Fête du Quartier

Fête du Quartier

Information on the activity

September 30, 2023 to September 30, 2023


The Quartier des Spectacles invites residents to the inaugural edition of its big celebration of neighbourliness, presented as part of the Journées de la culture. Come to inviting Esplanade Tranquille and meet your neighbours and the cultural players who make your neighbourhood so lively.

On the program:

  • Free cultural activities: musical performances and animations, interview panel moderated by Julie Laferrière and guided tours of the Quartier des Spectacles;;

  • Exhibitions, activities and meetings with cultural players from the Quartier: Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Orchestre Métropolitain, Agora de la danse, Maison Théâtre and MEM - Centre des mémoires montréalaises;

  • Potted tree outreach activity with Sentier Urbain;

  • Culinary demonstration and tastings with chef Gilles Tolen, in collaboration with Les Survenants and Galaxie Brasserie.


La Fête du Quartier
Esplanade Tranquille in the Quartier des Spectacles
September 30, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

12 pm to 1 pm
Culinary demonstration with chef Gilles Tolen

1 pm to 5 pm
Free tasting in collaboration with Les Survenants and Galaxie Brasserie


12 pm to 1 pm
Voyageurs by the Kaoso collective

2 pm to 3 pm
Interview panel with artists who are committed to the Quartier des spectacles, moderated by Julie Laferrière :

  • Anne-Marie Cadieux (actress)
  • Caroline Monnet (multidisciplinary artist)
  • Luc de Larochellière (singer-songwriter)
  • Sylvain Émard (dancer and choreographer)
  • Monique Simard (chair of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership’s board of directors)

3 pm to 3:30 pm
Montréal Guitare Trio

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Guided walking tour of the Quartier des Spectacles

4:30 pm to 5 pm
Chœur enharmonique de Montréal


Maison Théâtre
Le Repaire, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde
On the public square, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Agora de la danse
Le Grand salon, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Orchestre Métropolitain
Le Réfectoire, three 30-minute workshops, at 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm and 3 pm. Space is limited, so please click here to register.

MEM - Centre des mémoires montréalaises
On the public square, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


12 pm to 5 pm
Discovery tour of potted trees in the Quartier des spectacles in collaboration with Sentier Urbain

12 pm to 5 pm
Distribution of bouquets of greenery from the esplanade Tranquille roof garden with Stephan Senghor from Biome


Maison Théâtre in The Repaire

Come meet the Maison Théâtre team and discover the richness and diversity of this youth theatre’s 2023-24 season. Bring the whole family and take a few minutes to create a fun puppet!

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde on the public square

Members of Théâtre du Nouveau Monde’s subscribers’ club welcome you and invite you to enjoy a variety of fun activities that will help you (re)discover this major Montreal theatre.

Agora de la danse in The Grand salon

Get to know l'Agora de la danse and some of its team members! Take part in two activities to explore Quebec’s first permanent space dedicated to contemporary dance creation: Koros, a new way to experience dance with the magic of a VR headset, and Puzzle danse, an educational digital game for kids that’s part puzzle and part choreographic creation. L’Agora is much more than dance performances!

Orchestre Métropolitain in The Réfectoire

Budding spectator workshops:
The OM invites children ages 3 to 10, accompanied by their parents, to take part in a free and fun 30-minute workshop for budding classical music fans. Space is limited, so please click here to register.

Symphonic personality test:
Do you want to get into classical music, but don’t know where to start? Come take our symphonic personality test. It will help you find the concert that’s just right for you – even if you’ve never heard of Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler or Strauss!

MEM - Centre des mémoires montréalaises on the public square

Can you put Montreal in a box? Sure, why not! That’s the slightly crazy challenge that the team from MEM – Centre des mémoires montréalaises has taken on as a way of showcasing their future museum. MEM’s citizen bicycles invite you to explore the mystery box. It will pique your curiosity, bring back plenty of memories and give you a sneak preview of the museum.

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