|Performing Arts Venue |||Concert Hall|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Saint-Laurent Metro|
|Cross Street |||between De Bullion and Sainte-Dominique|
|Mon-Wed: 12 noon-6PM Thurs-Fri: noon-9PM Sat: noon-5PM Closed Sunday. Box office open until 9PM on show nights|
Profile Last Updated: December 03, 2008
Located in the heart of downtown, this concert venue has welcomed artists of all types. Punk, reggae, pop, rock, jazz: all genres of music have performed on its stage. Metropolis has presented several major concerts, among them Beck, David Bowie, the Beastie Boys, Björk, Bran Van 3000, Coldplay, Green Day and the White Stripes.
A Building with History
This magnificent monument, which opened in 1884, welcomed many great personalities, including the legendary Sarah Bernhardt, before being used for various purposes during the past century. Partly destroyed by fire, it became Le Théâtre Français prior to undergoing numerous transformations. It served as a large movie theatre in the 1980s and as a dance club in the 1990s. Upon acquiring the property in the late '90s, L'Équipe Spectra returned the Metropolis to its initial vocation as a concert hall.
F is for Flexible
While primarily a concert space, the Metropolis’ flexibility as a venue and imposing size have led to constant bookings ranging from corporate launches to the recording of television programs. As well, the Metropolis periodically transforms itself back into a dance club. Directly adjoining the concert venue is a small hall, the Savoy, which can accommodate 220 people. It is great for intimate gatherings. Equipped with a sound and lighting system, it can be used as a showroom, a VIP lounge, a meeting, audition or launch room. The Savoy’s setting is reminiscent of the cabaret era. It’s definitely a unique space that assures a unique experience.
The Metropolis can hold 2,300 people. It’s one of the most popular concert venues in Montreal. Its flexibility to adapt to any kind of venue makes it one of a kind. A festive mood is so easily generated at this hot spot that something exciting is bound to happen. The Metropolis is always teeming with excitement.
Ticket purchases: During the day, you can get tickets for shows at the Metropolis at the Spectrum (514-861-5851, 318, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest).