Place des arts

Local namePlace des arts
LocationVille-Marie, Montreal, Canada

Place des Arts is a major performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and the largest cultural and artistic complex in Canada.Home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal, the complex is situated between Saint Catherine and de Maisonneuve Streets, and Saint-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets, in an area now known as the Quartier des spectacles in the borough of Ville-Marie.

Place des Arts was an initiative of Mayor Jean Drapeau, a noted lover of opera, as part of a project to expand the downtown core eastward from the concentration of business and financial activity in the centre-west part of downtown. The Corporation George-Étienne-Cartier, named in honour of George-Étienne Cartier, a Father of Confederation and opera lover, was set up to build it, and the first part of the complex was inaugurated on September 21, 1963. The other theatres were added progressively.

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Montreal Attraction Pass from 90 USD

Opening hours

Ticket counter:
Mon - Sat: noon - 6 pm
Sundays and holidays: variable schedule depending on the show schedule.

More information and contact


Official Website


Facebook Page


Phone +1 514 842 2112

Address 260, blvd. de Maisonneuve West, H2X 1Y, Montreal, QC, Canada

Coordinates 45°30'30.501" N -73°33'59.748" E

Tours and activities: Place des arts

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