Members of the Association québécoise de la marionnette (AQM) have been working to make their dream come true since 2010: establishing the Maison international des arts de la marionnette (MIAM – International House of Puppetry Arts) and joining a worldwide network of puppetry centres. Casteliers, a specialized puppet theatre presenter, teamed up with the AQM to make this vision a reality in the Outremont borough, now a member of the Association des villes amies de la marionnette (AVIAMA – International Association of Puppet-Friendly Cities). Eight years after first floating the idea, the MIAM opened its doors at 30 St-Just Avenue in Montréal.



Founded in 2005, CASTELIERS is a non-profit specialized presenter dedicated to puppetry arts. Its general objectives are the programming and presentation of shows, exhibits and films related to puppetry arts, the organization of national and international events, and cultural mediation activities. 

CASTELIERS focuses its efforts to ensure that puppetry is recognized as an art form in its own right. CASTELIERS presents outstanding shows, in both traditional and contemporary forms, which appeal to family and adult audiences.



Québec Association of Puppeteers (Association québécoise des marionnettistes – AQM)

Founded in 1981, the Québec Association of Puppeteers (Association québécoise des marionnettistes – AQM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and development of puppetry arts. It brings together practitioners, companies and professional artists from the Québec puppeteering community, as well as cultural organizations and anyone interested in puppetry arts.