Place des Arts
175 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest · interesting places nearby
Place des Arts information
Montréal’s performing-arts center is the nexus for artistic and cultural events. Several renowned musical companies call the Place des Arts home, including the Opéra de Montréal and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, now based in the new, 1900-seat Maison Symphonique de Montréal . It’s also center stage for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. A key part of the Quartier des Spectacles , the complex embraces an outdoor plaza with fountains and an ornamental pool and is attached to the Complexe Desjardins shopping center via an underground tunnel. The six halls also include the 3000-seat Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and the 1500-seat Théâtre Maisonneuve , and there’s a small experimental space called the Cinquième Salle .