Place des Arts is a major performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Located in the eastern part of the city’s downtown, between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve Streets, and St-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets, in an area now known as the Quartier des Spectacles, the complex is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal.

Place des Arts was an initiative of Mayor Jean Drapeau, a noted lover of opera, as part of a project to expand the downtown core eastward from the concentration of business and financial activity in the centre-west part of downtown. The Corporation George-Étienne-Cartier, named in honour of George-Étienne Cartier, a Father of Confederation and opera lover, was set up to build it, and the first part of the complex (including the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier) was inaugurated on September 21, 1963. The other theatres were added progressively. The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal was added to the complex on May 28, 1992.

 

 

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Testimonials

Funky Experience

I loved this place. What a trip! Eclectic art, furnishings, windows, decor. Exceleent value..great blues bar down the street, inexpensive food of all kinds..vegetarian restaurant..Vego..close walk to metro, museums, Mont Royal. staff was polite and helpful. Breakfast included in all this…definitely a place to return to…but please fix the window and maybe a comfy armchair in the room would be good. Thanks again!

E. Smith, Johnstown, Canada — 21st March, 2016