General conditions

The information that follows is intended to provide a general overview of the working conditions of Cirque du Soleil artists, according to the type of show in which they perform (Big Top touring shows, arena touring shows or resident shows). As these conditions are subject to change, this information may not necessarily reflect current conditions accurately even though we try our best to keep it as up to date as possible. Please note that the conditions that apply to Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour are not included in this section.

Overview of general conditions on Big Top touring shows:

  • Generally, our artists are offered one- or two-year contracts at a very competitive salary.
  • Artists can usually expect to train an average of 12 hours a week.
  • Lodging is provided in the form of a private room at a hotel.
  • Market allowance is provided.
  • Typically, our Big Top touring shows perform 300 to 350 times a year.


Overview of general conditions on arena touring shows:

  • Generally, our artists are offered one- or two-year contracts at a very competitive salary.
  • Artists can usually expect to train an average of 12 hours a week.
  • Lodging is provided in the form of a private room at a hotel.
  • Market allowance is provided.
  • Typically, our arena touring shows perform 270 to 310 times a year.


Overview of general conditions on resident shows:

  • Generally, our artists are offered one- or two-year contracts at a very competitive salary.
  • Artists can usually expect to train an average of 12 hours a week.
  • Lodging is provided until two weeks after the artist’s integration into the show.
  • During the creation period of a new show, lodging is provided throughout the process in Montreal and for four weeks when the production moves to its resident city.
  • Typically, our resident shows perform 380 to 470 times a year.