Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Formerly called La Grande Salle, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier is the largest Italian-theatre-style performance venue in Québec. It hosts major shows from Place des Arts’ two resident companies, the Opéra de Montréal and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

  • Capacity: 2,996 seats
  • Perfect for: large-scale shows, operas, musical comedies, dance shows, convocations, and rock, jazz and pop concerts.
  • Note: major renovations since 2013 include:
    • revamped outdoor colonnade
    • replaced seats
    • renovated orchestra pit, which can hold up to 100 musicians
    • redesign of the backstage areas, the multi-purpose room and the dressing rooms
    • installation of high-end d&b audiotechnik brand sound equipment (used by halls such as the Sydney Opera House, the Apollo Theater in New York, Salle Louis-Fréchette at the Grand Théâtre de Québec and Massey Hall in Toronto).
  • Other features: modern, bright rehearsal space with natural-light backlighting and an indoor loading dock that provides direct access to the stage. Dimensions: 47 by 17 metres.

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

260, boulevard Maisonneuve West

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Venue from the stage
Photo credit : Caroline Bergeron
The stage from the corbeille.
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The stage from the parterre. Show : Don Giovanni by the Opéra de Montréal / 16/17 season
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The stage and the orchestra pit from the parterre. Show : Don Giovanni by Opéra de Montréal / 16/17 season
Photo credit : Caroline Bergeron
The venue from the stage - Show by Jean Leloup.
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The stage from the corbeille level.
Photo credit: Caroline Bergeron
The venue fro the side.
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The stage from the parterre.
Photo credit: Caroline Bergeron



Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier offers show producers and corporate event organizers a number of adjacent spaces, which can be rented alone or along with the performance hall.

Many services are available for an additional fee in each of the adjacent rental spaces: greeters, security and bar staff; table, chair and red carpet rental; catering service; cleaning and setup services, and more.

Photo : Caroline Bergeron

Piano nobile
This “noble floor,” which opens onto two wide staircases, is a central space well suited to holding private receptions, lectures and talks. Overlooked by the work Les Anges radieux by Québec artist Louis Archambault, Piano nobile gives a spectacular view of the Esplanade thanks to its tall bay windows.

Capacity: 500 people standing, 300 people seated for shows and lectures, or 25 banquet tables.

Bar Galerie
Located on the seventh floor, behind the mezzanine level and the balconies. Capacity: 75 people standing, 50 seated or three banquet tables. A lounge space is also available on the upper floors at the balcony level.*

Photo : Caroline Bergeron

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier's foyers
Odd-and even-numbered parterre foyers*

These foyers can accommodate more than 450 people on each side. Lectures and talks can also be held here for about 100 people seated.

Foyer Beauchemin
Located on the odd-numbered side, at the first balcony level, this space features La Chute d'Icare (The Fall of Icarus), a tapestry by artist Micheline Beauchemin. Capacity: 200 people standing, 150 people seated or 15 banquet tables.

Foyer Lapalme
Located on the even-numbered side, at the first balcony level, this space features Orphée et Dionysos sur les bords du Styx (Orpheus and Dionysus on the Shores of the Styx), a tapestry replete with shadow and light effects, created by Robert Lapalme. Capacity: 200 people standing, 150 people seated or 15 banquet tables.


Photo : Caroline Bergeron

Bar Pellan
Located behind Piano nobile, Bar Pellan is an impressive space thanks to its immense glass wall, Cosmos musical, by artist Alfred Pellan. Capacity: 75 people standing. A kitchen adjacent to the bar is available for caterers during receptions.


Salon d’honneur
Recently renovated, and located backstage of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, the Salon d’honneur is perfect for meetings with artists, special events, ceremonial gatherings and more. Capacity: 30 people standing.

*Greeter, security and bar staff service fees may be added when renting these spaces for cocktail parties or receptions.


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