Cirque du Soleil (pronounced: [siʁk dy sɔ.lɛj], “Circus of the Sun”) is a Canadian entertainment company. It is the largest theatrical producer in the world.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix.
In 2015, TPG Capital, Fosun Capital Group and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec purchased 90% of Cirque du Soleil. The sale received regulatory approval from the Government of Canada on 30 June 2015.