Circus hub

Home of the circus by Cirque Hors Piste

A circus hub that brings together social circus, open training, creative projects, and circus recreation in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Thanks to a unique partnership with the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough, Cirque Hors Piste is managing the Emmanuel-Arthur-Doucet building to develop a unique creative space for youth, artists, and the community.


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Social Circus Activities

In addition to our social circus intervention programs, the CHP Venue will also bring together other social circus organizations: Centre Sablon and the Transition école-vie active en déficience physique (TEVA) program from the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. This coexistence will facilitate more interactions between youth, practitioners, and social circus managers.

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Open Training

Are you a circus artist? Our new open training program provides professional and emerging circus artists with an opportunity to train independently while having access to basic circus equipment. In a spirit of cooperation and interaction, artists can refine their skills in a friendly and creative environment, all while being role models for young people.

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Studio Rental

A dance studio and a multi-purpose studio are available for rent to meet the needs of circus artists. Learn more about what could become the perfect space for your creative activity, right in the heart of the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough. With abundant windows, accessible rooms, and several additional services, don’t wait and book your studio today.

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Circus Recreation

CCSE Maisonneuve will offer a cultural recreation program focusing on circus arts for the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve community.

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