My Family Review of Cirque du Soleil TORUK – The First Flight in Cleveland

Cirque du Soleil TORUK Cleveland Review

We had the best family night ever tonight at Quicken Loans Arena! My family was able to catch the Cirque du Soleil’s performance of TORUK- The First Flight, based on the movie, AVATAR.

Picture credit : Errisson Lawrence © 2015 Cirque du Soleil
Picture credit : Errisson Lawrence © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

I received tickets to facilitate this post.

Cirque du Soleil in Cleveland, Ohio Review

My family has had the pleasure to see a couple performances by Cirque du Soleil, one in Cleveland and one in Youngstown.  Cirque du Soleil TORUK – The First Flight was by far the best performance we’ve ever experienced! The sets were phenomenal, the costumes were believable while at the same time out of this world, and the storyline was fun for the whole family to follow.


Cirque du Soleil TORUK is the perfect introduction to Cirque du Soleil for families of all ages. Some Cirque du Soleil performances are hard to follow, epecially for children, however, this show includes a narrator, for the first time ever. The First Flight Narrator was a “Na’vi Storyteller” telling the story of his people.

Cirque du Soleil TORUK Cleveland Review

He was on stage and in the audience throughout the show, explaining what was happening on stage – as all of the Na’vi blue-skinned humanoids never spoke English. Other characters throughout the show were walking and running through the aisles as well – always keeping us on the look-out!

Cameras are not allowed in the show, so forgive me for ‘smartphone photos’ that aren’t the quality you are use to in my posts. For awesome pictures of this show, check this post out. I really hoped my photos would turn out good because the entire show from start to finish was breathtaking!

Cirque du Soleil TORUK Cleveland Review

The sets were enormous and ever changing. They used the full Quicken Loans Arena to create the atmosphere – including the ceilings. There was so much action on stage that you cannot see it all at once. There is just too much excitement, our eyes went from one thing to the next – not wanting to miss a single second. Cirque du Soleil TORUK Cleveland Review

We loved when the stage turned to ‘water’ several times. How they made it look so realistic and so alien at the same time is beyond me! I loved hearing my kids exclaim, “did you see that?!” throughout the whole show. They absolutely loved it and so did my husband and I. Although I’d save 2/3rds of the audience was adults – couples on dates, friends going out together, etc, there were also many families with children of all ages. This show is appropriate for children – mine loved it!Cirque du Soleil TORUK Cleveland Review

If you are looking for an out of the ordinary family night or date night this weekend, my family highly recommends Cirque du Soleil TORUK!

Buy Tickets for  TORUK – The First Flight in Cleveland, Ohio

Cirque du Soleil TORUK will be in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena this weekend only, March 3-5, 2017. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online.
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 4:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 1:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 5:00 PM

Quicken Loans Arena
1 Center Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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TORUK- The First Flight App

Cirque du Soleil is inviting audience involvement a first-of-its-kind app for TORUK – The First Flight.  Working with long-time technology partner SAP, the app will enhance the overall show experience and enable audience members to be a part of the action before, during and after the performance! The app can be downloaded here.

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