Culture day


The must-see event of the re-entry, the Journées de la culture are now firmly part of the cultural landscape of Quebec. The 23rd edition will once again stop at TOHU and will offer free interactive interactive arts discovery and appreciation activities. Among these, one without a net will offer you the opportunity to attend the running numbers and to discuss with the artists about their creative process. In addition to this special presentation, TOHU will offer a guided tour of the open-air works, the circus and circus exhibitions of the City's public art program, as well as activities related to the exhibition of the moment.

Here are a few highlights:

Open-air art guided tours - At 10 am and 1:45 pm

Let our educational squad guide you through the Cité des arts du cirque and see Explositions by La Marche du Crabe and open-air works of art courtesy of TOHU, Cirque du Soleil and the National Circus School. Outdoor tours.
Meeting point: TOHU hall
Departure: 10 am

*Cancelled in case of rain

**NB: Please note that the 10:00 a. m. & 1:45 guided tours of the outdoor artwork from TOHU are cancelled due to rain. **

Do you know Sans Filet? - From 2:30 pm to 4:30

It is a welcomed TOHU initiative that showcases the talent of artists in an icebreaker setting. An ideal opportunity to admire them at a crucial phase, as they test out their act before an audience. A rare moment prior to the blooming of a new act, facilitated by an art mediator, who channels messages between the artist and the audience. Take a front-row seat to discover today’s circus… or rather tomorrow’s as a VIP ! You will be able to see among other things juggling numbers, fabric and aerial hoop and more !

Artists present:

  • Jimmy Gonzalez (Juggling)
  • Noeli Acoba (Corde lisse)
  • Teo Spencer (Silks)
  • Samantha Sterman (Cube Aerial)
  • Brandon Miyazaki (Aerial Hoop)

CREATION WORKSHOP WITH SHANNA STRAUSS - from 11am to 12:30pm, in the Espace Cascades de la TOHU

On the occasion of the Journées de la culture at La TOHU, artist Shanna Strauss will propose to transfer images onto wood and decorate them with her. Drawing, painting and pyrography will be used to create unique works. A great opportunity to leave with a work inspired by the techniques used by the artist in the exhibition.

Places are limited. To reserve a place, click here!

Come try our new playground!

On your next visit to the Cité des arts du cirque take a moment to discover the brand new TOHU game module ! Following the collective efforts of several volunteers in September, a brand new game module was created on the TOHU's ground. Taking the form of an acrobatic path, the module is perfect to stretch your legs and inspire the next generation of circus artists!



La marche du crabe_ is the union of Sandy Bessette and Simon Fournier, artists creators of live shows of all types. Their work blends the vocabulary of their various fields: dance, improv and theatre. Whether it be through improv, a chorus, a stage or street performance, the relationship between art and the public is a main focus for this troupe created in 2012.