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

Official Website: Place des Arts

Fee: Tickets must be purchased for various concerts and events, but there are interesting outdoor exhibits and entertainment that can be viewed for free.

Category: Performing Arts

Address: 260 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O
3e Étage
Montreal, QC H2X 1Y9

Phone: +1 514-285-4200


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5 Star Rating I have attended countless shows in Salle Wilfred-Pelletier! From Jazz to comedy shows to ballet to broadway musical. My latest venture was one of my all... Read More

Shahanaz B. Feb-08-2018

4 Star Rating I recently saw the Carole King musical "Beautiful" here at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier and I was reminded of how integral this venue is for theater in Montreal.... Read More

Nancy H. Feb-18-2019

4 Star Rating I have been attending events at Place des Arts from a very young so it is a very dear place to my heart. They hold a variety of shows and some of the... Read More

Debbie G. Jul-14-2019

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

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