Circus enthusiasts, this one’s for you: TOHU just revealed its 2018-2019 lineup, and it has tons of family-friendly fun. The theatre, located in St. Michel, offers year-round live circus performances and workshops for all ages. Here’s a rundown of this year’s fall and winter festivities:
Culture Day will be held on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Families can go on guided tours at the Cité des arts du cirque, as well as narrated strolls at Parc Frédéric-Back, where they might run into some colourful characters. There will also be open-air works of art created by members of TOHU, Cirque du Soleil and the National Circus School.
On the first Saturday of every month starting Oct. 6, kids aged 4-12 can participate in workshops that will take place at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Themes include fire, natural elements, construction materials and the spirit of collaboration.
On Oct. 14, parents and children can learn about bees and the urban environment during The Buzz Workshops. Participants will visit the pollinator pathways and see the hives, which will be followed by arts and crafts workshops.
TOHU will host a 55-minute production of Ceux qui n’existent pas, which tells the story of a young migrant girl held in captivity. The performance is suitable for ages 10 and up. Shows will be held on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19.
From Jan. 30 to Feb. 10, parents and children over 13 can check out a unique production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which incorporates circus acts and acrobatics in the performance.
TOHU Montreal is located on 2345 Jarry East in St. Michel.
For more information, visit tohu.ca/en/season.