IHQ Tour

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IHQ Tour

Planning to go to North America in Nov/Dec and was wondering about the possibility of IHQ tours. I know the website says "its a place of work so is restricted to employees only" but I know thats not always strictly true and I want to know if theres any ways of getting around it. (For example, their website also says the public can't go backstage at any shows, when of course we all know you can, and they even sell BTS tickets).

I know about the Les journees de la culture day but thats in September, so I'm wondering if theres something similar when I'll be there, or another way to get a tour. Any advice?

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Well I rocked up to the IHQ one day last winter and was basically turned away at the door.  Security told me there weren't any tours - though the gal I spoke with seemed like it was her first week on the job, so who knows...

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There are no public tours of IHQ. None.

Unless Cirque is having an open house, which they occasionally do (as in the Les journees de la culture day), there might be some bay open for you to visit, but otherwise, no, no tours. You will be turned away at the door.

If you are invited by someone you know working there, they may be able to give you a brief look-see around. But don't expect a stem-to-stern tour. There's plenty going on around there that Cirque doesn't want public eyes to see. :)

 

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That's unfortunate, fair enough of course. Thanks for the confirmation tho guys, at least I'll know what not to do (ie just rock up at the front)!

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The last two tours I know of were given to some fan who was either the billionth customer or whatever (can't remember the number), and then the host of the Cirque fan podcast. So I'm guessing you either have to win one of their contests, or be a member of the media.

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Ages ago they had a Cirque's biggest fan video when Michelle someone or another got an IHQ tour etc. I don't pretend I'm the biggest fan by a long shot, but how on earth did they choose THAT woman, even Im a bigger fan than her! She knew nothing about cirque, didnt even recognise the saltimbanco chair until she was explicitly told! And recently on Facebook she made some suprised comment that there was more than one Love Bird pair in Totem's. What kind of number one fan doesn't know that??? If that's their standard, we all deserve IHQ tours and custom Nico costumes!

Ok, rant over.

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She got the tour because she was the 1 millionth person to sign up for Cirque Club. I know, super jealous.

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"custom Nico costumes" hahaha I wish!

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