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Quebec City's modern Grand Théâtre de Quebec stands in stark contrast to the venerable beauty of the Palais Montcalm, which it effectively replaced. Built in the mid-1960s, the home of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and L'Opéra de Québec does have its own charm, however. The Salle Louis-Fréchette seats spectators in a classic four-tier arrangement, while the Salle Octave-Crémazie is a more intimate option with fewer seats. With a huge annual program befitting a first-class, multi-use facility, any visitor with an interest in the arts is likely to find himself or herself, enjoying at the Grand.
The Théâtre Capitole inside the Capitole du Quebec has been in existence since 1992. It was formerly an arts and cultural events center but today it is used as a concert hall. Majestically decorated, the theater has comfortable seating accompanied by an excellent acoustic audio systems. The theater is divided into the Balcony and Orchestra Levels, check the seating map on their website. Some of the biggest names in the business have all performed here. Today the Theatre Capitole attracts thousands of screaming fans who come to see their favorite acts do what they do best.
Nestled within the Cité-Limoilou region of Quebec city, ExpoCité is a sprawling complex that is ideal for any kind of event. The site features venues, buildings and spaces where concerts, trade shows, sporting events and much more can be hosted. One can also find a number of restaurant and bars on-site, as well as a gaming hall and theater. Check website for ticketing details.
The Centre d'art La Chapelle is a facility for hosting events. With more than 150 different events taking place here every year, it is clearly one of the preferred venues of the city. Artists like Marie-Lise Majeur, Juliel and Pascal Dufour have performed in live concerts here. The center can be booked for cultural programs, conferences and private ceremonies. Air conditioning, parking, catering as well as audio-visual equipments are all available. Special facilities can be requested.
Videotron Centre is Quebec City's premier destination for indoor events with an impressive seating capacity of 18,259. The state-of-the-art arena boasts a design spawned by the Canadians' passion for ice hockey. Inside, the ice rink is surrounded by seating on all sides arranged around a notoriously steep bowl for a more intimate view of the action on the ice. Home of the Quebec Remparts, the arena also hosts concerts by world-renown artists and other major events, however, its primary focus remains the national winter sport of Canada. Designed by François Moreau, the extravagant opening ceremony of the Videotron Center was attended by notable personalities like the then Premier of Quebec, Jean Charest, former Quebec Nordiques players Michel Goulet, Peter Stastny, and Alain Côté.