The École de cirque de Québec offers professional and recreational training activities, produces and presents circus events for the general public and is an important social player in its community. The ECQ is a non-profit organization with an artistic, educational and community vocation. It aims to be a training centre of international calibre, open to a diversity of audiences and offering a variety of approaches that contribute to its distinctive character. It encourages research, creation and involvement in its community. Located in the former Saint-Esprit church in the heart of Quebec City, the ECQ offers a unique learning space.