Montreal Sights

Place des Arts

  • 175 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest Map It
  • Downtown
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 10/26/2015

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Montréal's primary performing-arts complex has been undergoing a major renaissance. The center's main lobby was completely refurbished in 2010 and a new 2,000-seat concert hall for the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal opened on the northeast corner of the site in the fall of 2011, fulfilling a decades-old dream of Montréal music lovers. Place des Arts is also the centerpiece of the city's Quartier des Spectacles, a square kilometer dedicated to arts and culture, with performance halls, dance studios, broadcasting facilities, and recording studios. The huge plaza in front of the complex is a favorite gathering place for locals and visitors—especially during the Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs, when it's packed with free concerts and entertainment. A C$34.2 million makeover to the arts center's esplanade was recently announced, to be completed in 2018, with plans for it to function as a giant outdoor stage.

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175 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, Québec, H2X 1Z8, Canada

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514-842–2112-tickets; 514-285–4200-administration


Published 10/26/2015


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