Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 01, 2014 11:00 ET

A Daring and Diverse Performing Arts Festival for Young Audiences

Government of Canada supports Les Coups de Theatre

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $65,000 in funding for the 13th edition of the biennial Les Coups de Théâtre, an international arts festival for young audiences. This support is provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

The festival, scheduled for November 16 to 23, 2014, will help children discover contemporary stories through new artistic practices in theatre, dance and music.

Quick Facts

  • Nearly 80 artists from 17 companies in Quebec, Europe and South America will be featured at a range of venues in Montréal.
  • An anticipated 8,000 visitors will be treated to 50 performances, some of which will be presented in their original language. Visitors will also be able to take part in creative workshops.
  • Eight Quebec productions will make their world premiere.


"I am delighted that our Government supports a project as rich and innovative as Les Coups de Théâtre, which offers young Canadians a wide range of artistic experiences."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Canadian Heritage has always been a major partner of Les Coups de Théâtre. Over the years, their trust in our organization has made it possible for us to develop a new audience for young people's contemporary theatre."

-Rémi Boucher, Founder, Artistic Director and General Manager, Les Coups de Théâtre

Associated Links

Les Coups de Théâtre

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage