Park (Harlem)

Member Reviews (132)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging
Avg Score

Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy dance, acrobatics, juggling done to live music with gorgeous costumes and imaginative staging. Visually astounding!

Don't see it if you are transportationally challenged - slow buses and parking costs $25. Disliking circus acts would also be a drawback.

Epic, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever, Must see

See it if You want great circus acts presented in an unusual, stylish way. You want to be thrilled, scared & entertained in the same show.

Don't see it if You hate the circus. You prefer a more traditional approach to the circus.

Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great staging

See it if You like circus shows that are clever. Cirque du Soleil continues to surprise me with new and amazing acts. And it's animal free!

Don't see it if You find it difficult to travel to Randall's Island.

Entertaining, Great staging, Spectacular

See it if you like over-the-top spectaculars, or you like acrobatics, or you're on a date, or you're taking the kids.

Don't see it if you want conventional theater, with characters and a plot and dialog. Or if you have a strong dislike for steampunk.

Also The VIP package may be worth the price. It comes with great seats, fre... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see

See it if Are a Cirque du Soliel fan, want to see a beautiful production animal cruelty free, want to be awed, dazzled and amazed.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy acrobatics, want to be awed or if you need words for a production or show. If you can't see beyond your imagination.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you are fan of Cirque shows. This was one of my favorite travelling shows. The acts were original compared to most of the other shows.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a fun show for the whole family.

Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if you have not seen other Cirque productions. There are definitely acts that are impressive but overall it was not as good as Totem or O.

Don't see it if you have seen other Cirque productions. Although some acts were good, there was too much emphasis parading around very creative costumes.

Also We took the bus from 125th St. The pickup was 90 minutes prior to the ... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You like Cirque de Soleil. If you have never seen them perform you will be enchanted and spellbound.

Don't see it if You have expectations of seeing dangerous stunts which I have seen in their other shows. This one is very tame.

Also I love their shows, get Tix months in advance and sit in the first row... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like Cirque du Soleil, contemporary circus, steampunk.

Don't see it if you don't like Cirque du Soleil, circus, steampunk, or don't want to go to Randall's Island

Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Delightful

See it if you value great circus numbers, masterful staging and costumes. Music complemented the performance well. Hard work of circus professionals!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy circus, but I think you'll love this one anyways.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if one of the better cirque du soleils that I have seen. Interesting acts, sets, costumes. Very unique experience.

Don't see it if you don't like circus type performances or a very loose story.

Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Intense

See it if you like cirque du soleil

Don't see it if you don't like cirque du soliel

Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Cirque or similar type shows. Also if you enjoy high quality production values.

Don't see it if don't like the circus or want to see a definitive linear story.

Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Ambitious, Exquisite

See it if Love a creative way to see Circus!!!

Don't see it if You a too intelectual to admire beauty!!!!

Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow, Banal

See it if My friend who sees all Cirque shows gives it a 3 out of 10. Definitely underwhelming. Not terrible but not great. Maybe OK for $20.

Don't see it if you enjoy thrilling theater.

Entertaining, Great staging, Great performers

See it if you appreciate circus arts.

Don't see it if you wanted a developed story.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You enjoy acrobatics, contortionists, and other such feats of human abilities or just the Cirque du Soleil style of shows.

Don't see it if You dislike acrobatics or being kept on the edge of your seat by people with interesting abilities and great timing.

Also The show had a steampunk theme but was still very family Read more Read less

Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Masterful, Quirky

See it if You are a Cirque fan or have never seen a show by this company before. Want to see some "how did they do that," circus style acts.

Don't see it if You are expecting a story, don't like sitting under a big top in tight seats, or hate acrobatics.

Also I was a first time viewer of a Cirque production live. So this was fre... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acrobatics and a beautiful show.

Don't see it if You want more substance and are not entertained by impressive stunts.

Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if Love the circus and want to feel like a kid again, also if you like steampunk

Don't see it if Hate the circus or have seen most of the productions of cirque du soleil. One act reminded me of paramour

Delightful, Great staging, Dizzying, Quirky, Energetic

See it if You generally enjoy Cirque acts and will appreciate creative new production elements with a steampunk flavor.

Don't see it if You have overdosed on Cirque du Soleil. This is one of their better shows, but you have seen most of it before in different costumes/sets.

Ambitious, Epic, Enjoyable, Slow

See it if You love amazing feats and gorgeous costumes!

Don't see it if You're looking for the show to make any sort of sense. The acts just appear and disappear with no real connecting tissue.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense

See it if If you enjoy acrobats and want to see a show that will have you at the edge of your seat. If you enjoy the circus theme without the animals

Don't see it if you do not enjoy acrobacts or contourshinist or are Expecting dialougue or animals.

Also This was incredible. Very easy to get to Randall's Island & well worth... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You enjoy Cirque du Soleil or you have never seen it. Show has beautiful costumes, imaginative set, and world class performers. Fun 4 all.

Don't see it if You do not want to view the combo of artistry, music and amazing human feats of skill in a circus setting. Take $15 bus on Kurios' website.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Intense

See it if you want to see a well designed Cirque show.

Don't see it if you don't like the Cirque style. I will say, I really didn't like the clown in this one.

October 2nd, 2016
"'Kurios' offers up the usual array of divertissements, but in this case enhanced by a striking visual look...'Kurios' seems more varied, exotic and inspired than usual. The production is infused with a vaguely macabre air, a touch of the eerie freak show, that gives the whole a more cohesive, oc...
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September 30th, 2016
"Cirque du Soleil’s 'Kurios' is a procession of wonders: the Canadian circus giant’s sharpest, sexiest, most stylish production in years...The style may be retro, but the acts—and the technical ingenuity that makes them possible—are fully up-to-date...Even the side details are delightful...'Kurio...
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October 3rd, 2016
"Cirque du Soleil regains it mojo with 'Kurios,' the company's most entertaining show in a long, long time...Even the most familiar-feeling routines are given new life via the imaginative staging and presentation...A comedy routine in which a clown reverts to animalistic impulses while courting a...
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October 10th, 2016
"Cirque du Soleil’s 'Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities' has a wonderful premise and an eye-filling mise en scène. However, without the needed narration or program notes, the idea remains still in embryo. The problem one supposes is how to narrate a show that is intended for international audie...
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