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

Address: Montreal, QC H2X 1Y9, Canada

Phone: (514) 842-2112

Official Website: Place des Arts

Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Recently went to a concert and my companion had a blast. The venue was wonderful and the bathrooms were clean. The staff was attentive and kind. It is accessible for people with reduced mobility as well, they have a ramp and elevators. 10/10.
Vic - a month ago

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5 Star Rating One of my favorite venues. We saw The Musical Box, an amazing show! I took no other photos of the show. Few people did, the respect for the art was high, in the room. My review of the artist will be posted in their feeds. PDA, we will be back! The washrooms are nice and clean, the security was good.
Eric “eB” Black - 3 weeks ago

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3 Star Rating It's an underground maze connecting different buildings and the metro. Beautifully designed building with various interactive exhibits. Some are accessible after you pay for admission. Kudos to creativity! Some additional kiosks could be opened up - long queue to get in.
Jay A - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Theatre Maisonneuve is a wonderful venue for dance, music and performance. Fantastic sound and space. Seats could be more comfortable and spaced out, otherwise very nice.
Daniel Smith - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating A great place to see a band without all the craziness and commotion. The sound is fantastic and the seating is wide and comfy. Blue Rodeo was just incredible. Great place and experience.
Andreas Gadmer - 3 months ago

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Directions

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Line 1 - GreenPlace-des-Arts1 Minute

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