Any tourist visiting Montreal should be aware of the top arts & entertainment venues in Montreal. These venues host some of the best arts & entertainment in Montreal. Many of Montreal’s film festivals, top concerts and popular events are hosted in these venues. The following are the best arts & entertainment venues in Montreal.
| Place des Arts Montreal |
Montreal’s Place des Arts is Montreal’s center for the performing arts. It is the home of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (Montreal Symphony Orchestra), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Canada's top ballet companies), and the Opéra de Montréal (The Montreal Opera). The Place des Arts was built in 1962 and it is located in Montreal’s downtown area, along rue Ste-Catherine. It is the central piece of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles.
| The Bell Centre (Le Centre Bell) |
The Bell Centre (Le Centre Bell) is Montreal's premiere sports and entertainment complex. Located in downtown Montreal, the Bell Centre has a seating capacity of 21,273 and is considered to be the largest hockey arena in North America. It also happens to be the home of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team since 1996. The Bell Centre is one of the busiest and most technologically advanced venues in North America.