Blue Man Group has taken their indescribable live celebration of art, technology, and music to a whole new level at Universal Orlando® Resort. Forget what you know—that was then, this is wow. Experience the wonder of Blue Man Group with incredible new performances, astounding new music and an all-new stage. It's science, it's laughter, it's that creative urge you feel inside and want to explore. Become part of the new Blue Man Group show from the minute you step inside the theatre.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Blue Man Group – which occupies a live performance venue accessible from
both Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios – adds an entirely new
dimension in live entertainment for Universal Orlando theme park
guests and Florida residents.
The unique style of Blue Man entertainment has been experienced
by more than 10 million people worldwide. They have entertained
audiences of all ages with their live stage shows, their touring rock
concert, television programming and albums.
now, Blue Man Group brings their live show to Universal Orlando
Resort. The show combinse music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to
create the blissful party atmosphere that is a Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group performs from a specially created
theater at Universal Studios. The building once housed Nickelodeon
Studios and has been re-designed as a 1,000-seat theater complete with
its own box office. The Blue Man Group show is custom-designed for
Universal Orlando and includes elements of the group’s existing shows
as well as newly created material. The show has recently undergone a
transformation and takes a creative look at the world's use of
technology and communication. There are several new, updated segments
and a finale that is designed to get guests up on their feet!
Orchestra (Zones 1 & 2) – Tier 1
The entire theatre is considered to be stadium style seating and is
very similar to a movie theatre. The center orchestra has a left
section, a center section, and a right section. Each section consists
of 11 rows, which range from Row A (first row) to Row L (last row).
Center seats will probably sell out first as this seating provides the
most possible interaction and participation. The side sections offer a
great view and also provide great interaction and participation.
Rear Orchestra (Zones 3 & 4) – Tier 2
The rear orchestra also consists of a center,
left and right section. The center section wraps around the sound
engineer station and, even though it is further back, offers fantastic
views of the stage.
There are at least ten seats available for
handicapped accessible seating. The locations of these can be seen in
the chart below. Accessible seating is only available for a
handicapped patron and a companion. If there is a party of four and one
of the four is in a wheelchair, two of the seats can be sold in the
accessible section while the other two seats need to be sold outside
of the accessible section. If a performance is sold out, handicapped
accessible seats may not be sold to non handicapped accessible
patrons. If accessible seats have not been sold by the day of the
performance, the seats are released for sale to the general public.
What is Blue Man Group?
Blue Man Group is a creative organization dedicated to creating exciting and innovative work in a wide variety of media. Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as “ground-breaking”, “hilarious”, visually stunning”, and “musically powerful.” These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multisensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. People from all over the world, from all walks of life and from all age groups have become fans of Blue Man Group’s show in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Berlin, Toronto, and London. Blue Man Group’s debut album, AUDIO was released on Virgin Records and was nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Pop Instrumental Album. One reviewer called it “a glorious wall of sound.” Their second album, THE COMPLEX, was released in 2003 and featured a number of guest vocalists. In addition to live shows and music, Blue Man Group has created installations, “happenings”, “unusual ads”, and a number of television-specific performances for “The Tonight Show”, several of which were nominated for Emmy awards.
How long has Blue Man Group been around? Can I see them anywhere else?
Blue Man Group began at the Astor Place Theatre in New York City in 1991. The show was then known as “Tubes.” They are still performing regularly at the Astor Place Theatre. In 1995, Blue Man Group opened a second show in Boston, at the Charles Playhouse. Blue Man Group debuted in Chicago, at the Briar Street Theatre, in October of 1997. Blue Man Group opened a fourth show in Las Vegas at the Luxor in 2000. The Complex Rock Tour, which took place in 2003, was an entirely different Blue Man production, created as a rock concert experience. In May of 2004, Blue Man Group opened its first international production in Berlin at the Potsdamer Platz Theatre. Blue Man Group opened a fifth show in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre in June of 2005. In September of 2005, Blue Man Group closed at the Luxor in Vegas to prepare for a grand opening at The Venetian on October 10th, 2005. Blue Man Group opened its sixth theatrical production in London at the New London Theatre in November of 2005. Blue Man Group will open a new production at the Theater Fabriek in Amsterdam on December 16th, 2006.
Is Blue Man Group appropriate for my child?
The show is recommend for children ages 5 and older due to safety concerns (the show is rather loud) and courtesy to other patrons. It is up to the Box Office or Front of House Manager to admit exceptions. All children must have a ticket and sit in their own seat. Complimentary earplugs to patrons are provided. If your child is sensitive to loud noises or frightened by loud music and strobe lights, this is probably not the show for them. If you are not sure if the show is appropriate for your child, we suggest that you see the show first and make a decision from your experience.
How loud is the show?
The show is very loud. Earplugs are available from the House Staff. Earplugs are recommended for children attending the show.
Will my (parents, sister, boss…you choose) like Blue Man Group?
People from all walks of life, from all over the world, and from all age groups have become fans of Blue Man Group. Any given night it is normal to have both sixteen year-olds and sixty year-olds sitting near each other, laughing out loud. It’s a great place for people to come to have fun.
How long is the show?
The Blue Man Group show is one hour and forty-five minutes long with no intermission.
What is the poncho section?
The first four rows of the theatre (Rows AA-DD) are the poncho section. If you sit there, you are provided with a poncho to wear, because the Blue Men work with some materials that splash around and can make a mess. Everything the Blue Men use is washable and edible (but don’t eat it). The ponchos have hoods and cover adults just past the knees. People in these seats should wear casual wear, nothing that would need to be dry cleaned. The poncho section is the most “interactive” part of the theatre.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code. It is a casual environment. Dress comfortably. People should not wear delicate attire (leather/silk/suede/dry cleanable) if they have poncho section seats.
If I’m running late, can I still get in?
Yes. Late patrons are seated at the discretion of House Management, at a time when seating them will not interrupt the show.
Where is the best place to sit?
All seats in the theatre provide a good view, with no obstructions. Naturally, customers would like to have the most centered seats, not far from the stage.
How is parking at the theatre?
The Blue Man Group theatre is located in Universal CityWalk in between Hard Rock Café and the entrance to Universal Studios theme park. All guests need to park at Universal’s parking garages which connect directly to CityWalk. Parking is only $3 after 6:00pm and $15 before 6:00pm.
How can I purchase Blue Man Group merchandise?
Our merchandise will be sold in our theatre lobby store at Universal Orlando or online at www.blueman.com.
I am sensitive to strobe lights. Is that a concern?
Strobe lights are used during two portions of the show. People sensitive to strobe lights should know this when deciding whether or not to attend the show. (Strobe lights may cause seizures to people with epilepsy). If people sensitive to strobes do decide to attend the show, they should alert the House Manager when they arrive. The House Manager will work with them to help them leave the theatre before the strobes happen, if that is their wish.