Take Part Of Our Culture During Your Visit To Montreal
See some of the greatest local performances during your stay in Montreal. There are a decent amount of small venues and concert halls. Most of these are charming and architecturally interesting buildings with colourful histories. The annual International Jazz Festival is known the world over, and the St-Ambroise International Fringe Festival brings a huge range of shows from the city, province, country, and world with an emphasis on the unusual, undiscovered, or unfunded, but there are numerous music venues and theatres staging professional productions all year round.
THE CENTAUR THEATRE
The Centaur Theatre is tucked away in the heart of Old Montreal, on Rue St François-Xavier, and is worth a visit for its elegant neoclassical architecture. Supporting English-language productions, the Centaur provides a varied programme of classical and cutting edge theatre. The Centaur often hosts free talks and exhibitions.
THE PLACE DES ARTS COMPLEX
The Place Des Arts Complex houses the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, where large international productions bring their theatre and opera tours. Big names in pop, rock, and jazz often play their gigs here. With plenty of good restaurants nearby and the Museum of Contemporary Art within the complex, the Place Des Arts is a great place for a cultural night out.
THE SEGAL CENTRE
Other notable English-language theatres include the Segal Centre, which showcases Jewish theatre. The Black Theatre Workshop – Canada’s oldest Black theatre company, as well as the Mainline and the Theatre St-Catherine. All quaint little venues that host more oddball and student productions. Montreal’s own Cirque du Soleil also stage their impressive and spectacular acrobatic shows at the Bell Centre when not performing under their signature Big Top.
We hope this guide has been helpful. Enjoy some of the great performances that’s part of the city culture during your stay in Montreal!