Place des Arts
Place des Arts
4.5
Biking TrailsTheatersTheater & Performances
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Montreal's top performance hall features music, drama and more.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Place des Arts and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Westmount
How to get there
  • Place-des-Arts • 2 min walk
  • Saint-Laurent • 4 min walk
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,218 reviews
Excellent
707
Very good
411
Average
78
Poor
17
Terrible
5

ELAINE R
Silver Spring, MD26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I attended a Pink Martini concert at Place des Arts last night. It was marvelous. The venue is so contemporary and comfortalbe. Entering and exiting, especially exiting, was easy thanks to the very spacious and easy to navigate pathways in and out. The guides gave quick, easy instructions about how to proceed and the seating was super comfortable, clean and with great sight linies of the stage. The show had lots of lighting effects that made it all the more exciting. Loved it
Written July 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TERRAvelista
London, UK17,998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
This is a very crazy area we came across walking from our nearby hotel on Sherbrook Avenue going towards Notre Dame cathedral and the old town. We first ate at Eggspectation and then continued our walk noticing what a change a few hours produced: from being rather quiet at 10am to being very lively at mid day. I would expect in the evening to be poor madness.

Lots of shops, restaurants, coffee places etc - a typical touristic area.
Written October 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Attended Le Grandes Ballet De Montreal’ performance of Sleeping Beauty at the main Hall in Place Des Arts Complex. The venue is quite large and the sound quality is very good. Lots of space in the lobby areas and is centrally located on Ste Catherine Street. Performances every week except for the summer months.
Written June 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

quiet_wave
Wakefield, MA621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is a pretty cool place to visit. Located amidst the hustle and bustle of Ste Catherine Street it's a gorgeous building with ever changing art installations. It also has shops and small restaurants. Worth stopping in if you're in the area. I always walk through and take photos of the art.
Written September 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bloozebabe
Fredericton, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Loved being here during the International Jazz Festival. The street vibe was wonderful. Excellent but discrete security, lively atmosphere, lots to see and do all around the Festival site. We enjoyed a fabulous concert atTheatre Maissonneuve... excellent sound quality, comfortable seating, good crowd control. Reasonably priced tickets.
Written July 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

champlain20
Waddell, Arizona54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Known to be Canada's first performing Art Center (1963) it is the theater that generally presents large scale productions. Current undergoing a "facelift"
Written December 17, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Minuialwen
County Dublin, Ireland56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
In my opinion, Place des Arts is one of the reasons why Montreal is one of the greatest cities in the world.
Free music, street performances and above all, nice people and a sense of civility.
Last week I went with friends to enjoy the free shows included on the "Francofolies" festival and found a corner with chairs and tables so people would sit around for a quiet drink. There was not a glass or paper on the floor, everything was kept extraordinarily clean after a whole day of shows. The aesthetics of the place are very pleasant and the atmosphere is calm but also party-like. It is hard to describe, but it is definitely a must-go for any visitor in Montreal.
I like it better in summer, although in winter it is also alive with different activities and art exhibits.
Written June 26, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Trvlnlite516
Washington DC, DC24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
All the theaters in one place! Beautiful! Must go here for a fabulous music experience. I had the best time.
Written July 13, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tourist_from_Russia
USA31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
Last Saturday we had a pleasure to see and listen to Valery Gergiev and The Mariinsky Orchestra in Place des Arts. The concert was wonderful, and I hope they will be back soon. However, I will be very careful to buy tickets for this venue, I was VERY surprise to find out that they have tickets with assigned seats without the chairs ( I do not know why do they have assigned seats numbers, if they do not have seats for that category.) I just wish, I would see a warning somewhere on the site, when you buy tickets that you will be standing 2 hours on your feet. We got those tickets because the concert was sold out, but I could not even imagine that in this new, modern and beautiful concert hall I would not have a chair to sit. We talked to other people and they all were surprise by that. I think, this is humiliating for people to see those tickets, can you put some chairs there? Or at least warn people.
Written October 25, 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

adventuresmom
Montreal, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Lovely venue with multiple rooms, decently comfortable chairs, acoustics are pretty good too. Have seen everything from Ballet, to dragshows, kid shows to the OSM here. Somethign for every taste. MAJOR CON: PArking is nearly impossible for a lot of shows. We have missed half of a symphany or ballet before due to lack of parking. As frustrating as it is, if you have the option for the 12$ parking when you buy your tickets, I would probably recommend purchasing it.
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 672
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Place des Arts - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Montreal HotelsMontreal Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Montreal
All things to do in Montreal
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars