Montreal Travel Guide

Montreal Performing Arts

Place des Arts

  • 175 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest Map It
  • Downtown
  • Music

Published 04/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Place des Arts is located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles and has been hosting performances since 1963. In 2011, the venue underwent a major face-lift and makeover to stunning effect. The glass-walled Maison Symphonique concert hall is the permanent home of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra; with state-of-the-art acoustics and only 75 feet between the end of the stage and the last row, it's an intimate place for concerts. The Salle Wilfrid Pelletier performance space is used by three resident companies: the Opéra de Montréal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the popular Jean Duceppe theater company. The venue's four other performance spaces host dance, theater, and festival events.

The other outdoor stages and other venues that make up the Quartier des Spectacles allow for lots of shows and festivals to be staged in one common area. Even if you don't have tickets to something, you can walk around the Quartier during festival season (pretty much all summer) to take in a variety of shows and concerts for free.

Performing Art Information


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

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514-842–2112; 866-842–2112

Published 04/06/2017


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