2024 Festival


The 7th edition of the Montreal Clown Festival
Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28, 2024
Le Gésù – Centre de Créativité
1200 Rue de Bleury, Montreal



04.25 – 19 h 30
MTL Clowns in partnership with MainLine Theatre

MC Alec Jones-Trujillo
12 New Works

All ages – French/English/Non-verbal


Festival Cabaret: The Big, Big Deal

04.26 – 20 h
MCs Becky Priebe & Philippe Thibaudeau

Jamie Adkins, Joel Baker, Moshe Cohen, Amrita Kaur Dhaliwal,  Emily Jeffers, Dolorèze Léonard,  Raphaëlle Pépin, Marie-Pierre Petit. 

All ages – Bilingual with LSQ interpretation


Cirk’ Alors !

04.27 – 11 h
Compagnie In Toto (Québec)
For kids and familes 3 years and over – non-verbal 

CIRK’ ALORS : Miniature circus for the DIY clown.

​Mario a un Incroyable Talent

04. 27 – 12 h
Hugues Sarra-Bournet (Montreal)
All ages – French, English, non-verbal

Winner of the 2022 Frankie Award for Best Clown Show, Montreal Fringe Festival

Driving Around

04.27 – 15h30
Amrita Kaur Dhaliwal (Los Angeles)
Adult – English
Post-show discussion with the Artist

18 + confronting themes: gun violence, race

​​“Sneakily powerful” ~ Chicago Stage & Screen

Variety show – Triple Bill

04.27 – 19 h 30
Avner Eisenberg as Avner the Eccentric
with Jamie Adkins and Laurette & Arlette

All ages – non verbal
Post-show discussion with the Artists

Old God

04.27 – 22 h
Alec Jones-Trujillo (Las Vegas)
Adult – English

Winner of the 2023 Frankie Award for Best Clown Show, Montreal Fringe Festival


Walter EGO

04.28 – 12 h
L’Aubergine (Québec)

Children’s Programming

all ages – non-verbal 


04.28 – 13 h & 19 h
Nacho Con Salsa (Montréal)

All ages -non-verbal

Inside Ethel: OUTSIDE

04.28 – 13 h 30
NACS (Not Another Clown Show) Productions (Toronto)

All ages – non-verbal 


04.28 – 19 h 30
Candy Roberts (Vancouver) 
Adult – English
Post-show discussion with the artist

18+ Nudity, Course Language, Strobe 

Gear Down Big Rig, you might just shed a tear, and bust a gut!

OUTdoor program


Les Robert

04.26 – 17 h & 18 h 30

LaboKracBoom, Sherbrooke

Construction Guys

04.27 – 17 h

Hercinia Arts Collective/Trellis Arts, Toronto


New Recipes – Showcase of NEW WORKS

MTL Clowns In partnership with MainLine Theatre
Coaching/Direction: Gabe McKinney (Director, Old God)
April 25, 10-5 PM / performance at 7:30 PM
12 participants – split into 2 groups of 6
50$ + tax

Under the direction of Gabe McKinney (Director, Old God; Speigleworld; Dell-Arte graduate and guest teacher), we offer a one-day, high-stakes artist experience to develop and present a short new work presentation on the opening night of the 4-day Clown festival. Pre-requisites: Come with a 5-minute turn or idea you have never performed before.

Introduction to Eccentric Performance Principals

Avner Eisenberg
April 28, 3:30-6:30 PM
75$ + tax

The final day of the festival, join the legendary Avner Eisenberg for a 3-hour workshop on ECCENTRIC PERFORMANCE PRINCIPALS. In English.



​Clown Duo – From Complicity to Competition

Pedro Fabião
April 24-25-26

A journey for clown duos starting in the relationship of Complicity: the paradise of acceptance and imagination where conflict between the two clowns is inexistent; to the relationship of Competition: where the differences between them create the story, conflict is welcomed and the impulses & individuality of each are necessary.

Experienced clown artists may register individually, but be prepared to work in duos during the workshop. A partnership with the Montreal Clown Festival, Fondation Dr. Clown and NAFHCO.