Each custom-made costume and accessory for every one of Cirque du Soleil’s shows is created in the workshops at our International Headquarters in Montreal. All manner of specialists (shoemakers, hatters, textiles, dressmakers, lacemakers, carpenters, etc.) work meticulously to design and produce these elements of a show.
Opening its doors in early 2001, The Workshops section of the International Headquarters houses office spaces and production workshops, including the enormous costume workshop, as well as workshops for shoes, hats, accessories, clothing design and fitting rooms.
Cirque du Soleil various workshops are filled with nearly 400 craftspeople bringing to life more than 25,000 elements (hats, shoes, dresses, shirts, etc.) for the 21 Cirque du Soleil shows performing today. The clothing design team, alone, uses almost 130 kilometers of diverse fabrics, annually, while 80% of those materials are treated and dyed on the spot by our textile design team.