About Place des Arts
Place des Arts plays a vital role on the Québec and Montréal stage. Not only is it at the forefront of the development of local performing arts and of Québec’s openness to the international artistic world, it is also a key player. Its half-century of history is highlighted by magnificent events and new discoveries.
As a public organization serving all Quebecers, the Société de la Place des Arts is devoted to showcasing the performing arts. It manages five performance halls in Montréal, as well as the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay in Joliette. It is also responsible for programming the Maison symphonique for organizations requesting its use, apart from the 240 days each year it is reserved for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
Place des Arts is home to major artistic organizations, striving to increase accessibility to various forms of the performing arts, and to promote Québec’s artistic and cultural life.
To fulfil its mission, the Société hosts, produces and co-produces artistic works from Québec and abroad; organizes public-awareness and audience-building activities; provides specific services and specialized technical equipment to artistic organizations and producers; and lastly, enters into performance agreements with various partners.
Thanks to an active presence in the artistic milieu and its strong responsiveness to the needs and expectations of both audiences and show producers, Place des Arts is a veritable hub of Montréal and Québec cultural life.