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

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

Phone: (514) 842-2112

Official Website: Place des Arts


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The Place des Arts is served by a station of the same name on Metro Line 1 (Green).

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Rated 4.6 out of 5Place des Arts Star Rating

5 Star Rating In Montreal, this is the place for events all year long. Is beautiful, big, artistic. The architecture is great in the neighborhood. You can find bars, restaurants and more. Also Chinatown Montreal is near this location. If you like to take pictures and videos, night photography etc.

Rick Burgos - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Love the place, went to a concert as birthday gift. Easy access with metro, you don't want to look for a parking in this area, or pay $20 for 3 hours parking.

William Zhao - 13 days ago

5 Star Rating What a beautiful integration between the heights of culture and the depths of the city, between transcendent moments of music and theater and frantic moments using the subway to get to work on time. One could live a day inside the Place des Arts, reading books at the bookstore and taking tea at the coffee shop. My fondest memories of Montreal were created in this beautiful place.

Will Juntunen - 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 - 3 months ago


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

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