One Night for One Drop

A one-night-only spectacular global philanthropy event

About The Event

One Night for One Drop is a an annual global philanthropic event imagined by Cirque du Soleil in support of One Drop, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water.

This year’s edition is on International Women’s Day, to underline the fact that women are the most affected by this global issue. We salute them, work for and with them and continue to place them at the heart of all our projects. By supporting our fundraising initiatives, you make a concrete gesture towards the solution.

Since 2013, the event has raised over $40M to support One Drop’s mission.

We are very proud to announce that our signature event, One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil, benefiting One Drop, will be broadcast on CBS TV this Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 8/7c! This broadcast is brought to you by Colgate.

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“Everyone should attend so they can see for themselves why I go crazy for this. It’s a lifetime memory and part of the most important cause we can contribute to - WATER!”

Emily Jillette – Philanthropist

New Show, New Creative Team, New Venue!

In 2019, the 7th edition of the celebrated show will take place on March 8, at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Las Vegas under the direction of a bold and dynamic duo, André Kasten & Leah Moyer. While performing together in several Cirque du Soleil shows, and assisting in the choreography for One Night for One Drop 2014 and 2015, they went on to direct and choreograph Franco Dragone’s The Dai Show in China. They also assisted in the refresh of two long-standing world-renowned Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, Mystère and The Beatles LOVE.

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We are pleased to welcome academy award-winning film score composer Hans Zimmer to the “O” Theatre stage as he presents three brilliant compositions, including a modified piece from the blockbuster hit “Interstellar,” specially adapted for the one-night-only performance. In addition to Zimmer’s exclusive renditions, One Night for One Drop also will welcome celebrated Strip headliner Blue Man Group, internationally recognized choreographers Andrew Winghart and Alexander Ekman, and world-renowned creatives Keone and Mari, who all orchestrated breathtaking pieces to artistically echo this year’s inspirational theme of man and nature.

We are also excited to announce our One Night for One Drop creative team composed of Michael Brennan – Music Composer, Tony & Grammy nominated Lyricist and Composer AnnMarie Milazzo, Marie-Pierre Guay – Make-up Designer, Samantha Bentson – Hair & Wig Designer, Guy Brassard – Costume Designer, C. Sean Jensen – Lighting Designer, Bill Mansfield – Sound Designer, Jeff Thomson - Scenic Designer, John Cartin - Assistant Director and Acrobatic and Synchro Choreographer.

After seven years, One Night for One Drop is back at Bellagio and the one-night-only show will be performed in the “O” Theatre, home of the spectacular water-themed stage production by Cirque du Soleil, which has been performed since October 1998.

“ With nearly 9,500 performances and over 16 million visitors, we cannot be more honored and excited to bring our vision to life in this legendary theater on this famous stage ”

André and Leah

About One Drop

One Drop is an international foundation created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil’s founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is access to safe water as a transformative force to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. With the objective of delivering long-term impact and sustainability, we bring into all of our projects a unique Social Art for Behaviour Change approach that aims at engaging communities in taking ownership and embracing adequate behaviours towards water, sanitation and hygiene.

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A portion of the proceeds go towards local Las Vegas water initiatives

In the past years, One Drop has partnered with the Las Vegas Springs Preserve by donating $1.25M to develop the WaterWorks exhibit. To continue its commitment to the local community, One Drop has set its sights on new Las Vegas charitable endeavours by partnering with WaterStart and the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum to further its mission of educating the local community on safe water access and ongoing water innovations.

Focus On The Field

100% of all donations and net proceeds from our events go directly to the projects thanks to Guy Laliberté’s financial commitment which covers all administrative costs.

Impact At Scale

Working in collaboration with local governments, development banks and agencies and other stakeholders enables One Drop to leverage and multiply each donation, which means that each dollar invested generates $10 worth of impact in the field.


Through its unique Social Art for Behaviour Change approach, One Drop mobilizes communities, raises awareness and fosters healthy water and sanitation habits to work towards sustainability.