Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski
Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski

Future Stars’ Grand Premiere

Fondation de la Place des Arts' annual benefit event

Since its creation in 2011, the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere presents a unique show that raises funds to support the programs and activities of Place des Arts’ Education and Communities sector. This evening, which brings together people from the philanthropic, artistic, and business community as well as art lovers from all backgrounds, offers exceptionally talented young artists the opportunity to perform on a stage in a prestigious venue under the artistic direction of a different artist each year.

Community Outreach: Lighting a spark

Arts and culture are essential for our development and fulfillment as individuals, as a community and as a society. This is why, every year, several hundred teenagers from less privileged backgrounds and francization centers’ students, as well as people from various community organizations – especially for newcomers – are invited each year to attend the show free of charge.

Since this initiative was created, nearly 2,300 people have taken part in this unique evening. Many of them have experienced their first visit to a large theater and their first immersion in the cultural world of the performing arts in Quebec.

2023 Edition

The Future Stars’ Grand Premiere will be back at Théâtre Maisonneuve on Tuesday, June 6!

Stéphane Tétreault, internationally renowned cellist and recipient of numeros awards and honours – including the 2022 Prix Opus for "Performer of the Year", has been entrusted with the artistic direction for the 12th edition of this event, which will be a venue for emotion and discovery.

Stéphane Tétreault
Stéphane Tétreault / Photo credit: Frédérik Robitaille

A Three-part Evening

6:00 p.m. – Cocktail buffet
7:30 p.m. – Show featuring outstanding young artists
9:00 p.m. - Wine and dessert with the evening's stars

The artists of the 12th edition

The artistic program of the evening will be unveiled soon. Stay tuned!

How to contribute?

  • Become a partner or a major donor by completing our online form.
  • Join us by buying tickets (access to the cocktail dinner, the show as well as the wine and dessert).
  • Donate!

For more information, consult our partnership plan or contact the Fondation's team by email or by phone at 514 285-4535.

Community Outreach

If you are a teacher, a student, or a member of a community organization, a francization center or a high school seeking to take part in an exceptional artistic experience at Place des Arts, the partners and donors of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere are offering you the opportunity to attend the 12th edition of this major benefit performance free of charge.

Reserve your seats* by completing our online form.
*Limited quantity of tickets available.
*Guest audience members:
Students aged 12 and over, teachers or members of community organizations, francization centers and high schools, as well as their spouses and children over 12 years of age.

Organizing committee


Sylvie Chagnon Lallemand
Sandra Chartrand – Fondation Sandra et Alain Bouchard
Jacques Marchand – LCI Éducation


Marc Blondeau / Frédérique Cardinal - Fondation de la Place des Arts / Marie-Josée Desrochers - Société de la Place des Arts / Amélie Fortier-Cyr - Lancôme Canada / Catherine Samson - Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec / Barbara Seal, C.M.
Louise Sicuro, C.M., C.Q. / Louise St-Pierre – Société de la Place des Arts


Émile Bonetti
Coordinator, communications and administration
514 285-4535

The 2022 Edition in video!


For all the 2022 photos, or to consult the previous editions of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere, click here.

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