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One of the oldest standing theaters in the city, Impérial Bell is a local favorite among the theater-going crowd. With numerous plays, concerts, musicals and theatrical works, its calendar seems to be full forever. The theater houses a lounge, a restaurant La Casbah, and a large dining and performance space, La Grande Salle. The interiors of all these spaces are tastefully done and ooze sophistication. The works performed here are brilliant too, and come from various genres, highlighting various topics.
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.
The grand Palais Montcalm Theatre, erected at Place d'Youville, has entertained Quebec for almost 70 years. With a diverse lineup of classical, contemporary and specialty musical acts, the stone structure allows magnificent sightlines and superior acoustics in stately surroundings. A smaller performance space, the Café-Spectacles du Palais Montcalm, showcases blues and jazz acts in a cozy atmosphere. Though superseded by the Grand Théâtre in stature, the Palais Montcalm remains one of the city's true artistic and architectural landmarks. Ticket prices vary.
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.
The Théâtre Petit Champlain is not your ordinary theater. In fact, it is one of the very few to endorse the "song". Hear some of the most distinguished artists belt their hear out, in sweet melodies that are sure to touch your heart. The schedule is fixed throughout the year, with each day of every month being dedicated to some performer. Dramas, plays and other activities too take place. The theater seating is such that it makes for an intimate setting. A terrace bar situated within the theater caters to those wanting to grab a drink before the show.
Located in the artsy Sainte-Foy Sillery district of Quebec, Salle Albert-Rousseau is a performing arts center, named after the avante-garde artist Albert Rousseau. It has a diverse repertoire like drama, comedy, music, recitals and more. An art gallery showcases the works of all artists from the Quebec region, whether established or upcoming. A bar inside the theater serves some delicious coffee, snacks and alcohol in case you decide to stop by early before a show.