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NTS Campuses

State-of-the-art facilities designed specifically for theatre: 5 performance spaces including an 800-seat proscenium theatre, the historic Monument-National campus, spacious light-filled rehearsal spaces, a sound studio, a lighting lab, a professional fly system, professional set and costume workshops, and the largest bilingual theatre library in Canada, which holds thousands of original scripts. 

Monument-National Campus

Located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, one of Montreal’s theatre districts, the Monument-National houses resident artists and theatre companies, and is also used extensively by professional companies and festivals for public performances.

Completed in 1893, the fully restored Monument-National is the oldest operating theatre in Canada.

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The Monument-National campus houses:

  • Ludger-Duvernay Theatre (classic proscenium hall seating 804)
  • Studio Hydro-Québec (a versatile studio space seating 125 to 180)
  • Le Café (a 100-seat performance area)
  • La Balustrade (a cabaret space seating 55)
  • a set construction and scenic painting shop
  • a costume and properties shop
  • a large rehearsal hall

Saint-Denis campus

NTS’s main building, the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Pavilion, is located in the heart of the vibrant Plateau-Mont-Royal.

As over 300 artists from across the country are invited to teach at NTS every year, the pavilion is a true hub for the who’s who of Canadian theatre.

The Saint-Denis campus features:

  • André-Pagé Studio (a flexible studio space with a 150-seat capacity)
  • Pauline-McGibbon Studio (80-seat capacity)
  • rehearsal rooms
  • classrooms, including rooms designed for voice, dance, movement, design, and writing
  • a costume shop
  • a video studio 
  • a sound studio
  • a lighting laboratory
  • a projection room
  • a computer room
  • a school supplies store
  • a cafeteria

Technical Drawings and Technical Riders

André-Pagé Studio

Pauline-McGibbon Studio

Lighting Laboratory

Bleviss Family Library

The Bleviss Family Library is the largest bilingual theatre arts library in Canada. It houses a collection of about 75,000 indexed documents, including 6,000 unpublished manuscripts, accessible to the NTS community and to subscribers from the general public.

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