Machine de Cirque

From Machine de Cirque
Québec City, Canada

Hello? Is anyone out there? Five fellows of MACHINE DE CIRQUE are building a contraption to communicate with the outside world. Thing is, their fun-loving natures keep distracting them! Before you can say "over and out," these awe-inspiring acrobats are swinging by their toes high above the stage, bicycling upside-down and backwards, and flipping and flying off teeterboards. Making mayhem of their scrap metal set with a live percussive soundscape, this quirky crew of daredevils sure knows how to manufacture endless comedic madness.

"Spectacular circus routines and immensely gifted performers"The Boston Globe "Intoxicatingly euphoric...There's everything here: The great acrobatic feats, the comedy, the sincerity, and terrific music!"WGBH News "Boundary-shattering performance"New Haven Independent



Performance Facts

Performance Facts

60 minutes with no intermission

Tickets start at $17.
Individual prices display during seat selection.

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What Kind of Show?

What Kind of Show?
Contemporary circus and acrobatics with live music

Edgy vibe and offbeat humor


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms on stage in Machine de Cirque for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know Machine de Cirque

The man behind the machine—Machine de Cirque, that is—is Vincent Dubé, an artist with 22 years of circus experience and an engineering degree under his belt. That, plus the company's mission to aligning arts, technology and circus, and the origin of the name makes for an easy equation. Much like a machine relies upon its parts, Machine de Cirque's spirit is highly collaborative and the five founding performers from their inaugural production in 2015 have a say in all artistic decisions.

Did You Know?

  • Acrobats Maxim Laurin and Ugo Dario trained for over a year in order to set a Guinness World Record for most consecutive backflips on a teeterboard with an astounding 101 flips. The video was broadcast in the heart of Times Square!
  • Despite the show's technical title, parts of the production were developed during 15-hour days in a barn without heat. Québec City winters are quite cold too; average high temperatures regularly struggle to breach 20 degrees Fahrenheit and snowfall is common!
  • Collectively, the company counts some big name collaborators including Cirque du Soleil and Robert Lepage.


All The Way From...

Québec City
...Québec City


La Fresque des Québécois, the first of several frescoes commissioned for the city's quadricentennial, illustrates the story of Québec City and pays homage to over fifteen historical figures, authors and artists.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

Seating Chart • Virtual Tour



Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

Public Transit & Parking Map • Neighborhood & Partner Discounts


Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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In addition to regularly available lobby activities, look for the following symbols to identify additional programs at specific performances:
Autism Friendly Performance icon Autism-Friendly   Sign-Interpreted Performance icon Sign-Interpreted
Talk-Back icon Talk-Back   Audio Described Performance icon Audio-Described

September 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
23 24 25 26 27 287 pm 292 pm 7 pmTalk Back
3012 pm 4 pm 1 2 3 4 5 6

October 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
30 1 2 3 4 57 pmSign Interpreted 62 pm 7 pm
712 pm 4 pm 8 9 10 11 12 13
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Questions icon For information about last minute ticket availability and wait lists for Sold Out public performances or for help with any question, call Ticket Services at 646.223.3010.

New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.