Explore Quartier des Spectacles
See an unforgettable show or attend an annual festival in downtown Montreal’s theater and entertainment district—Quartier des Spectacles. This 1-kilometer district is bordered by City Councillors Street, Berri Street, Sherbrooke Street, and René Lévesque Boulevard, just 2.8 kilometers away from Le Nouvel Hôtel . Our convenient location is ideal for resting in-between all the thrilling shows and events you’ll experience in the “cultural heartbeat of Montreal.”
All About Quartier des SpectaclesThe vibrant Quartier des Spectacles district was first proposed in 2002. It features urban design elements—including tiered green space, lit fountains, bright lighting, bikeways, and misting machines.
The Luminous Pathway is one of these unique, distinguishing features. Two rows of red dots light the sidewalk in front of each venue, a playful nod to the classic red carpet and Quartier’s Red Light era. Other features of the Luminous Pathway are architectural lighting, which is present on the facades of more than 20 buildings and sites, and architectural video projections, which turn nine building facades into screens on which artistic videos are projected.
Montreal’s Center for Arts & CultureQuartier des Spectacles is home to more than 80 cultural venues and eight lively public spaces that host 40+ festivals each year and 100+ shows a month. To put it simply, there is always something going on in the Quartier—day or night.
Popular Events Happening in Quartier des Spectacles:
Performance Halls & Museums:
- Place Des Arts
- SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
- Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal
This is just a sampling of the things to do in Quartier des Spectacles. Ask our helpful staff for suggestions on the best activities and events in the area.