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Seating capacity: 1,453

This Italian-style theatre boasts a large, multi-functional stage (46 m X 21 m), an orchestra pit that can hold 45 musicians, and projection facilities.

A modern-day rendition of a classical Italian theatre, Théâtre Maisonneuve is the ideal setting for a wide range of events: musicals; rock, jazz and pop concerts; film screenings; dance, comedy, circus, and variety shows; performances by major stars; etc.



    It was in 1967, during the Centennial of Canadian Confederation, that Place des Arts was enriched by the addition of the Theatre Building, which today houses Théâtre Maisonneuve, Théâtre Jean-Duceppe (known as Port-Royal until 1991), and the Studio-théâtre (the former Théâtre du Café de la Place, inaugurated in 1975).

    Théâtre Maisonneuve occupies the upper part of the building, which was designed by Montreal architects David, Barott, and Boulva (Théâtre Maisonneuve and Théâtre Jean-Duceppe). The outdoor lighting was designed by Lightemotion as part of the lighting for the Quartier des spectacles.

    Théâtre Maisonneuve takes its name from the founder of the city of Montreal, Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve.


    Jean-Gascon Foyer
    The magnificent Jean-Gascon Foyer is named after the internationally known Canadian actor who passed away in 1988. The space can accommodate over 800 people standing or 350 seated for banquets.

    In the majestic windows overlooking Place des Arts’ outdoor plaza hangs a curtain made up of 300,000 clear acrylic blocks strung together on stainless steel wires—a work of art by Micheline Beauchemin called Rideau de lumière, couleur du temps (Curtain of Light, Colour of Time).

    Mezzanine Foyer
    Overlooking the Jean-Gascon Foyer, the Mezzanine Foyer on the Corbeille level can be used as a reception area with a capacity of about 250 people standing, 150 seated for talks, or 125 seated for banquets.

    Informal Discussion Area
    Located at the entrance of the Corbeille level, on the even-numbered side, this area was designed as a venue for informal discussions or pre-show talks. It can accommodate approximately 100 people.

    Salon vert
    Just like Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Théâtre Maisonneuve also has a Green Room used for meetings with artists and for various special events. It is located in the backstage area on the 5th floor. The room was renovated in November 2001 and can hold about 30 people.

    Cloakroom: $3


    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 89.9.

Théâtre Maisonneuve
Place des Arts

175 Sainte-Catherine Street West
Montreal (Quebec),
H2X 1Z8

Tel.: 514 285-4100


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