Montréal entertainment

Theater in Old Montréal

Cirque du Soleil

Globally famous Cirque du Soleil, one of the city’s most famous exports, puts on a new production of acrobats and music in this marvelous tent complex roughly once every two years in summer. These shows rarely disap…
Cabaret in Rue St-Denis & the Village

Cabaret Mado

Mado is a flamboyant celebrity who has been featured in Fugues, the gay entertainment mag. Her cabaret is a local institution, with drag shows featuring an assortment of hilariously sarcastic performers in eye-poppi…
Live Music in Rue St-Denis & the Village

Le 4e Mur

This bar is literally behind an unmarked door – look for a big intimidating bouncer or the beautiful folks walking past him. Follow on, into a basement bar where the cocktails are expertly mixed, live music pops off…
Classical Music in Downtown

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

This internationally renowned orchestra plays to packed audiences in its Place des Arts base, the Maison Symphonique de Montréal, a venue with spectacular acoustics that was inaugurated in 2011. The OSM’s Christmas …
Live Music in Downtown

Foufounes Électriques

A one-time bastion of the alternafreak, this cavernous quintessential punk venue still stages some wild music nights (rockabilly, ska, metal), plus the odd one-off (a night of pro-wrestling or an indoor skateboardin…
Live Music in Plateau Mont-Royal & the Northeast

Dièse Onze

This downstairs jazz club has just the right vibe – with an intimate small stage so you can get close to the musicians. There are shows most nights, with an eclectic lineup of artists. You can have a bite while the …
Live Music in Plateau Mont-Royal & the Northeast

Casa del Popolo

One of Montréal’s most charming live venues, the ‘House of the People’ is also known for its vegetarian sandwiches and salads, its talented DJs and as a venue for art-house films and spoken-word performances. It’s a…
Performing Arts in Rue St-Denis & the Village

Théâtre St-Denis

This Montréal landmark and historic movie house hosts touring Broadway productions, rock concerts and various theatrical and musical performances. Its two halls (933 and 2218 seats) are equipped with the latest soun…
Theater in Old Montréal

Centaur Theatre

Montréal’s chief English-language theater presents everything from Shakespearean classics to works by experimental Canadian playwrights. It occupies Montréal’s former stock exchange (1903), a striking building with …
Blues in Rue St-Denis & the Village

Bistro à Jojo

This brash venue in the Quartier Latin has been going strong since 1975. It’s the nightly place for down 'n' dirty French- and English-language blues and rock groups. Sit close enough to see the band members sweat.