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Seating capacity: 300 to 421

A highly versatile, variably configurable hall. It has 300 fixed seats and an additional six rows on movable platforms with folding seats (vomitorium). Thanks to its system of mobile platforms, the theatre can offer four basic stage configurations: Italian, Elizabethan, face to face, or thrust stage. Each configuration can be arranged into several variations.



    The Cinquième Salle’s main vocation is to offer a tailor-made venue for creative artists seeking to reach a curious audience that is open to innovation.

    A number of modern dance performances take place in the venue, including those in the Danse Danse / 5e Salle series, as well as contemporary music concerts, multimedia performances, plays, music and theatre-dance shows, cabaret performances, etc. A significant part of the 5e Salle’s programming is made up of innovative forms of performance.

    Place des Arts inaugurated this versatile space in 1992, in conjunction with the construction of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, designed by architects Jodoin Lamarre Pratte and Associates, on the Place des Arts Plaza. It is located between the museum’s entrance hall and the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme.

    With its revolutionary design, the Cinquième Salle is increasingly setting the standard for the presentation of daring creative works.



    The Cinquième Salle’s one foyer can accommodate over 400 people standing, 250 people seated for lectures, or 200 people seated for banquets. A warm and intimate space, it regularly features installations and exhibitions relating to performances. There is also a bar in the foyer.



    Assistance for persons with reduced mobility
    During performances, a member of the ushering staff is specifically designated to assist persons with reduced mobility. Customers who require assistance must report to the main security desk.

    Aids for the hearing-impaired
    An audio system enables hearing-impaired spectators to tune into the audio signal of the show by setting their FM receivers to 88.1.


Cinquième Salle
Place des Arts

260, boulevard de Maisonneuve West
Montreal (Quebec),
H2X 1Y9

Tel.: 514 285-4361

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