In compliance with updated directives from the government of Quebec, theatres, museums, movie theatres, libraries, restaurants and bars everywhere in Montreal are closed until February 8, 2021, inclusively.
While we wait to meet again, we hope you will make culture an important part of your life with the many activities available online.
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!
Since you can’t go to your favourite summer festivals this year, why not turn your backyard or living room into a mini-Place des Festivals or a pocket-sized concert hall? Here are 11 playlists to fill your home with the sweet sounds of a Montreal summer. (Reading time: 2 min.)
June is here! It’s a great time to stretch your legs, inhale the aroma of the season’s flowers and rediscover the Quartier’s many charms. Here are some themed art walks to inspire you. (Reading time: 3 mins.)
Photographer Ulysse Lemerise has captured the Quartier, deprived of its usual cultural effervescence. These images inspired the words of poets Carl Bessette, Amélie Prévost and Jean-Christophe Réhel. (Reading time: 3 min.)
OFFTA, a great annual showcase of the living arts, has tackled a seemingly impossible challenge for its 14th edition: an all-online program. From May 22 to 32 (sic!), the event will be an experimental platform. Here are five must-see performances!(Reading time: 3 min.)
Thanks to the Accès Asie Festival, Montreal has emerged as a North American hub for Asian culture. Artistic director Khosro Berahmandi looks back on the first 25 years of the event. (Reading time: 4 min.)
This year,you’ll have to celebrate International Dance Day from the comfort of home. No problem! Quebec’s artists are quickly expanding their online presence, and there’s plenty of great contemporary dance available. (Reading time: 2 min.)
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.
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.)
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.)