The Underground Circus, a professional circus company on Canada’s West Coast.
The Underground Circus, TUC for short, is a professional circus performance company and training studio base in Vancouver, BC. If you are looking to host an event that your guests and clients will never forget, we can create the perfect awe-inspiring, sophisticated, and/or quirky circus performance to fit almost any event need.
For those looking to take the next step in circus arts, diversify their current circus arts training, or expand their training regime for other sports and performance disciplines…you have come to the right place.
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Our Circus Roots
Twenty years ago, Peter Boulanger and Ninon Parent were performing as Tesseract, travelling around the world working at festivals, special events, cruiseships, and symphony orchestras. Based out of Vancouver BC, they found training circus arts in the city quite lonely compared to the larger circus community in Montreal.
To combat lonely training days, they invited a few friends to join them, and after a year or so were able to start offering two or three acts for special events. For a short time, they performed under the name Cirque Phoenix, but a desire to embody the slightly subversive feel of their circus life on the west coast, they took the name “The Underground Circus” to truly represent their new found company.
The focus has always been to create professional level innovative circus arts, and in doing so The Underground Circus has become recognized as the premier circus company in Western Canada.