Innovation at Cirque Du Soleil

Strategic Management|Management Strategy |Business Strategy Case Study|Business Strategy|Case Study|Case Studies

ICMR HOME | Case Studies Collection

Case Details:

Case Code : BSTR269
Case Length : 16 Pages
Period : 1985-2007
Pub Date : 2007
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Cirque Du Soleil
Industry : Circus Entertainment
Countries : Canada

To download Innovation at Cirque Du Soleil case study (Case Code: BSTR269) click on the button below, and select the case from the list of available cases:

Business Ethics Case Studies | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Business Ethics, Case Studies


Buy With PayPal

Amount to be paid:

Prefer to pay in another currency ?
Select Currency for Payment

Exchange Rates: Click Here
Delivery Details: Click Here


For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 300 + Shipping & Handling Charges extra

Business Strategy Case Studies
Case Studies Collection
Business Strategy Short Case Studies
View Detailed Pricing Info
How To Order This Case
Business Case Studies
Case Studies by Area
Case Studies by Industry
Case Studies by Company

Custom Search

Please note:

This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

Chat with us

Strategic Management Formulation, Implementation, & Control, 12e

Please leave your feedback

Leave Your Feedback

<< Previous


The Innovative Strategies

When Cirque began its operations, it functioned with around 73 employees. By 2007, there were 3,000 people working in various areas like art direction, production, stage settings, lighting and special effects, IT, marketing and public relations, and as trainers, physiotherapists, fitness specialists, musicians, cooks and the kitchen staff, technicians, and performers...

Sets and Costumes Design

Cirque invested an enormous amount of time and money in preparing unique sets and costumes. Sometimes, the amount spent on creating a theater for a Cirque production was exorbitantly high. For instance, Cirque spent US$ 165 million to build a theater for KA at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The theater's stage had two huge moving platforms which were controlled by a crane which weighed 260,000 pounds and used 4,000 gallons of hydraulic fluid...

Business Strategy | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Business Strategy, Case Studies

Target Audience and Value Innovation

Cirque differentiated itself from the traditional circus in all business aspects. The company created a niche market of live entertainment within the entertainment industry. Rather than providing a product for which demand already existed, it used its innovativeness and creativity to create a demand for live entertainment...


Typically, when Cirque planned any shows in new markets, a five- to six-member team would reach the new market about eighteen months before the event...

The Road Ahead

In April 2001, Laliberte announced that he wanted to make Cirque, the entertainment capital of the world. Cirque's future plans included building entertainment complexes in major cities including London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney, in the next 15 years...


Exhibit I: The 'Blue Ocean' Strategy
Exhibit II: History of Circus
Exhibit III: Cirque's Mission Statement
Exhibit IV: Cirque's Newsletter
Exhibit V: Zumanity Newsletter


Case Studies Links:- Case Studies, Short Case Studies, Simplified Case Studies.

Other Case Studies:- Multimedia Case Studies, Cases in Other Languages.

Business Reports Link:- Business Reports.

Books:- Textbooks, Work Books, Case Study Volumes.