Cirque du Soleil’s International Headquarters features state of the art facilities that allow our team of dreamers to create stunning shows that push the limit of the imagination. Take a virtual tour of our headquarters and see where magic is made.

Aerial Acrobat

The Creative Hub Where Shows Are Dreamt Up

“My dream has always been to attract the best talent the world has to offer to Cirque, and that dream is still alive. I hope that the studio continues to become a home to creative people all over the world. Each of them is essential to what we do. They deserve all the credit in the world.” Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil.

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Cirque du Soleil performance studio

Performance Studios

This isn’t your typical office! This wing of our International Headquarters includes three acrobatic training rooms, a dance studio, a studio-theater, and a gym. After our casting department recruits new circus artists, Cirque du Soleil hosts them at their International Headquarters for preparatory training before joining a shows cast. Training can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, as the performers become familiar with what is required to bring this creation to life.

Our performance studio is multi-purpose. Alongside its use as a space for our circus artists to develop their skills, it also functions as a development center for new equipment and acrobatic techniques for the companies many projects. Ongoing research is conducted by an experienced team of trainers and riggers, as they work to create new and exciting acts to stun fans around the world. The performance studio hires a team of gifted engineers and advanced technology specialists who aid in making these new dreams become a reality!

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Cirque du Soleil international headquarters

International Headquarters

Though Cirque du Soleil now puts on shows across the globe, we have not forgotten our Quebec roots! Our International Headquarters is located in Montreal; a laboratory of imagination filled with the world’s best creative minds, craftspeople, and experts in all fields related to the arts. This unique creative environment allows artists and creators to collaborate and experiment, birthing new acts that will ignite imaginations around the world. Several local offices worldwide also provide direct support to our employees on-site.

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Gardener and vegetables

Urban Renewal and Sustainability

Cirque du Soleil’s International Headquarters stands proudly in the Montreal borough of Saint-Michel, on the site of the former Miron sandpit and the Montreal Waste Treatment and Disposal Centre. Its 1997 construction was part of a larger Saint-Michel initiative: an urban development program where Cirque du Soleil embodies the cultural center of the borough’s Environmental Complex. The landscape surrounding the building is also put to use in creative ways. In keeping with Cirque du Soleil’s creative philosophy, the property has been turned into a vibrant food garden the shifts and adapts with the seasons. Beautiful shrubs, apple trees, and rose bushes grow from the soil, as our International Headquarters gardeners tend to the space they have created. The vegetables and herbs grown here are used to prepare employee meals, with surplus garden food shared among them.

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