Must see entertainment in Montréal

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    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…

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    Aura Basilica

    A unique immersive multimedia show where the interior of the Basilique Notre-Dame becomes the canvas for a light show set to surging orchestral music. The…

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    Casa del Popolo

    One of Montréal’s most charming live venues, the ‘House of the People’ has talented DJs and is a venue for art-house films and spoken-word performances…

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    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…

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    Usine C

    This former jam factory in the Village is home to the award-winning Carbone 14 theatrical dance troupe that performs here regularly. Its two flexible…

  • Place des Arts

    Montréal’s premier music venue, the storied Place des Arts is at the heart of the growing Quartier des Spectacles.

  • Bistro à Jojo

    This brash venue on lively Rue St-Denis has been going strong since 1975. It’s the nightly place for down 'n' dirty French- and English-language blues and…

  • Piknic Électronik

    It’s near the sculpture L'Homme that the fantastic Piknic Électronik takes place. DJs mix techno and electronic music while you can dance or lounge on the…

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    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…

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    Monument National

    Québec's oldest theater still in use, the grand Monument National opened in 1893, and has been showing a wide range of cultural fare ever since. Shows…

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    Foufounes Électriques

    A one-time bastion of the alternafreak, this cavernous quintessential punk venue still stages some wild music nights (retro Tuesdays, hip-hop Thursdays,…

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    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…

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    The century-old Blumenthal Building is a polished venue of Montréal’s jazz fest as part of the Quartier des Spectacles. With more than 300 seats and…

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    Théâtre St-Denis

    This Montréal landmark and historic movie house hosts touring Broadway productions, rock concerts and various theatrical and musical performances. Its two…

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    Théâtre Ste-Catherine

    From film to theater, stand-up comedy to music concerts, this venue presents a variety of shows: Oscar Wilde one night, burlesque dance the next. Its…

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    This small live-music and events venue in the basement of a church is blessed with character. Its Greek-theater acoustics means you can see and hear well…

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    Théâtre Rialto

    This grand 1920s theater was inspired by the Paris Opera house and, since 2010, has undergone restoration to its former glory following years of neglect…

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    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…

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    Centaur Theatre

    Montréal’s chief English-language theater presents everything from Shakespearean classics to works by experimental Canadian playwrights. It occupies…