Since 1992, Place des Arts has been the city's central entertainment complex, presenting performances of musical concerts, opera, dance, and theater in five halls: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (2,990 seats), where the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens often perform; Théâtre Maisonneuve (1,458 seats), where the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal performs; Théâtre Jean-Duceppe (765 seats); Cinquième Salle (417 seats); and the small Studio-Théâtre Stella Artois (138 seats). Portions of the city's many arts festivals are staged in the halls and outdoor plaza here, as are traveling productions of Broadway shows. Note: In 2012, portions of the Place des Arts plaza may be under construction. Consult the website for current parking information and updates about temporary entrances.
- Frommer's Staff