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50 years of cultural history,
50 years of artistic creation,
50 years of encounters

Over 45 million spectators have set foot in Place des Arts to see and hear great artists from home and abroad, from the inauguration of the Grande Salle (which became Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier) on September 21, 1963, to the present day.

Today, the Place des Arts complex, with its six performance halls and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, in the heart of the lively Quartier des spectacles, is the largest cultural complex in Canada. From the magnificent 3,000-seat Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and the majestic Maison symphonique, to the intimate Studio-théâtre, each year, one million people make their way through the theatre doors to be surprised, enchanted, astonished, and impressed, seeking that special emotion brought about by the always new and unique meeting of artist and spectator.

To highlight its 50th anniversary, Place des Arts is focusing on the events and personalities that have left their mark on its history. Through a series of activities, the public will be given a chance to look back at these unique events, making inspiring discoveries that bear witness to the vitality and relevance of this leading Québec cultural institution.