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A Free, Unique Walk-Through Theatre Experience on Québec City Streets

Credit: Philippe Ruel

Make the most of the first warm evenings of spring with a unique cultural experience in the streets of Québec City—it’s completely free and suitable for everyone! Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…?, presented by Carrefour international de théâtre, will take place on Parliament Hill from May 24 to 27 and May 31 to June 3. This theatrical happening is sure to move you!

Marvel at the Unique Concept

Thousands of spectators take to the streets of Québec City each year for this outdoor theatre circuit that has become a must-see event. If you haven’t experienced this wild adventure yet, don’t miss your chance this year! Come as a couple, with family, or with friends—whether you’re avid theatre-goers or not, you’ll get a kick out of the original performances and festive atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to stroll through Québec City for an entertaining and out-of-the-ordinary night out.

Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…? is an immersive theatre experience that challenges spectators to think about the message of each performance. The circuit runs continuously Thursday to Sunday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and there will also be a special performance for families with young children on June 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Make a Night of it

Dining | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

We encourage you to get there early! You can stroll down Grande Allée or Avenue Cartier before going to see the performances. Stop for an aperitif on a patio—you’ll be amazed by the variety and quality of restaurants on these two bustling streets. Afterwards, head to the performance of your choice to kick off your unforgettable theatre-filled evening!

Watch the performances in any order you like or over several evenings by taking in one or two per evening. The format is completely adaptable. You can watch a performance more than once and have a completely different experience depending on where you’re standing.

Immerse Yourself in Five Weird-and-Wonderful Worlds

Carrefour International de theatre

Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…? is a series of five original pieces interpreted by talented performers. Let 32 actors transport you to a poetic and colourful world in Les Nervures secrètes. Have an immersive sensory experience that puts you in the centre of a political protest with La souricière. Marvel at Le 7e continent and its singer’s impressive gown made of over 8,000 recycled plastic bottles. Walk through a unique world entirely set to Ravel’s famous piece, Bolero, in Mouvement perpétuel. Finally, step into Québec City’s past as a manufacturing city with La grande manufacture.

Did you Know?

In addition to the walk-through theatre experience, Carrefour international de théâtre will be putting on ten plays in theatres around the city from May 22 to June 8.

Enjoy yourself!

 

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