MONTREAL is COMPLETELY CIRCUS again this summer from July 4 to 14, 2024.

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

La TOHU, together with Les joueurs cirque de Montréal, Cirque du Soleil, Les 7 Doigts, Eloize, En Piste, le regroupement national des arts du cirque and l'École nationale de cirque, has imagined a meeting of the world of circus in Montreal. A meeting with artists and companies from here and abroad, programmers, presenters, partners and, above all, the public.

We wanted to introduce the public to this rich, sometimes little-known contemporary art form, which blends with astonishing creativity in all art forms and generates naturally diverse encounters, making it an art totally open to the world.

The Festival was born, grew and developed rapidly thanks to all of you. Its tremendous growth confirms its great potential, and we can continue to dream, design and plan its future and evolution, always with creativity, innovation and discovery as the driving forces that bring us together.

We're extremely excited and fully motivated to continue creating and offering rich, unique experiences that will evoke magical moments and real emotions.

With you, we'll continue to make Montreal the international capital of circus arts.

Many thanks.

Stéphane LAVOIE
*General and Programming Director


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

Relive the highlights here by downloading past brochures.


Destination TOHU and Festival 2021 programming


2019 Programming


2018 programming


2017 programming


2016 programming


Program 2015


Program 2014


program 2013


Program 2012


Program 2011


Program 2010


General Direction
Stéphane Lavoie
Executive and Programming Director
Pascale Bélanger
Executive Producer
Guillaume Labelle
Le Géant
Nadine Marchand
Productrice Le Géant
Olivier Brunet
Directeur technique et opération
Johanne Lavoie
Directrice logistique
Aaron Marquise
Coordinator International Market for Contemporary Circus (MICC)
Thomas Lenglart
Responsable programmation cirque
Claire Liberge
Artistic Planning Officer
Luc Savard
Dir. Adjoint programmation – Activités culturelles, éducation et loisirs
Communication and marketing
Julie Fournier
Directrice du marketing et des communications
Yannick Dery
Communications Director
Anne-Sophie Durand
Marketing Manager
Johanna Bettini
Digital Marketing manager
Éléonore Le Grand
Coordonnatrice, médias sociaux
Daphnée Gilbert
Communications and Marketing Project Manager
Zeineb Ben Amor
Chargée de projets, marketing et promotion
Edith Paris
Graphic designer
Lina Aguirre
Roy & Turner Communications
Press Relations
Box Office
Olivier Beauséjour
Box Office Manager
Noémie Soyez
Responsable de l’accueil et de la billetterie
Partnership and Philantropy
Sophie Desbiens
Partnerships Manager
Morgan Percher
Account manager partnerships
Diance Simon
Sales and Development Manager
Administration and Finances
Marina Di Blasi
Administrative Assistant
Pablo Maneyrol
Public Funding Manager
Laure Cherrière
Human Resources Manager
Mikaelle Trudel
Directrice de production de la programmation extérieure
Lena Basset
Adjointe de production
Janie Leblanc-Bonenfant
Chargée de projets opérations
Michel Bisson
Assistant aux opérations
Sebastien Ruiz
Directeur technique
Pascal Lacas
Assistant directeur technique
Marie Lytwynuk
Coordonnatrice technique
Christel Lafleur
Coordonnatrice logistique
Quartier général
Claire Renaud
Scénographe QG
Evelyne Shannon Drouin
Responsable QG, bureau et loges
Marie-Eve Morisette
Responsable QG, bureau et loges
Marie-Sophie McKinnon
Responsables bénévoles
Pascal Lcas
Directeur Technique QG, bureau et loges
Production TOHU / Festival (indoor)
Patricia Charbonneau
Directrice de production
Marc-Olivier Magnan
Directeur technique
Marjorie Lefebvre
Directrice technique
Myriam Tremblay
Responsable logistique et transport
Annie Bélanger
Coordonnatrice technique
Operations & promoter event
Nancy Cormier
Director of Operations and Promotors Events
+ The all Reception Team / Box Office / Bistro / Venue and Parking / Janitor
Jan-Rok Achard
Charles-Mathieu Brunelle
Marc Lalonde
Gaétan Morency
Cirque du Soleil
École nationale de cirque
En Piste