With its transformational design, Celebrity Edge® is poised to raise the bar on modern travel to even greater heights, and the entertainment on board is just as game-changing as the ship itself.
Visionary design and innovative entertainment come together through the collaborative genius of Scott Butler, the award-winning founding partner of Wilson Butler Architects; Patricia Urquiola, world-renowned industrial designer, and art director; and Tom Wright, internationally acclaimed architect, and designer of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.
“We wanted to take the idea of traditional theater and turn it on its head,” said Butler. “The Theatre on Celebrity Edge was designed to awaken people – immersing them in the experience, stimulating their senses and altering their expectations for live entertainment.”
“In designing Celebrity Edge, we developed and used some of the most advanced technology available. And, in designing the entertainment venues on Celebrity Edge, we used those same tools to break the mold of what people think an entertainment venue is,” said Keith Lane, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises.
INTRODUCING THE THEATRE – A FEAT WORTHY OF A STANDING OVATION
The Theatre on Celebrity Edge throws away the curtain altogether, blurring the line between audience and performance and immersing guests in an entertainment experience like no other. The Theatre offers an ever-changing canvas for the productions that live here.
The main stage extends into the audience creating a theater-in-the-round sensation. A duo-directional rotating platform rises almost seven feet above the stage to take performances to a whole new level. With two rotating spiral staircases, 6 synchronized panoramic projection screens, 18 state-of-the-art video mapping laser projectors, aerial performance rigging, and more, the technology behind the scenes will at times steal the show.
Plus, a brand-new production show, Feel the Funk, has been added for the 2023 inaugural Australia and New Zealand season! Feel the Funk, produced by Black Skull Creative is new to The Theatre line-up and bound to get audiences grooving! Feel the Funk is a funky, exciting, and fashionably nostalgic with a modern twist—this dynamic, fast-paced concert will get your feet pumping, heart racing, and body grooving as singers, dancers, and musicians bring the music of the 70s through today to life in a pop focused, funk-style show.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with an industry-leading creative team to bring Feel the Funk to life, just in time for Celebrity Edge’s inaugural season Down Under. The high energy choreography, vocals and stage production deliver next-level energy so contagious we know audiences will take that vibrancy into the rest of their evenings, well after the final curtain call,” said Lisa Lehr, Vice President, Entertainment, Celebrity Cruises.
In addition to Feel the Funk, at The Theatre guests can enjoy three more full production shows, including:
- The Shakespeare-inspired A Hot Summer Night’s Dream, you’ll be thoroughly immersed in a light-hearted journey that fuses music with extraordinary acrobatics and yes, a little bit of Shakespeare. It’s a tale of love, intoxication, and midnight madness;
- Kaleidoscope, a high-energy music and dance extravaganza harnessing the stage’s state-of-the-art technology;
- Colors of Life, Our hero, Homer, is stuck in a black-and white world until a mysterious muse helps him discover a more colorful way to look at life. Join us on this uplifting musical journey that’ll inspire everyone from the young to the young at heart, featuring gravity-defying acrobatics, breathtaking choreography, and iconic songs spanning the generations.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
Brought to life once again in collaboration with the visionaries behind Eden – Butler and famed designer and architect Patricia Urquiola – The Club on Celebrity Edge is a progressive space that changes its persona from morning to… well, early the next morning. During the day, The Club offers experiences such as archery, darts and street curling, (curling without the ice).
At night, The Club undergoes yet another transformation. Undercover at The Club show puts a contemporary spin on the Prohibition era with 20’s-inspired craft cocktails and an aerial saxophonist. Plus, Pub quiz night, 80s game show and party and Tune to Table, karaoke with the party band.
NEVER THE SAME CAMP TWICE
On Celebrity Edge, the brand takes its fully customizable Camp at Sea program to the next level for younger travellers of all ages with more than 500 activities, focusing on our four pillars: STEM, Recreation, Culinary and Art. Camp at Sea has two completely separate contemporary spaces, one for the kids and one for the teens.
Celebrity has infused entertainment throughout the ship. At the Rooftop Garden, guests can enjoy experiences such as the Rooftop Concert Series and the Garden Cinema Series.
The Grand Plaza is home to Martini Bar, boasting an engineering masterpiece. A chandelier constructed from hundreds of individual LED lights that cast an inviting glow at all hours—taking center stage at night are the talented bartenders during their exciting and theatrical flair show.
And finally, the iconic Eden will feature evolving entertainment as the space transforms from a “chillful” escape in the mornings to “playful” in the afternoons to “wonderful” in the evenings, creating a local hot spot for live, acoustic entertainment. Step inside and discover new musicians. From soloists and duos to full ensemble bands, spotlight performers, and exciting musical themes designed to awaken your inner musician and get your toes tapping. The Acoustic Experience of Eden is an invitation to do more than simply listen to incredible music.
Entertainment on Celebrity is daring, bold, dynamic, and refreshing, surrounding you at every turn. It makes every moment of your holiday an unforgettable journey, and the entertainment on Celebrity Edge takes this philosophy further than ever before. To fully indulge on your next holiday, Celebrity Edge is sailing Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific from December 2023 through to April 2024. Homeporting from Sydney and Auckland, Celebrity Edge offers guests the chance to sail close to home on an award-winning resort at sea, choosing from 12 sailing options.
Celebrity Edge 23/24 sailings are now open for booking. To book, visit celebrity.com/au, call 1800 003 002 or contact your local travel advisor.