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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!

"Wind Instrument": Shhh! What’s that sound?

  • 17
  • August
  • 2018

With Wind Instrument, Étienne Paquette challenged himself to transform the many sounds of our urban environment – and resist the eternal but impossible quest for silence by playing with those city sounds instead. You’ll find it outside Saint-Laurent metro station from August 16 to October 8

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Exclusive! The Gamélites Interviewed!

  • 8
  • August
  • 2018

This is the Gamélites’ first season in Les Jardins Gamelin. The funny stone beings is the product of Le Pictographe, a local collective. They know how to charm young and old with hilarity powerful enough to put a grin on the stoniest of faces.

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JOIN US FOR MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

  • 24
  • July
  • 2018

Screening everything from the world’s great classics to local movie-making milestones, Cinéma Urbain is without doubt the outdoor film event in Montreal this summer, taking place every Tuesday through September 4 at Place de la Paix.

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NUITS D'AFRIQUE: 14 SUNNY CONCERTS TO TRAVEL ALL AROUND THE WORLD

  • 17
  • July
  • 2018

If you’re itching to travel but can’t get away, come to the Quartier des Spectacles! No passport or plane ticket required: the 32nd annual Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, which wraps up on July 22, takes you to a new country every night.

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"PHÉNIX": FLYING HIGH IN LES JARDINS GAMELIN

  • 5
  • July
  • 2018

Until July 15, the Quartier des Spectacles’s eyes will be turned to MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE! Just look skyward to see the performers of Phénix wow the crowds in Les Jardins Gamelin – a unique show created especially for the space. You won’t want to miss this short-run show!

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JAZZ: A WINDOW ON THE WORLD

  • 28
  • June
  • 2018

The 39th annual jazz fest runs from June 28 to July 7, and once again the program is packed with artists – locals and visitors, legends and up-and-comers – eager to delight jazz fans and music lovers of all stripes. All you need is a desire to hear new and exciting sounds.

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5 Tips for Enjoying Festivals With Your Family

  • 15
  • June
  • 2018

Festival season is in full swing in the Quartier des Spectacles! Most people can’t get enough of the non-stop line-up of irresistible events, but parents with young kids sometimes hesitate.

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6 Summer Festivals, 11 not-to-be-missed Shows

  • 1
  • June
  • 2018

Don’t have time to sort through the programs of all the summer festivals? Open up your calendar: here are some suggestions for festival shows and events in the Quartier des Spectacles.

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It’s already summer in Les Jardins Gamelin!

  • 23
  • May
  • 2018

With summer weather finally here, press pause on your routine and come enjoy Les Jardins Gamelin! This fourth season brings a packed schedule of activities and plenty of chances to spend some quality time with friends and family.

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