"O" by Cirque du Soleil: About the Theater
The elegant, water-based Cirque du Soleil production, “O,” has been enchanting Las Vegas audiences since 1998. The state-of-the-art $100-million-dollar theater at the famed Bellagio Resort was perfectly crafted to accentuate the performance.
More than 400,000 hours of labor went into the creation of the “O” Theatre. The intimate, 1,800-seat theater is inspired by 14th Century European Opera Houses and is centered on a 1.5 million gallon pool of water. The show utilizes the pool, the circular stage area surrounding the pool, and the open air above the pool to put on a performance like no other in Las Vegas. A noiseless water-pump system is one of the show’s most impressive technical details, assuring there is no mechanical noise interrupting the show.
The elegant and careful architecture of the theater compliments the beautiful, rustic Italian theme that "O's" plot is based around. The construction of the theater, along with the music, costumes, and unbelievable performances from the cast, make it clear why “O” is one of Las Vegas’s most celebrated productions.