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Voices of the Quartier des spectacles

Voices of the Quartier des Spectacles is a window on the people and places that make Montreal’s cultural heart beat. From festivals to performance venues, from restaurants to avant-garde art. Every week, you’re invited to discover the city’s liveliest square kilometre!

Hip-hopéra, Carmen : freedom in the city

  • 17
  • September
  • 2021

Carmen is liberated, Carmen is sexy, Carmen is Bohemian. And now Carmen can be found in an urban hip-hop setting that happens to be perfect for her. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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Montreal’s pulse quickens with Les arts debout 

  • 9
  • August
  • 2021

The Quartier des Spectacles summer publicity campaign, the choreographers Bouchard and Kritzinger have dressed their dancers in scarlet for their street performance. We spoke with them about their piece, Les arts debout, which has a starring role in the aventures du cœur de l’île this su

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The circus comes to the Quartier des spectacles

  • 9
  • July
  • 2021

Montréal is about to enter a whole new colourful dimension with the MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE festival. From July 8 to 18, the 12th edition of this upbeat free event will have lots of surprises in store for festival-goers in the Quartier Latin.

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5 instagrammable spots at the Quartier des spectacles

  • 4
  • June
  • 2021

The warm weather is back and the curfew is over. It’s the ideal time to get some fresh air and a fresh take on the Quartier des Spectacles! We asked a few photographers who are familiar with the Quartier to tell us about some of their favourite spots.

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The performing arts are back!

  • 1
  • April
  • 2021

Concert halls and theatres are finally open again, with a compelling and safe set of options. Here’s a look at a few of this spring’s live entertainment highlights – get ready for some great shows capped with joyous standing ovations! (Reading time: 3 min.)

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Visual art, unlocked

  • 12
  • February
  • 2021

There’s still a bit of winter left, but the first signs of spring are already bringing some warmth to the world of culture: museums and galleries, which have been closed to the public since the fall, are reopening to offer you stimulating – and safe – experiences. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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The OSM’s new Music Director

  • 22
  • January
  • 2021

Even during his first encounter with the OSM, in 2018, the chemistry was obvious. His almost mystical connection with the Montreal musicians, combined with a stellar résumé, made Rafael Payare a natural choice to take the orchestra’s helm from Kent Nagano. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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Holiday magic comes to the Quartier

  • 27
  • November
  • 2020

It’s especially important to get into the Holiday spirit this year, and in the heart of Montreal we’re doing it in grand style!(Reading time: 2 min.)

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Stay in tune this november!

  • 13
  • November
  • 2020

This November, four distinctive Montreal music festivals will take place online, bringing great music to your living room when it’s needed most. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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Movies and more movies in the Quartier!

  • 23
  • October
  • 2020

Fall has always been film season in the Quartier, and it still is – this year your favourite festivals are adapting to circumstances by moving most of their activities online to satisfy all your cinematic cravings. Overview. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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