As if Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles won’t be a big enough circus with Just for Laughs, it will concurrently decorate the streets of Montreal with an actual circus in July.
From July 5 to 15, 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.
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.
Large-scale shows will be presented at 7:15 pm and 10:15 pm every day during the fest at Émilie-Gamelin Park.
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.
LA RUE COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is free to attend.
When: July 5 – 15 (off day on July 9)
Time: 5:30 pm – 11 pm
Where: Spread out among the Quartier des Spectacles