If there is something about the performing arts that really moves you then you’re in luck with Montreal. The city is obsessed with music, art, dance, theatre, cinema, and comedy and and has restored, preserved, and built some amazing spaces in which to enjoy it. ncourage cultural development, then you’re sure to fall in love with Montreal! So if you’ve seen all the sites and are ready to connect with the culture of this bohemian city, read on!
The Segal Centre is one of the top performing arts centres in Montreal with an impressive, modern design and ambitious artistic projects. You’ll be thrilled to find big productions like Broadway-style performances for a really affordable price here. Segal is one of the few theatres catering to the English speaking population in Montreal and the best part – it’s not afraid to try new things.
Cinema du Parc is a Montreal movie-lovers institution, with cool films that you won’t find anywhere else. Look out for indie and international titles, as well as a host of fantastic film festivals throughout the year. It’s famous for showing first run mainstream films alongside art-house and cult classics.
Cultural party animals love Place des Arts for its never-ending festival schedule. The hub of performaing arts in downtown Montreal, if you’re into dressing up in your eveningwear and attending an opera or ballet performance, this is the place to be (home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal.) The complex boasts 6 performance halls, which play host to opera, symphony, ballet and other dance, chamber music, choral music, theatre, film presentations, and and ceremonies. There’s a great restaurant inside for a pre-theatre meal, and the building is attached to the Museum of Contemporary Art, for a real culture spree!
A heritage property and one of Montreal’s most iconic buildings, the Theatre Rialto is a gorgeous old venue with great sound system and friendly bartenders. Lots of live music here – everything from Soul to Country – and space for you to shake it on the dancefloor. Check out the beautiful balcony, full bar and amazing decor!