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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!

MONTREAL’S CULTURAL HEART: STILL BEATING, IN YOUR HOME

  • 20
  • March
  • 2020

While nothing can fully replace the pleasure and warmth of going to a live show, these are extraordinary times. So why not transform your living room into a concert hall, dance theatre, movie palace or circus ring? Reading time: 3 min.

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MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE: EAT, PLAY AND ILLUMINATE!

  • 21
  • February
  • 2020

The 21st edition of Montreal’s winter festival, which takes place from February 20 to March 1 at the Quartier des Spectacles, is going to pull out all the stops! (Reading time: 5 min.)

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10 SWEET VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES

  • 6
  • February
  • 2020

Whether you’re on the romantic or the pragmatic end of the spectrum, whether you’re a traditionalist or looking for a new way to celebrate the day, you can be sure the Quartier des Spectacles has just the right activity for you. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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The 10th annual Luminothérapie is gonna POP!

  • 2
  • December
  • 2019

Drop by the Quartier des Spectacles in December and January and get to know Popo, Popup, Popli, Popette and Popotin, five mysterious creatures that love to party! (Reading time : 3 min.)

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6 events to get you in the Holiday Spirit

  • 20
  • November
  • 2019

From classic Christmas concerts to outdoor activities (bundle up!), the Holiday Season in the Quartier des Spectacles is a chance to reinvent traditions and combine magic, nostalgia and novelty. Get your calendar out! (Reading time : 4 min.)

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3 festivals for a big-screen November

  • 6
  • November
  • 2019

This month in the Quartier des Spectacles, film is in the spotlight with three festivals to delight every movie lover: the Montreal International Documentary Festival ( (RIDM), Cinemania et IMAGE + NATION. (Reading time : 4 min.)

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6 SPOOKY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

  • 17
  • October
  • 2019

The year’s scariest holiday, Halloween, is already gently rapping, rapping at our door. Come on down to the Quartier des Spectacles, where you’ll find a ton of exciting ways to join the fun. (Reading time : 4 min.)

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MONTREAL THROUGH CAROLINE MONNET’S EYES

  • 8
  • October
  • 2019

The multidisciplinary artist, Caroline Monnet, will present her first solo animated work, Mooniyang, in conjunction with the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, starting October 9. (Reading time : 3 min.)

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THREE INTERACTIVE INTERLUDES IN THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

  • 26
  • September
  • 2019

Are you ready? This fall, a stroll through the Quartier des Spectacles will put you up close and personal with three interactive installations that will change the way you see the city – and yourself. (reading time : 3 min)

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25 ANS DU FIL : QUAND LA CRÉATION LITTÉRAIRE SE MET EN SCÈNE

  • 17
  • September
  • 2019

Pour sa 25e édition, le Festival international de la littérature célèbre de grandes retrouvailles autant que l'arrivée de nouveaux visages. Retour sur l'histoire de cette rencontre annuelle où la création littéraire se met en scène. (temps de lecture : 4 min.)

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PLACE DES FESTIVALS TURNS 10!

  • 5
  • September
  • 2019

Here’s a look back to mark the anniversary of an iconic place in the Quartier des Spectacles. (Reading time : 3 min)

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MUTEK: 20 YEARS OF DIGITAL CREATIVITY

  • 19
  • August
  • 2019

In its first two decades, MUTEK grew to become one of the world’s premier electronic music and digital art festivals. From mind-bending electronic music to spectacular audio-visual performances, computer-assisted creation will take many different forms in the Quartier des Spectacles.

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