Théâtre Maisonneuve

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Théâtre Maisonneuve
Theatre Maisonneuve.jpg
Exterior of venue (c.1968)
Location260, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2X 1Y9
Operator Place des Arts
Capacity 1,453
Opened1967
Tenants
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Orchestre Métropolitain
I Musici de Montréal
Collège Sainte Anne de Lachine

Théâtre Maisonneuve is a theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at Place des Arts in the Quartier des spectacles neighbourhood in the borough of Ville-Marie.

Theatre Collaborative form of performing art

Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον, itself from θεάομαι.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

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Théâtre Maisonneuve was inaugurated in 1967 and was named for the founder of Montreal, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve. [1]

The theatre has 1,453 seats and is used for variety shows, benefits small ensembles and soloists, musicals and films. Regularly, it also presents the benefits of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Orchestre Métropolitain, I Musici de Montreal and the Pro Musica Society. Quebec Issime presents his show every year. [1]

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (GBCM) is a ballet company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A creative and repertory company, it performs works that reflect the diverse trends of contemporary ballet.

The Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) is a Canadian orchestra based in Montreal, Quebec. The OM primarily gives its concerts in the Montreal Symphony House at Place des Arts, and also performs at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and Théâtre Maisonneuve. Outside of the Montreal city centre, the OM also gives concerts in Saint-Laurent, Outremont, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Léonard, Verdun, Ahuntsic, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, and Pointe-Claire.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Théâtre Maisonneuve". Place des Arts. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2008-06-08.

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