La sentinelle/Ghost Light

Les journées de la culture 2021

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Les journées de la culture 2021

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October 19 to 21, 2021

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Dans la tête de Proust

November 17 to 20, 2021

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Christian McBride

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

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Tommy Emmanuel

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

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Number of seats: 804

Canada’s oldest theatre, Ludger-Duvernay, with its vintage woodwork, red velvet seats, and rich details, casts a spell. Intricate hand-painted designs on the original ceiling and wrought iron railing tracing the balcony’s exuberant curve add to the XIX Century atmosphere. Since its inauguration in 1893, Ludger-Duvernay has been in the forefront of a tradition that values openness and creativity.

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Number of seats: 150

The intimate Studio Hydro-Quebec marries the tactile and visual appeal of its exposed stone walls with the high-tech edge of state-of-the-art equipment. Its modular components can be assembled in many different configurations, including theatre in the round and cabaret setting. The Studio Hydro-Quebec accommodates from 110 to 150 spectators.

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Number of seats: 180

Located on the ground floor of the Monument-National, Le Café is a theater with variable configuration that focuses on intimacy and usability. With a bar and versatile technical equipment, this venue can accommodate a wide range of activities - intimate performances, film screenings, launches, press conferences, meetings and seminars - in a warm atmosphere. It can accommodate between 100 and 130 people seated and up to 180 in cocktail.

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Available form mid-may until the end of August, this huge hall is ideal for rehearsals, artistic residencies - theatre, dance or music - and can be set-up to host shows for a hundred spectators. The Rehearsal Hall measures 31' X 54' X 17' in height and has a Green Room.

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The Set and Costume shops of the Monument-National are available for rental from mid-May to mid-August, outside of the National Theatre School's academic calendar. Spacious and well equipped, these shops are suitable for the design and production of sets and costumes for artistic events of all sizes. They are located on the ground floor of the building with direct access to our loading dock.

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The mandate of LA SERRE — arts vivants follows two mains areas: production and support for emerging artists and national and international events. LA SERRE — arts vivants position itself as collaborator and agitator between different national and international partners. Emerging artists and cultural workers have free access to the coworking space. 

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The history of the Monument-National

Built between 1891 and 1893, the Monument-National is the oldest theatre still in use today in Quebec and is now owned by the National Theatre School of Canada. Officially opened on 24 June 1893 by the Association Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal (the present-day St-Jean-Baptiste Society), the Monument-National was situated at the historical interface between the Francophone neighbourhoods (to the east) and the Anglophone areas (to the west). With its daring architecture and imposing dimensions, the Monument-National was the first “monument,” as such, to celebrate the glory of the French-Canadian “nation” and this is why it was called the “National Monument.”

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125th anniversary of the Monument-National

On June 24, 1893, the Monument-National was officially inaugurated. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this mythical building, we created Monumental Encounters, a web series featuring interviews with personalities whose destinies are tied to the Monument’s. Follow us on Facebook to catch them all!


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