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  • 1. Cirque du Soleil


    This amazing circus is one of Montréal's great success stories. The company—founded in 1984 by a pair of street performers—has completely changed...Read More

  • 2. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal


    One of Canada's premier ballet companies, Les Grands have been moving audiences since 1957. Under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille...Read More

  • 3. Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

    Downtown | Music

    Under the direction of influential and renowned conductor Kent Nagano, Montréal's beloved OSM plays programs that include masterful renditions...Read More

  • 4. Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

    Downtown | Theater

    A season's offerings at this theater might include works by locals Michel Tremblay and Patrice Robitaille, as well as works by Shakespeare,...Read More

  • 5. Agora de la Danse

    Downtown | Dance

    More than just a performance space for contemporary dance, this center actively works in the dance community to encourage creativity and...Read More

  • 6. Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec

    Latin Quarter | Film

    Spread over five floors, Montréal's largest public library is a modern, light-filled, and spacious place to while away an afternoon perusing...Read More

  • 7. BJM Danse Montréal


    Under artistic director Louis Robitaille, BJM Danse Montréal fuses contemporary music and visual arts with extraordinary technique. Performances...Read More

  • 8. Black Theatre Workshop

    Downtown | Theater

    The only black English-language company in Québec (and the longest-running in Canada) continues to support and nourish the careers of many prominent...Read More

  • 9. Centaur Theatre

    Old Montréal | Theater

    Montréal's best-known English-language theater company stages everything from frothy musical revues to serious works, and prominently features...Read More

  • 10. Centre Phi

    Old Montréal | Film

    Packed with intimate screening rooms, recording facilities, exhibition spaces, and a performance space, this center promotes artist-driven film...Read More

  • 11. Cinéma Banque Scotia

    Downtown | Film

    This four-level theater complex is in the center of downtown Montréal. The major attraction is movie-watching in either of the IMAX or the UltraAVX...Read More

  • 12. Cinéma du Parc

    Downtown | Film

    A favorite of Montréal moviegoers for years, this theater focuses on first-run movies from around the world. Retrospectives based on interesting...Read More

  • 13. Cinéma Impérial

    Downtown | Film

    Recognized by the Québec government as a historical monument in 2001, this beautiful, old-fashioned movie theater screens independent films...Read More

  • 14. Cinémathèque Quebecoise

    Latin Quarter | Film

    With more than 35,000 films in its collection, and a ticket price of just C$10, Montréal's Museum of the Moving Image is the best place in the...Read More

  • 15. Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas

    Downtown | Film

    With 22 screens showing everything from Hollywood blockbusters to indie flicks, choice is the main draw at this massive theater. That, plus...Read More

  • 16. Cirque Éloize


    This award-winning troupe has been touring the globe since 1993, and with well over 4,000 performances under its belt, shows no signs of slowing...Read More

  • 17. Geordie Productions

    Downtown | Theater

    Promoting itself as a theater for all audiences, this accomplished English company has been delighting kids and adults since 1982. The 2017...Read More

  • 18. I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra


    Arguably the best chamber orchestra in Canada, I Musici, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, performs at several places around town...Read More

  • 19. La Fondation de Danse Margie Gillis


    Margie Gillis, one of Canada's most exciting and innovative soloists, works with her own company and guest artists to stage performances at...Read More

  • 20. La Vitrine Culturelle

    Downtown | Tickets

    Next to the Quartier des Spectacles theater district, la Vitrine Culturelle (literally: Cultural Window) is the perfect place to get information...Read More

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