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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!

The circus is back in town!

  • 8
  • July
  • 2022

When it’s summer in Montreal, fans of the living arts have the privilege of enjoying a unique contemporary circus event, the MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE festival. We spoke with the festival’s director and co-founder, Nadine Marchand. Reading time : 4 min.

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Clear your agenda - Festival season is here!

  • 22
  • June
  • 2022

Summer is just around the corner, and that means festival season will soon be in full swing! All of your favourite events are back, and they’ll happen in quick succession over the coming weeks. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store! Reading time : 4 min.

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Holoscenes or the spectacle of the flood

  • 19
  • May
  • 2022

While climate change regularly makes the headlines, it is much more rarely the subject of performance art. But the topic is at the core of Holoscenes, which will be presented from May 25 to 29 in the Quartier des Spectacles as part of Festival TransAmériques. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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The SAT celebrates 25 years of art and technology

  • 6
  • May
  • 2022

The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT - Société des arts technologiques) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! For the occasion, the public is invited to five days of festivities, from May 31 to June 4. Reading time : 3 min.

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With Ville orchestre, everyone's an artist

  • 28
  • April
  • 2022

With the return of spring and warmer weather, the city is coming out of hibernation! On the Promenade des Artistes, you’ll find Ville orchestre, a fun new interactive musical installation that’s taking over from the iconic 21 Balançoires/21 Swings. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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16 restaurants and cafés in the Quartier for your lunch break

  • 8
  • April
  • 2022

Whether you’re looking to eat at one of the picnic tables on pedestrianized Sainte-Catherine Street or sit comfortably in a dining room, the many restaurants in the heart of downtown are ready to welcome you during your lunch break.(Reading time: 4 min.)

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The LNI: 45 years of peerless improv

  • 24
  • March
  • 2022

The Théâtre de la LNI improvisational troupe is a true Quebec cultural treasure, and it will celebrate its 45th anniversary this fall. To mark the occasion in grand style, the company will present an extensive program for the general public and super-fans alike. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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