Totem takes you on a stunning journey into the Evolution of Mankind – from our original amphibian state to our ultimate quest for flight. Alternating between primitive and modern myths, and peppered with aboriginal stories of creation, Totem explores the evolutionary process of species, our ongoing search for balance, and the curiosity that propels us ever further, faster, and higher… Featuring Cirque du Soleil’s mind-blowing signature acts, and returning to London after record-breaking previous seasons, Totem is an unforgettable spectacle for all ages.
This is one very sharp show. TOTEM is thrilling.
– The New York Times
This celebration of sheer human achievement and audience appreciation is simply thrilling. It’s why we love Cirque du Soleil, and always will.
– Los Angeles
What is Cirque du Soleil about?
Sure to be one of 2019’s most highly anticipated shows, Cirque Du Soleil returns to London’s West End in spectacular fashion. Join the mind-blowing troupe as they take us on a visually mesmerising journey through our own evolution, exploring everything from our primitive origins as amphibians to our modern achievements as a human race. Totem is a truly triumphant spectacle that will leave you stunned, both by our own progression and by the magnificent feats performed throughout the show. At the Royal Albert Hall from the 12th January to the 9th February 2019, don’t miss out on this unique production - book your tickets today!
A visual treat and spectacular thrills performed by acts from around the world and the live music accompanying is equally engaging and compliments perfectly. Highly recommend.
Me and my son we was sitting in loggia was amazing view and so excited to see show ... no problem to come in .. we are enjoyed
I don't know couldn't see much only could hear people because of people heads was in the way.
Absolutely wonderful presentation, great storyline from beginning to end, nothing you wouldn’t have expected from Cirque.
What an amazing show. The fitness, skills, and talent of the artists was amazing. The graphics used in the show were breath taking - movement of the water as they walked through it and the emergence of the swimmers from under the stage - timing at it's best We all so enjoyed it and want to see another show!
Well preformed, artistic, skilled performers and funny too. A great experience. Thank you!
My partner and I were hooked from the get go. This is what Talent is. Our eyes didn’t leave the stage, we were completely immersed. We’ve both said it’s the best show we have ever been to. The whole concept of Totem, the story, it’s amazing. Highly recommend! The acts were unbelievable
It was a fantastic show, absolutely amazing.
Great venue and absolutely loved it both outside and views of the performance inside. The performance was very entertaining and access to the bar and toilets also good and not crowded. All the staff we encountered were a credit to themselves and and the organisation. Welcoming, friendly and very helpful.
amazing as always the show was very entertaining and a spectacular feast for the eyes. Quite disappointed that the show was delayed presumably to allow latecomers in surely if people are late they have to miss the first half?
Although you cannot take away how talented the performers are, this show felt to me to be very disjointed and I couldn't make out what it had to do with mankind's evolution..... there was also a lot of slapstick comedy that didn't seem to progress the story ... have seen several productions of Cirque du Soleil this was my least favourite. Not enough Ariel work which I alway find breathtaking. The show was stopped for 15 mins, the performers were taken off their monocycle's in the middle of their act with no explanation given to the audience.... a good show but a little boring at times
Some good acts but not as exciting and thrilling as Ovo last year. The performance was suspended and no information was given. The interval was longer than planned, so the performance was shorter than expected. Costumes were great as was the music. The vague storyline kept flip flopping between concepts and was not cohesive like last year. A family in front were insistent on taking photos and videoing which obstructed the view even more( see seat review).
It ran later than mentioned online but not sure whether that was with the technical hiccup about 30min into the show.
I have been to many Cirque du Soleil shows and I think this is the first time I felt it was not worth the money. The musics were not as inspired as they could have been, we had a 15-mn interruption during the first half of the show (without any justification) which completely broke the mood and a lot of artists actually made small mistakes during their acts. On the other hand, the second part of the show was quite brilliant, so overall, not bad but not great either.
Can not fault this show. Absolutely incredible skill and entertainment. Well worth the money spent and would definitely recommend.
What an amazing show , funny, serious, breathtaking, clever, intriguing , an absolute delight I cant recommend this show highly enough it was fantastic our seats wee perfect the whole evening was brilliant thank you
Without doubt the most amazing performance we have ever seen. Brilliant choreography and the acts were breathtaking. Well done to all. We will follow and without doubt visit again.
An absolutely magnificent performance. Was targeted at young and old alike. Lots of humour as well as awe inspiring acrobatics.
This was my third time seeing cirque du Soleil at the royal Albert Hall and previous years I have been very impressed and wowed by the amazing tricks that the talented people perform. Last night my boyfriend and I went to watch Totem and were very excited but came away feeling very disappointed and wasn’t impressed at all. Some of the tricks I had seen before and I felt like nothing was daring or left you on the edge of your seat. At times it actually felt quite boring and I didn’t feel entertained. They’re weren’t many tricks performed at all. There were some mistakes also which were quite noticeable. Very disappointed and I am now doubting whether to return again.
