MONTREAL is COMPLETELY CIRCUS again this summer. A hybrid edition, combining digital production and indoor and outdoor shows, from July 8 to 18, 2021. To our great delight! Because we were looking forward to see you again.

MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is a Festival that brings people together across the city every July with a stunning circus program. For 11 days, Montreal moves to the rhythm of circus arts. Its venues, streets, parks, and sidewalks become stages to showcase colourful, high-flying performances from here and around the world.

An event not to be missed, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE presents diversity in all its forms and expressions by creating moments where the most talented artists from the circus world come together to perform.

Created in 2010, it is the result of a collective dream that brings together TOHU—the project’s driving force—along with the support of Cirque Éloize, Les7 doigts de la main, Cirque du Soleil, the National Circus School, and En Piste. Together, they pooled their expertise, resources and will to create the first North American international festival dedicated to circus arts.

TOHU, the driving force behind the Festival

Located at the heart of the Cité des arts du cirque, TOHU is a place of diffusion, creation, experimentation, and convergence between culture (CIRCUS), environment (EARTH) and community involvement (HUMAN). Since its inception in 2004, it has become a world reference for sustainable development.

A shining example—here and beyond

TOHU and MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE contribute to Montreal status as an international capital of circus arts, and participate to the incredible rise of Quebec’s circus scene by offering programming that allows the province to truly shine.

A market for professionals

The INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS MARKET (MICC), created in 2015 following a TOHU’s initiative, brings together over 200 professionals from the circus world circus during MONTREAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE. This 4-day event dedicated to conferences, workshops, meetings and discoveries contributes to highlight contemporary circus arts from here and elsewhere.
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Word from the direction

TOHU, together with Montreal circus players, Cirque du Soleil, Les 7 Doigts, Eloize, En Piste, national circus arts alliance and École nationale de cirque (National Circus School), has imagined a meeting of the circus planet in Montreal. A meeting with artists and companies from here and elsewhere, programmers, presenters, partners and especially with the public.

We wanted to make people discover this very rich contemporary art, sometimes unknown, which marries with an astonishing creativity all forms of art and generates encounters of a natural diversity that make it an art totally open to the world.

This meeting took place. The Festival was born, grew and developed rapidly thanks to all of you. Although it is not possible this year to offer the edition we had prepared, we took this opportunity to imagine a different meeting to continue to promote the circus arts in Montreal. That is how this edition was born, which we have named MONTREAL PRESQUE CiRQUE.

With you, we will continue to keep Montreal alive as the international capital of the circus arts.

We'll meet again soon!

Stéphane LAVOIE Executive and Programming Director



Created in 2010, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE has 13 editions under its belt.

Relive the highlights here by downloading past brochures.


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General Direction
Stéphane Lavoie
Executive and Programming Director
Virginie Lenoir
Executive Assistant
Nadine Marchand
Ruth Wikler
Deputy Director of Programming, Circus Arts
Sara Frattolillo
Project Manager, International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC)
Anaïs Devillers
Coordinator, Support for the Development of Circus Arts
Carolyne Vachon
Agent circuss outdoor programming
Guillaume Labelle
Outdoor events production Director
Catherine Pepin
Director of Operations
Stéphany Béliveau
Technical Director
Corinne Grosjean
Production Coordinator
Sarah Buisson
Administrative Agent
Stéphanie Champagne
Health Protocols Manager
Benoit Fisch
Chief engineer
Anaé Lajoie Racine
Antoine Bellemare
Frederik Dallaire
Chief rigger
Sundeep Patel
Security Coordinator
Communication and marketing
Julie Fournier
Directrice du marketing et des communications
Élise Mailhot-Paquette
Communications Manager
Anne-Sophie Durand
Marketing Manager
Daphnée Gilbert
Communications Agent - TOHU
Johanna Bettini
Gestionnaire Marketing Numérique et médias sociaux
Edith Paris
Graphic designer
Roy & Turner Communications
Press Relations
Administration and Finances
Marina Di Blasi
Administrative Assistant
Yves Chênevert
Building Superintendent
Etienne Lessard
Technician & Network Administrator
Pablo Maneyrol
Public Funding Manager
Laure Cherrière
Human Resources Manager
Annie Lefebvre
Human Resources Coordinator
Carmen Barrios
Human Resources Coordinator
Maxime Joly
Chief Accountant
Fernando Castro
Accounting Technician
Partnership and Philantropy
Sophie Desbiens
Partnerships and Philanthropy Director
Morgan Percher
Account manager partnerships and philanthropy
Programmation & production - Outdoor events
Nancy Cormier
Director of Operations and Promotors Events
Carlos Costa
Food and bars Manager
Production TOHU / Festival (indoor)
Maxime Bouchard
Technical Director - Indoor Programming
Éric Gingras
Production Director
Michel Fournier
Technical Director
Stéphane Pastre
Technical Coordinator - TOHU
Emmanuelle Violin
Administrative Assistant (contracts)
Abdelghani Yahoui
Administrative agent
Operations - Box Office - Festival Transports
Johanne Lavoie
Box Office and Operations Director
Sébastien David
Operation Assistant | Signage Coordinator
vincent Monette
Operation Coordinator
Daniel Dupuis
Volunteer leader
Olivier Léger-Leduc
Logistics coordinator
Nadine Meloche
Driver - Reception
Alain Gaudet
Driver - Reception
Xavier Baron
Driver - Reception
Jonathan Guillemette
Driver - Reception
Olivier Loiselle
Box Office Manager
Frédérique Renaud
Box office and reception agent
Carlo Vargas
Box office and reception agent
Valérie Charles
Box office and reception agent
Operations & promoter event
Nancy Cormier
Director of Operations and Promotors Events
Marie-Eve Paquet
Food and bars Manager
Maude Berthiaume, Lyne Chanez Saighi, Charlie Coombes, Rhita Harim, Jessica Molières, Belens Noel, Louis-Édouard Thouin-Poppe
Supervisor, Hospitality & Customer Services
Justine Maltais, Laurence Morissette, Raphael Michel, Jean-Sébastien Pouliot
Catering services supervisor
+ The all Reception Team / Box Office / Bistro / Venue and Parking / Janitor
Board of directors
Diane Lemieux
Chairman | - CEO of the Commission de la construction du Québec
Bernard Hébert
Vice Chairman - Lorange Leclair et Compagnie
Danick Lavoie
Treasurer - Norampac
Stéphanie Renauld
Board member - Operating partner, Private equity Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
Philippe Bourbonnais
Board member - GXB Leadership Associate
Stéphane Glorieux
Board Member - Keurig Canada President
Board member - Director, Legal, Privacy Officer, JTI-Macdonald Corp.
Dre Marguerite Mendell
Board member - Professor and Graduate Program Director, SCPA
Maryse Vermette
Board member - Éco Entreprises Québec CEO
Stéphane Lavoie
Executive and Programming Director
Administrator - Présidente et Conseillère en communications Zwart
Jan-Rok Achard
Charles-Mathieu Brunelle
Marc Lalonde
Gaétan Morency
Cirque du Soleil
École nationale de cirque
En Piste