Maison symphonique Rental

Maison symphonique Rental

Inaugurated in 2011, the Maison symphonique is a classical music hall built to the most exacting international standards of natural acoustics, stage design and architecture. Its perfect visibility and immersive intimacy give audiences an exceptional audio and visual experience.

The Maison symphonique is the home venue for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) nearly 240 days of the year. It also hosts other ensembles such as the Orchestre Métropolitain, Les Violons du Roy, I Musici de Montréal, the Orchestre classique de Montréal, and concerts and recitals by the Pro Musica Society.

Through a public-private partnership (PPP), Groupe immobilier Ovation, led by SNC-Lavalin, was charged with designing, building and opening the Maison symphonique de Montréal; Place des Arts manages the space’s programming on days when it is not reserved for the OSM.

  • Capacity: 2,100 seats.
  • Perfect for: major symphony orchestras, small ensembles, soloists, instrumentalists, song recitals, piano recitals, choirs, jazz musicians and pop artists.
  • Other specifications:
    • The stage can hold up to 200 chorists and 120 musicians.
    • Dimensions: 18 by 14 metres.
    • Adjustable set equipment (mobile ceiling panels) allow for great acoustic flexibility for various types of events, including classical concerts and lectures.
    • The design was created by acoustician Russell Johnson to meet the highest design standards in the field, in order to insulate the space from noise and vibrations from both inside and outside.
    • 70% of the room’s surfaces feature veneers done in beech wood from the Outaouais.


Maison symphonique

1600 Saint-Urbain Street, Montreal, QC, H2X OS1

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Technical Specifications and Rental Documents

*French only

Adjacent Spaces for Rent

The Maison symphonique offers show producers and corporate event organizers a number of adjacent spaces, which can be rented alone or along with the performance hall.

Foyers and bars

Two bars are located on the Parterre level, two more at the first balcony level, and a fifth at the Balcony level. They are open one hour before the show and during intermission. They only accept cash.

The Maison symphonique also boasts four foyers (Foyer Allegro, Foyer Parterre, Foyer Corbeille, Foyer Balcon) and a VIP lounge (salon d’honneur). They can be rented alone or along with the performance hall.

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The Maison symphonique's Organ

The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was made for the OSM, which owns the organ, and was inaugurated in May 2014. It was created by Casavant Frères, based in Saint-Hyacinthe, in collaboration with the architects Diamond Schmitt and Ædifica for visual design. It is a large organ intended for orchestral use, and is recorded in its builder’s books as Opus 3900. The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique consists of 109 registers, 83 stops, 116 ranks and 6,489 pipes.

The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique is rented separately from the Maison symphonique. Please contact the Place des Arts programming team to learn about the detailed terms depending on the type of use and type of event.

Purchase of this organ was made possible, courtesy of Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais, who assumed the total cost and, in so doing, wished to keep alive the memory of the lasting contribution made by Mr. Pierre Béique to the OSM’s mission of excellence.

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