It’s Circus Time!

2 December 2022 to 16 April 2023

Relive the greatest moments of the circus from here

It’s Circus Time! is dedicated to the evolution of the circus arts in Québec—from pioneering, like the famous Louis Cyr, to street performers, the first acrobat families, and modern-day companies whose renown has spread beyond our borders. The exhibition places a special emphasis on seven Québec-based troupes: Les 7 Doigts, Flip Fabrique, Machine de Cirque, Cirque Alfonse, Cirque Éloize, Cavalia, and Cirque du Soleil. Through generous loans from some fifteen lenders, the exhibition features about 150 objects as well as video, photos and interactives. Visitors also get to peek behind the scenes of the circus, exploring the art form’s various disciplines, life on tour, the preparation that goes into a performance, and post-circus life. A show zone allows visitors to relive emotional high points in the Québec circus milieu. A celebration of the originality and daring of these troupes that have set today’s international standards!

© Pointe-à-Callière/ Romain Guilbault

Play your part in a fun, family-friendly exhibition

Young and old alike are invited to join the circus! Climb into a mini clown car, test your balance and coordination, and try your hand at an interactive game to discover your inner circus artist! These experiences and more promise to make this exhibition a memorable one for the whole family!

It’s Circus Time! is produced by Pointe-à-Callière and made possible through the financial support of the Government of Québec and with the participation of the Government of Canada.

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