Home to several world-class performance venues, the Place des Arts in downtown Montreal is a large and important part of the city’s arts scene.
Montreal’s Place des Arts
The Place des Arts is a collection of buildings all dedicated to the arts in Montreal. In the complex there are a variety of performance halls, theatres and museums.
There are six performance halls in the Place des Arts. These include the Montreal Symphony House, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Théâtre Maisonneuve, Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, Studio-théâtre and the Cinquième salle. The amount of theatres allows the Place des Arts to host opera, orchestral, and ballet performances. Theatre, film presentations, and ceremonies can also be put on at different buildings, making the Place des Arts one of the most famous and versatile performing arts centres in Canada.
Location and Hours
The Place des Arts in Montreal can be found at 175 Saint-Catherine Street W (or rue Ste.-Catherine O. in French). It is located between downtown Montreal and the Quartier des Spectacles.
There are two entrances to the Place des Arts building. One can be found at the place’s main address, 175 Saint-Catherine Street. There is a second entrance close to the parkade at 1600 Saint-Urbain Street.
Underground parking is available for an extra charge. The parking lot’s address is 1450 Saint-Urbain Street.
Several interesting Montreal landmarks can be found close to the Place des Arts building. Montreal’s Chinatown is just across the street and the Notre-Dame Basilica is just a 15-minute walk away.
Place des Arts is open year-round for special events and performances. Hours may vary depending on the schedule of events. See the Place Des Arts Event Schedule for full details.
Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal
One of the most notable features inside the Places des Arts is the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, which is a contemporary art museum. Unfortunately, the museum is closed as of late July 2021. It is being transformed and its new facility is scheduled to open in 2025. However, the museum is temporarily moving to a new location and is going to open again in the fall.
Even though the museum is closed, lots of online activities are still being provided. Many workshops are being held by renowned Canadian artists and you can find more information on the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal‘s website.
For more details visit the official Place Des Arts website.
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