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This versatile, variably configurable hall can hold up to 421 spectators, depending on the seating arrangement and the type of performance being presented.

A number of modern dance performances take place in the venue, including those in the Danse Danse / 5e Salle series, as well as contemporary music concerts, multimedia performances, plays, music and theatre-dance shows, cabaret performances, etc. A significant part of the 5e Salle’s programming is made up of innovative forms of performance.


    The Cinquième Salle’s main vocation is to offer a tailor-made venue for creative artists seeking to reach a curious audience that is open to innovation.

    Place des Arts inaugurated this versatile space in 1992, in conjunction with the construction of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, designed by architects Jodoin Lamarre Pratte and Associates, on the Place des Arts Plaza. It is located between the museum’s entrance hall and the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme.

    With its revolutionary design, the Cinquième Salle is increasingly setting the standard for the presentation of daring creative works. Thanks to its system of mobile platforms, the theatre can offer four basic stage configurations: Italian, Elizabethan, face to face, or thrust stage*.

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    The Cinquième Salle’s one foyer regularly features installations and exhibitions relating to performances. There is a bar in the foyer.


    Assistance for persons with reduced mobility

    During performances, a member of the ushering staff is specifically designated to assist persons with reduced mobility. Customers who require assistance must report to the main security desk.

    Aids for the hearing-impaired

    An audio system enables hearing-impaired spectators to tune into the audio signal of the show by setting their FM receivers to 88.1.

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Cinquième Salle
Place des Arts

260, boulevard de Maisonneuve West
Montreal (Quebec),
H2X 1Y9

Tel.: 514 842-2112

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