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!
Cœur dansant is a work being presented as part of the 12th annual Luminothérapie event. We spoke with its creators, composer David Drury, lighting designer Bruno Rafie, and video projection and motion design artistic director Benoît Piccolini, to learn more about the origins of the piece.
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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
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.
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.
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.)