Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique supports contemporary dance artists by offering spaces and services adapted to research, creation, advanced training and professional development. It proposes a diversified programming of master classes and workshops, as well as a Support for Artists Program dedicated to dance professionals (residencies, mentorships and support for training program).


Residencies: Circuit-Est offers, per year, one to two technical residencies (two weeks, 50 hours of studio per week, a support to production, access to the technical equipment of the Jeanne-Renaud studio, 30 hours of technical service [set-up, touch ups, strike] in addition to the support offered by Circuit-Est’s Technical Director and its Assistant), four to six studio residencies (between 20 hours and 40 hours) intended for emerging choreographers (generational or disciplinary), and one to two mentorships (40 hours), intended for research or creation projects, and giving the opportunity to emerging artists to work with experienced artists. [Call for Submissions: March for the next season]

Services: Advanced training activities, rehearsal studios rental at affordable prices, international exchanges, studio/technical residencies, cultural mediation activities, Hors Circuit (last minute studio rental at reduced prices), Vendredis portes ouvertes (advice regarding project elaboration), and Chorégraphes anonymes (collaborative sessions on issues related to creation/production)

Diffusion: Presentation of ongoing work by artists in residence, closing presentation of cultural mediation activities and showcase by company members during events such as OFF CINARS, OFFTA, etc.

Contact: Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault, 2022 Sherbrooke East St. and espace Saint-André: 1881 Saint-André St., Montréal, (514) 525-1569,,

Fleur d’asphalte

The mission of the studio is to encourage and facilitate training, creation and presentation for dance professionals. The studio is beginning to offer residences and a series of six performances (shared programs) per year.
Space dimensions: 640 square feet plus reception area
Seating capacity: 40 people (6 tables, 40 chairs)
Floor surface: hardwood floors
Other: reception area, piano, ballet bars, complete sound system.
Cost: call for rates
Contact: 6847 St-Hubert, 514-529-6635,,

Studio Bizz

Studio Bizz offers 10 studios for rent in Montreal with two locations in the heart of the city thus fulfilling the growing need for work spaces that are inspiring and versatile. Studio Bizz is a key place for teaching, creating and production of performing arts.

Residencies: Support for creation for artists and companies to give access to low price studios (between $ 8.5 and $ 11.5 hour). This program is open to independent artists and collectives of all ages, as well as non-profit organizations involved in dance, theater, singing and circus creations fields. The access to this residency program is very open.[Call for submission : At any time.

Services: Teachers at Studio Bizz Mont-Royal and Studio Bizz Iberville offer a variety of dance classes and other activites that you won’t find anywhere else in Montreal. Click directly on each class for more details. More than 100 courses are offered per week.

Ideal for live performances in dance, theater, circus, singing and stand-up comedy, this hybrid studio can now adapt to all types of projects. Without derogating from its original mandate to provide rehearsal and teaching rooms, Studio Bizz now offers a full range of services from creation to representation. A variable geometric shaped space.
- Prices: $350 + taxes + technicians
- Dimensions of the space: 35′ deep by 60′ wide.
- Ceiling height: 12′
- Seating capacity: 70 to 100 people
- Flooring: Flooring is made of 100% soundproof hardwood covered with a permanent ”Marley” type dance mat.

Contact: Studio Bizz Mont-Royal: 551 Mount-Royal Avenue Est, 3rd floor, Montreal, H2J 1W6, (514) 526-2499 // Studio Bizz Iberville: 2488 Mount-Royal Avenue Est, Montreal, H2H 1L3, (514) 526-2499,,

Danse à la Carte (DAC)

The mission of Danse à la Carte is to support, unite and strengthen the professional Montreal dance community by providing creation, professional development, networking and performance opportunities.


Residencies: Offers one to three (25h per week) of studio time and feedback sessions to a maximum of 12 choreographers. A creation fee between $250 and $500 is offered to four residency artists. Residency artists get a free access to classes throughout the residency. [Call for submissions: July and December].

Diffusion: Carte Blanche presents excerpts and short works by Montreal artists working in ballet, contemporary dance, urban dance, circus, and screendance.

Contact: 2 Ste-Catherine Est, MTL, H2X 1K4, (514) 573-5162, claudine.hebert@dansealacarte.com

Agora de la danse

Agora de la danse was the first permanent venue in Quebec devoted specifically to contemporary dance, and has been at the forefront of new dance creation and presentation for more than 25 years. In addition to offering a public performance venue for dance, Agora also co-produces avant-garde dance projects and provides long-term support for choreographers.


Residencies: counts artists in residency who are being offered space for research, creation and technique, and associate artists who receive support throughout the process of creating new work (usually 2 or 3 years). They also offer residency to performers as well as technical residency.
Presenting: Danse creations, shows, performances, hors-séries, and hors les murs.
Rental and self-production: offer five different spaces to rent

  • Prices: on request
  • Seating capacity: 50 to 400 seats
  • Accessibility: accessible to wheelchairs
  • Dimensions: 1,420 to 2,930 sf

Contact : Édifice Wilder , 102-1435 Bleury, Montréal, H3A 2H7, (514) 525-7575,,

La Serre – arts vivants

La Serre – arts vivants is a decisive incubator to improve the conditions under which emerging artists in the performing arts carry out their work. It positions itself as a collaboration agent between artists, various partners and the community. Artistically, La Serre – arts vivants promotes works and approaches that forge transparent links between the arts, nature and society and which foster encounters between the various disciplinary and sectorial sectors.


