The Mirage is a casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It was the world's most expensive resort, completed at a cost of $630 million. It was also among the world's largest hotels. The Mirage was the first megaresort to open on the Las Vegas Strip, and its success prompted a building boom in the 1990s for other large resorts along the Strip.
The Mirage opened with several non-traditional attractions for a Las Vegas casino, including animal habitats for dolphins and tigers, and an indoor tropical forest display. Its primary attraction is an artificial volcano that erupts nightly, providing free entertainment in front of the resort. In 1990, the Mirage debuted a magic show by Siegfried & Roy, who performed there for nearly 14 years. The resort also hosted Cirque du Soleil's first Las Vegas show, Nouvelle Expérience, which opened in 1992. Cirque du Soleil would return to the property in 2006, with the debut of Love, a show featuring music by the Beatles.
The show, titled Love, opened in June 2006 and features music by the Beatles. Giant banners advertising the show were added onto the hotel tower. The show has been successful, receiving eight million visitors as of 2016. The show had been in development for years. The revamped theater includes 2,000 seats, the largest of any Cirque du Soleil stage in Las Vegas. It has 6,000 speakers.