Place des Arts

Place De Arts – All The World's A Stage

Place des Arts in the Winter - Spectacular
Place des Arts in the Winter - Spectacular cc licensed photo by art_inthecity

For your dose of arts and culture whilst in the city on Montreal make your way down to Place De Arts located in the entertainment district of downtown Montreal called Quartier des Spectacles part of Montreal's Latin Quarter.

Place De Arts is a cultural complex that offers visitors the opportunity to attend various artistic and musical productions ranging from ballet, opera, symphonies, dance and theatre shows. The complex houses a number of different theatres and they are all connected by an underground mall. Even if you are not attending a show or performance, as you walk around the complex you will be able to see various digital artwork and other artistic displays. The outdoor plaza is a popular gathering place which features a number of interesting art installations including dancing fountains and sculptures.

The Place De Arts was the brain child of then mayor Jean Drapeau, the first section of the complex was completed in 1963 and now boast 6 fine halls of various sizes. There are in total 8000 seats in the complex. The mission of those who manage Place De Art is to promote arts and culture within the city of Montreal and the province of Quebec by providing a platform for a range of artistic expressions. It has opened up its doors and welcomes performing artists from all over the world.

There is a wide variety of shows available at the Place de Art. Lovers of everything from pop and jazz to classical music will find something to their taste. There are also a variety of dance products as well as humorous theatre, family oriented theatre productions and a range of other entertainments.

Before or after watching a theatre production or musical why not stop by one of the 5 restaurants to have a meal or a cup of coffee that are conveniently situated within the complex.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y9, Canada

Phone: (514) 285-4200

Official Website: Place des Arts


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Rated 4.6 out of 5Place des Arts Star Rating

4 Star Rating Very good downtown venue for entertainment, several rooms of different sizes. Sound quality not the best. Underground parking very convenient. Restaurants close by.

Carmine Rossignoli - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating We saw an open air concert by a French Canadian artiste here. No idea who it was but the atmosphere was excellent. A lively crowd made for a fabulous night. Smashing.

John Kerr - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Gorgeous venue with superb acoustics. Unique Canadian hardwood design creates a warm ambiance, and all the curves make for sexy eye candy. From Handel's Messiah to Chilly Gonzales pyrotechnic keyboard stylings, this is the ideal for musical events. Coat check, bar, and reasonable interior parking are some of the offerings for patrons. A credit to Montreal's vibrant cultural community.

elldr - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating A very happening place packed with activities when I visited Montreal in August. The place was pretty crowded maybe because of the huge number of restaurants and bars lined up here. I hugely enjoyed watching the fashion shows that were being held for almost a week. Since it's in downtown Montreal it's very close to good malls and a couple of metro stations.

Janaki Raghavan - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Great outdoor area in Montreal where many festivals. And events are held over the summertime. There are also big water fountains which are great for cooling down kids on super hot days. There is also a metro station which brings you right to it with many different entrances. And lots of places for bicycle parking. Could add more bixing sites.

Sharon Fleming - 2 months ago


Dazzling lights highlight these spectacular dancing fountains outside the Place des Arts in Montreal

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