Brilliant individual acts of magic. Some wonderful teamwork. But no narrative to hold it all together and drive it on. So occasionally magical. And for a lot of the time a word that won’t help Cirque to survive:- Boring. (And of course the RAH remains tediously misogynistic, so if your a girl your queue for a pee seems endless)
Amazing performance Would definitely go again
I did not find the performance as good as previous years ...
Mesmerising loved every moment of it, I would definitely recommend it.
Show entertaining however some of the content we had seen before so not much was new.
The best show I have ever seen
Excellent-Exceeded all expectations. Can not believe I waited so long to see them. Beautifully done on every level.
It seems the Cirque de Soleil have found a way to work around the Laws of Physics...an incredible show
I went for the acrobatics that Cirque is known for, but in this show it felt like that took up about a quarter of the show with much of it being rather uninspiring mime. The strength and flexibility parts of the show were great, but there was a lot of padding. I wouldn’t rush back.
Increadible! Tears of happiness Extremely recommended
Beautiful, entertaining show! Incredible production with superb special effects.
A spectacular performance as one would expect from Cirque du Soleil.
Really enjoyed it
Highly recommended going to see this production! I'm so gutted I've missed out on their other shows just due to not knowing about them. We had really good seats in stalls, thanks to the 20% discount, you had some of the performers coming into the audience before the show started which was great, I literally sat there for an hour not even realising until the interval came, I've seen some performances and couldn't wait to get to the interval, this was soo much different! The relationship between the trapeze and skaters was so believable, I love the little stories behind each act. The music was such a contrast, I didn't even think there would be live music but there I was bobbing around in my seat, honestly one of the best shows I've watched and if it wasn't for the prices id be back as much as possible!!
We absolutely loved the show, the performances are amazing and well worth watching. We will definitely be going to the next one.
Once again Cirque du Soleil provided an excellent show in Totem. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Some many things to see, characters to watch. The skill and precision of he artists is incredible, the choreography brilliant. A real treat to see.
Brilliant performance again. I recommend to everyone.
Spectacular, high risk acrobatic and trapeze acts interspersed with novel and highly entertaining circus acts.
Yes once again I attended this fantastic venue for entertainment by way of cirque du Soleil TOTEM another great performance. This time I got a box seat which gave me an good clear view of the performancers not to far away from the stage scene.
Have seen a different troupe in Nottingham to the one doing Totem. All I can say is they are FANTASTIC & mesmerising so worth going to see. There were a couple of really funny bits in Totem, which gave us a good laugh. It was well worth the journey from Derby and back with National Express, all in the day. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Cirque du Soliel ROCKS.
We were a group of four attending this performance and each of us thoroughly enjoyed the show. As usual the performances were all amazing and exciting and with a really effective backdrop. I particularly liked the film effects conveying different landscapes. I also very much liked the music.
It was incredible...awesome acts that had us on the edge of our seats..beautiful lighting and effects.. hilarious comedy sketches...an absolute treat for the whole family with a powerful message about our connection to the planet Highly recommended...everyone should see it!
Mesmerisingly beautiful show, from the acrobats, to the juggling, contortionists, skating and much much more. A wonderful evening had by all.
An outstanding theatrical performance which was a delight to observe.
Simply breathtakingly brilliant, would give it more stars if I could
A party of 4 seniors..have been waiting a long time to see Cirque de Soleil. Great seats, amazing creativity , colourful costumes, mind blowing feats of physical skill. Highly recommended with spellbinding performances, worth the wait and one of the most memorable evenings of our lives.
Amazing acrobatics; didn’t like the “comic” parts too many and childish! Production not as amazing and exciting as the last Cirque de Soleil show 3 years ago. Great costumes and music.
Did not know what to expect but this show took my breath away. Daredevil acts, gorgeous costumes, wonderful music and really original theme. Totally absorbing!
When is it showing
No exchanges or refunds after booking.
Approximate running time 2 hours 10 minutes, including a 25 minute interval
Good To Know
No acts within Cirque Du Soleil shows are guaranteed. Alterations may be made to the programme and acts replaced or removed without prior notice.
Box Office Hours
Open: 1 1/2 Hours prior to show.
Close: 1/2 hour after start of performance*
*Box Office supervisors on duty for guests attending the show until after intermission
The show starts on time and latecomers are admitted only during a suitable break in the performance or at the discretion of the Head Usher.
Late-coming wheelchair-users can only be admitted at the intermission.
How Does It Work
You will receive an e-ticket confirmation - you must print this e-ticket and bring it with you to the event.
Suitable For Children
Children over 3 must have their own seat. Parents may bring under 3s along if they feel the event is suitable for them.
When Can I Go
Saturday 12 January – Saturday 9 February 2019
Starts: 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm