Coronavirus (Covid-19)

New shows go on sale and are presented in our performance halls every week, in compliance with public health requirements. As of September 1st, 2021, all spectators aged 13 or over will be required to show a vaccine passport, along with a photo ID (photo optional for people aged 13 to 15, and 75 or over), to be admitted to shows presented at Place des Arts. See the latest updates


Security and Prohibited Items

Safety has always been a priority at Place des Arts, and we remain focused on this serious issue on an ongoing basis. We are committed to providing our artists and the public with an environment that is as safe as it is enjoyable, using access and security procedures in our complex and performance halls that do not in any way affect the quality of the experience while on the premises.

The security measures in place are best suited to our situation and the types of performances we present. These procedures are in keeping with our operational reality.

Oversized Bags and Prohibited Objects

Oversized bags are systematically checked at the entrance to the halls prior to performances. In this regard, members of the public are cautioned not to arrive with bags measuring larger than 45 cm X 35 cm X 20 cm (18 in X 13 in X 8 in) or with any of the objects mentioned below, at risk of having the items confiscated and/or being denied access to the performance hall.




Additional and Occasional Security Measures

Additional measures, such as the systematic checking of all bags, body searches, or the use of a metal detector, may be carried out at a producer’s or artist’s request, or depending on the circumstances, as our security measures undergo continuous adjustment and fine-tuning. When such measures are scheduled to occur, Place des Arts or the producer makes sure to notify the clientele for the show in question, notably in a pre-show email, so that spectators may plan their visit accordingly.


  • Smoking and vaping are prohibited in Place des Arts, both in public spaces and performance halls.

  • Place des Arts does not have a space where spectators can check items other than clothing. Clothing (coats, jackets, umbrellas, etc.) can be left in the cloakrooms in our performance halls, which are in operation from November to April.

  • It is forbidden to bring food or beverages from outside into the performance halls.

  • For security reasons, we only accept bags that can easily be stored under seats. Bags over 45 cm (18 in) X 35 cm (13 in) X 20 cm (8 in) are prohibited.


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