Residencies : In partnership with the Théâtre aux Écuries, You are here (YAH) is an annual intensive week of multidisciplinary creation for the graduates of the various performing arts schools in Montreal. Bringing together young artists, both Francophone and Anglophone, in dance, theatre, circus and performance, this unique event seeks to stimulate interest for innovative artistic practices. This one-week residency ends with three evenings of public representations. [Via call for submissions].

Services : Offer support to emerging artists (projects in research-creation, production and development), Les Ateliers de La Serre – arts vivants (co-working space, rehearsal spaces to rent and numerous activities offered to members). [Via call for submissions].

Diffusion : National and International Event productions (OFFTA festival, national and international curatorial projects). [Via call for submissions].

Contact : 1182 St-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2S5,,

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Located at the foot of Mount Royal, l’Espace Marie Chouinard is the creation space for Compagnie Marie Chouinard.


Residencies: Creative residencies (dance, drama, voice, photography, multimedia, etc.) are offered free of charge to artists, according to studios availability and evaluation of the application. An insurance policy is requested. [Applications are accepted year-round].


Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV

Located in the heart of Place des Arts, the Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV supports the research, creation and production of new choreographies. From initial concept to final production design, this fully equipped creation studio functions as an incubator for ideas and a catalyst for new talent.


Residency: CCOV offers long-term residency to a single choreographer who receives two-year support for the research and production of a large-scale work. This residency includes major production support and up to three year’s worth of touring support. Short-terms residencies are also being offered. They can be simple, as a one week of exclusive access to the creation studio or technical, as a one-two weeks of exclusive access to the creation studio plus up to $2000/week for technical expenses. [Via call for submissions].

Diffusion : The CCOV is a production house, not a presentation venue. This said, the CCOV’s Artistic Curator programs a variety of cultural mediation activities and other events designed to stimulate creative dialogue. For more information, visit the website and/or contact the CCOV directly.

Rental and auto-production : The creation studio is not available for presentation activities, but may be hired for rehearsals.

  • Price: Contact the CCOV for details
  • Dimensions: 16m75 x 16m15 (55’ x 53’) Grid height: 6m05 (19’10”)
  • Floor: Sprung, black battleship lino (Harlequin and Rosco carpets available)
  • Other: Complete lighting & sound systems, curtains, cyclorama

Contact: Place des Arts, 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, H2X 1Z8,,

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

MAI’s mission is to present and promote contemporary visual and performing art works, intercultural in nature. A center for development, MAI also offers residencies and mentorships. MAI has an intimate black box theatre, a large gallery, a café and two rehearsal studios. Rentals are possible.


Residencies: Offers residencies in studio rehearsal spaces and/or in performance spaces (theatre or gallery). Priority is given to programmed artists. Technical residencies are not remunerated, but funding can sometime be obtained through project grants. Applications must be received for residencies by November 30th (for either the theatre or gallery). Residencies are available from August to June of each year.
Services : Presenter, facilitator, mentorship program.
Diffusion : Call for proposals,  November 30th of each year
Auto-production: MAI offers its gallery, theatre (black box), café and two rehearsal studios.

  • Rates: 425$/day + technical needs
  • Theater Grid height: 12 ft 6 in
  • Capacity: Multiple options (75 to 139 seats)
  • Floor: Wood/masonite, danse mat
  • Other: Dressing rooms, shower, box office, coat check, staff members, café and bar.
  • Accessibility: Yes

Contact: 3680 Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, H2X 2K5, (514) 982-1812,

Eastern Bloc

Since 2007, Eastern Bloc has been at the forefront of digital art dissemination, promotion and production in Quebec. The vision at Eastern Bloc is to explore and push the creative boundaries situated at the intersection of art, technology, and science, as well as all other emerging digital practices. The gallery can be rented for private creation or public events.


Residencies: offers two residencies per year (from November to April). Eastern Bloc’s residency program is an opportunity for artists and audiences to critically engage in the artistic process, with a focus on DIY and open source culture as well as the political discourse surrounding contemporary digital culture, with a special consideration for pedagogy and technological democratization. [Via call for submissions].

Services: offers 10 workshops per year, access to a lab with equipment and machine, conferences, meet-ups around sound arts.

Presenting: offers events (Tombola, Nuit blanche, Ibrida Pluri, Dj-Q, Akousma, etc.), performances, exhibitions, interventions all year long. In addition, Sight & Sound Festival seeks out the best and most provocative and outstanding work of digital art currently being made by international and local emerging artists.

Rental and auto-production:

  • Prices: $360+per night
  • Stage Dimensions  : 3,500 s.f. (main space)
  • Capacity: 120 seated persons (200 standing)
  • Floor: unfinished hardwood floors.
  • Other: audiovisual equipement, kitchen and bar
  • Accessibility: stairs, freight elevator by a loading dock

Contact: 7240 Clark,Montréal, H2R 2Y3, (514) 284-2106,,