Place des Arts
Place des Arts plays a vital role on the Québec and Montréal stage. Not only is it at the forefront of the development of local performing arts and Québec’s openness to the international artistic world, it is also one of the key players. Its more than four decades of history are marked by superb events and discoveries.
As a public organization serving all Quebecers, the Société de la Place des Arts is devoted to showcasing the performing arts. It manages five performance halls in Montréal, as well as the Amphithéâtre de Lanaudière. Place des Arts is home to major artistic organizations, and works to make various forms of the performing arts accessible and to promote Québec’s artistic and cultural life.
To fulfil its mission, the Société welcomes, produces and co-produces artistic works from Québec and abroad, organizes public-awareness and audience-building activities, provides specific services and specialized technical equipment to artistic organizations and producers, and lastly, draws up performance agreements with various partners.
Thanks to an active presence in the artistic milieu and its strong responsiveness to the needs and expectations of both audiences and show producers, Place des Arts is a veritable hub of Montréal and Québec cultural life.
RESERVED SPACES AND SEATS – WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Several seats are set aside in each show venue for people who use wheelchairs. For access, you need to obtain special tickets at the Place des Arts box office wicket or by telephone at 514 842-2112 (or toll free at 1 866 842-2112). Simply specify that you need a ticket for a person who uses a wheelchair.
An event provider may offer free access to the companion of a guest with a Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker (TCLS) or Access2 card. If it is approved by the event provider, this offer is valid on presentation of the TCLS or Access2 card. To check availability of this offer, please contact the box office at 514-842-2112 or 1866-842-2112.
The two main entrances (1600 rue Saint-Urbain and 175 rue Sainte-Catherine) are equipped with ramps and drop-off areas, outdoors and indoors, to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility or who use wheelchairs.
People with reduced mobility have access to a number of reserved indoor parking spaces at Place des Arts. Learn more at the parking attendant’s box or reserve your space by calling 514 842-2112.
Accessible parking spaces for people with reduced mobility can be found easily on all three levels of the P-1 parking lot. They are located close to an elevator that leads to the venue entrance. Other spaces are located in section P of the P-2 parking lot on the same floor as the main lobby leading to the show venues.
GETTING AROUND INSIDE PLACE DES ARTS
BORROWING A WHEELCHAIR
If you need a wheelchair to facilitate your moving around inside Place des Arts, visit the central security station near the rue Saint-Urbain entrance, or the entrance to Maison symphonique if you are attending a show there. Please note we have a limited number of wheelchairs.
MOBILITY ASSISTANCE INSIDE THE VENUES
During show times, a customer service representative is specially assigned to assisting people with reduced mobility. To obtain assistance, simply come to the show venue entrance.
FOR PEOPLE OF LARGER SIZES
People of larger sizes can be seated more comfortably by reserving an adapted seat. All our show venues are equipped with them, and you can reserve one through the Place des Arts box office, by telephone or at the wicket only; it is not possible to reserve this type of seat online. You can also make a request when you arrive at the venue the day of the , though availability is not guaranteed. Please note that we have a limited number of these seats.
Certified guide dogs are welcome on site. When you purchase your tickets, contact the Place des Arts box office to make sure you are given appropriate seating in the venue.
PEOPLE WHO ARE HEARING-IMPAIRED
All venues at Place des Arts are equipped with an audio system that enables people who are hearing-impaired to tune in to the show’s signal. Simply bring your portable radio or music device with headphones and tune in to the dedicated frequency for your show venue:
BOOSTER SEATS FOR CHILDREN
Booster seats are available for children at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and Théâtre Maisonneuve. Just ask a member of our staff.