Some of Montreal’s streets are about to turn into an open-air circus ring.
From July 4 to 14, The Montreal Circus Festival, known as LA RUE COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE, will use the streets, parks, and sidewalks of the Quartier des Spectacles as stages to showcase colourful, high-flying performances.
With the pooled support of Cirque Éloize, Les7 doigts de la main, Cirque du Soleil, and the National Circus School, LA RUE COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE has become the first North American outdoor international festival dedicated to circus arts.
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The festival includes tightrope walkers, trapeze art, balancing and trampoline acts, fire art, jugglers, gymnastics, live music, human pyramids, and participatory activities for all ages as these master street performers use the urban landscape as their stages.
Tightrope, trampoline, hammock and trapeze workshops will be offered to guests, supervised by trained professionals to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for circus-hopefuls.
Details for LA RUE COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE’s indoor ticketed shows are available online but the outdoor performances are free to attend.
Official programming and times for the free shows will be announced in mid-June and we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
When: July 4 to 14
Where: Quartier de Spectacles