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May 2012

Music Dance Theatre PDA Junior Free activities

The Little Prince
Les Grands Ballets


May 3 to 12
Théâtre Maisonneuve


The Grands Ballets


Didy Veldman was in her early twenties when she read The Little Prince. Like many adults, she was surprised by the existential questions raised by what she presumed was a simple children's story. After several re-readings, she felt the urge to translate into movement its special atmosphere, its poetry and purity. "I feel the need to keep certain narrative elements," she explains, "but not the need to be overly literal. For me, The Little Prince is the story of a rediscovery. I would therefore like to focus on certain aspects of our behaviour and life choices, so as to question them in a spirit similar to that of the book. But this is only the starting point. Who knows where it will all lead?"


Residents companies


Opera of Montreal


May 19 to 26


ou know the story: to regain his youth, Doctor Faust makes a deal with the Devil! An impudent Devil whose endeavours lead his "protégé" into the arms of the beautiful Marguerite...




Les Peintres du charbon
Until May 12


Sideways Rain
May 24 and 25

May 25 and 26

Life and Times - Episode 1
May 30 to June 1st

On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God - Romeo Castellucci
May 31 to June 3

June 1st and 2

Alexis, une tragedia greca
June 3 to 5

Exposition Dance With Me
May 15 to June 7

Jazz, pop, great performers


Chris de Burgh
May, 7 and 8

Tommy Emmanuel
May 17

Straight No Chaser
May 19

Sinéad O'Connor - CANCELLED
May 25

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
May 27

B.B. King
May 29 and 30

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
May 31

Marie-Mai et l'OSM - SOLD OUT
May 31

OSM - A Cool Classical Jouney


Kent Nagano & the « New World Symphony »
may 3, 5 and 6

David Jalbert (piano) - Pro Musica
May 6

OSM - Schoenberg : Pierrot Lunaire - SOLD OUT
May 7

Orchestre Métropolitain - Make Room for Jazz!
May 10

Maxim Vengerov
May 14

OSM - Lang Lang in recital - SOLD OUT
May 15

OSM - Music & Imagery: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4
May 17

OSM - Deborah Voigt: the passion of german and italian opera
May 22 and 23

OSM - Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
May 24

OSM - Daphnis et Chloé with Kent Nagano & Cirque Éloize - SOLD OUT
Monday, May 28


Kathleen Fortin lit Nancy Huston
May 14



Regional Dance America / Festival de danse
May 1st to 5

Free activities


Festival de musique de chambre - Série Concerts dans les rues
May 5, 7, 8 and 9

Le Bal du dimanche - Samba brésilienne
May 13

Exposition Dance With Me - FTA
May 15 to June 7

Students from Collège Charles-Lemoyne dance!
May 22

Midi DUCEPPE 101 - Du texte à la scène : les étapes de création d'une pièce
May 23

Les Rendez-Vous des rythmes du monde - Joey Mallat et Mysk
May 24

French song


Ma Première Place des Arts


Finale interprète
May 1st

Finale Auteur-Compositeur-Interprète
May 2


Les Week-ends de la chanson Quebecor


2 mai

Alexane Roy
3 mai

Anic Proulx
4 mai

Jean Paray, Danny Du Temple et Brigitte Lemay
May 5

May 9 to 12

Alexandre Poulin
May 16

Ben Sasseville
Thursday, May 17

Geneviève Morissette et Bastien Lucas
May 18

Atelier de Jazz Vocal de Montréal (AJVM)
May 19

Charles Alnave
May 20

Tomy Paré
May 31

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Make coming to Place des Arts a real event!


Enjoy a meal in any one of our restaurants: Place Deschamps, Le Seingalt, Le Contemporain and Van Houtte café-bistro.

Call to reserve

Place Deschamps: 514-564-3155
Le Seingalt: 514-849-2119
Le Contemporain : 514 847-6900

Save time
by parking right
on the premises!


Place des Arts' indoor parking lot:

950 spaces available
Performance rate: $10

Taxis close at hand!


Coming out of a show, you can get a taxi on St. Urbain Street. A taxi zone has been set up: on the west side of the street, just south of the entrance to our parking lot.

Improved services for people with reduced mobility


A drop-off zone on St. Urbain Street
People with reduced mobility have easier access to Place des Arts with the opening of a drop-off zone that has been specially designed and configured to meet their needs, located at 1600 St. Urbain Street. They are able to use outdoor and indoor ramps to access the various concert halls.

Individuals requiring the use of a wheelchair must go to the central security desk, or to the entrance of the Maison symphonique for performances taking place in that venue. There are a limited number of wheelchairs available.

Reserved spaces in the
indoor parking lot
Place des Arts has reserved spaces in its indoor parking lot for people with reduced mobility who possess an accessible parking permit. These spaces are located on the three levels of the P-1 lot, close to an elevator leading to the venue entrance level. Additional spaces are located in section P of the P 2 lot on the main foyer level leading to the concert halls.

Personalized service
During shows, a member of the ushering staff is designated to assist people with reduced mobility. Customers requiring assistance must present themselves at the entrance to the halls to get help.

La Verità


January 13 to February 3


Théâtre Maisonneuve


Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca (Rain, Corteo, Donka), the show will offer a theatrical and acrobatic exploration of the life and work of famous artist Salvador Dali. For the occasion, a gigantic original work by Dali will occupy a place of honour on stage, for the first time since it was created in New York in the 1940s. A world exclusive!





The Commodores

Stephan Moccio

Marseille Musique


The Fondation de la Place des Arts annual benefit show

Catherine Major - FrancoFolies de Montréal

Les Filles de Caleb

Hugues Aufray - FrancoFolies de Montréal

Maurane - FrancoFolies de Montréal

Michel Fugain - FrancoFolies de Montréal

Claude Dubois - FrancoFolies de Montréal

Julien Clerc symphonique - FrancoFolies de Montréal

Concours Musical International de Montréal

Orchestre Métropolitain / Brahms Weekend

Sting - SOLD OUT

Gordon Lightfoot

Flamenco Hoy

An Acoustic Evening with Stanley Clarke and Hiromi - Festival de Jazz

Richard Galliano from Bach to Piazzolla - Festival de Jazz

James Taylor - Festival de Jazz

Stanley Clarke Band - Festival de Jazz

Chris Botti - Festival de Jazz

Steve Hill / P. Deslauriers - Festival de Jazz

Bessie Smith - Festival de Jazz

Van Der Graaf - Festival de Jazz

Gianmaria Testa - Festival de Jazz

Patrick Watson - Festival de Jazz

Liza Minnelli Confessions - Festival de Jazz

Seal - Festival de Jazz

The Rat Pack is Back - Festival de Jazz

Timber Timbre - Festival de Jazz

Norah Jones - Festival de Jazz - SOLD OUT

Arturo Brachetti - Juste pour rire

Gala Français, animé par Stéphane Rousseau


Programming on April 24th 2012.


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