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In compliance with the directives from the government of Quebec, theatres, movie theatres, bars and restaurants everywhere in Montreal are closed. Museums and libraries remain open with limited capacity.

While we wait to meet again, we hope you will make culture an important part of your life with the many activities available online and in the Quartier!

The Quartier des spectacles blog

The blog 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!

15 irresistible cultural ideas

  • 14
  • January
  • 2022

As we start a new year, any reason is a good reason to dive into our local cultural scene. While you wait to reunite with your favourite venues, you can still enjoy some concerts and shows online. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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19 Quartier restaurants that will cook for you

  • 13
  • January
  • 2022

Thanks to takeout and delivery, you can take the restaurants of the Quartier des Spectacles home with you. Have your fill of your favourite dishes, or try some new ones. Bon appétit! (Reading time: 2 min.)

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Four ways to have an enchanting Holiday season

  • 18
  • November
  • 2021

As we wait for the first real snowfall, the Holiday season is already alive and well in the Quartier des Spectacles and downtown Montreal – the perfect place to find Christmas magic. (Reading time : 4 min.)

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Montreal is still at the heart of the action!

  • 4
  • November
  • 2021

Until November 14, the CINEMANIA Festival presents ACTION MONTRÉAL!, an immersive show celebrating the city’s status as an internationally acclaimed filming location. Project manager and curator Alizé Honen-Delmar explains what’s special about this unique event. (Reading time : 4 min.)

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Celebrating a half-century of nouveau cinéma!

  • 7
  • October
  • 2021

Canada’s longest-running film festival has given us a half-century of wonderful cinematic discoveries. The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is marking this major milestone with a special focus on Indigenous cinema. Here’s a look at some highlights.(Reading time: 4 min.)

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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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