50 years of great research
Discover the Vibrant Public Art Scene of Québec City
In recent years, citizens and visitors of Québec City have had the chance to appreciate different forms of public art presented in the streets or on various sites of the city carefully chosen for their aesthetic, historical, architectural or inspirational qualities. Here is a selection of these urban gems!
Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec
Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…?
Since 2009, this walk-through experience presented on 3 weekends by the City of Québec leads thousands of spectators into unlikely places, plunging them into unique and extraordinary worlds crafted by artists from various horizons (visual arts, music, theatre, dance, performance art…).
Passages insolites (Unusual Passages)
Presented since 2014, Passages insolites is a public art circuit of 14 playful, intriguing installations by local, national and international visual artists and architecture collectives that questions our relation to the world and the urban space. Singular and surprising works of art emerge spectacularly in the central districts of Québec city.
École de cirque de Québec (Québec City Circus School)
This circus school owns and has refurbished the old Saint-Esprit Church located in the heart of the Vieux-Limoilou district in Québec City. Respect for its architectural heritage combined with modern rental improvements makes it without a doubt an exceptional place. It is the only public professional circus school in Canada, and also offers a recreational component. It is a non-profit organization with values that preaches respect, openness and rigor.
360 Virtual Tour
Contemporary circus outdoor shows
The best moments of the 5 free summer circus shows presented by FLIP FabriQue, offered by the City of Québec at the Old Port Agora (2015-2018) and Place Jean-Béliveau (2019).
Robert Lepage, Ex Machina
Le Moulin à images (The Image Mill)
A free visual, auditory and sensory outdoor show presented in Québec City's Old Port from 2008 to 2013. The great moments of the city’s history were presented in an original architectural projection on the immense surface of the silos of the Bungee Company, covering the equivalent of 25 IMAX screens.
Le fils d'Adrien danse
Esprit Libre - Danser Miro
An original choreographic performance presented in 2019 within the Miró exhibition at the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, a recent architectural building covered entirely in glass, providing great transparency and bathed in natural light.