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Whether You Love To Watch Ballet Or Great Theatre, Montreal Always Has You Covered. 

In March, the Place des Art will host some spectacular shows to help you prepare for spring and get some warmth in the air through dance and theater. March is the time of year when spring and winter battle for supremacy, which is a delicate dance in itself and, frankly, not the most entertaining. That is why going to the Place des Art in March to see these great shows will give you something to enjoy on a perfect night out in Montreal. will hook you up with restaurant reservations, and if you are traveling from abroad, they will find and book you at the best rates in our fine hotels. That’s not all; they’ll even organize your travel needs. This means that all you have to worry about is showing up and finding the perfect partner for your adventure in Montreal. Let’s look at the best theater, and dance shows at Place des Arts in Montreal in March 2023.

Fred Pellerin – La Descente Aux Affaires

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 1st to Sunday, March 5th, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm showtimes

Location: Maisonneuve Theatre

Genre: Theatre


Lose yourself in the captivating story of Toussaint Brodeur, who was incredibly wealthy and had it all until he realized he did not. Time is the one thing money can’t buy, and when he desperately needs more of it, he faces unique philosophical and real-life challenges. Humor, poetry, and outstanding spoken word performance will help bring this fascinating story to life.  Performances are already sold out, so you must act fast to get your seats for this popular Quebec show. 

Fred Pellerin is a Canadian storyteller, actor, and author. He is known for his unique style of storytelling that combines humor, poetry, and music to captivate audiences of all ages. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his work and is considered one of his generation’s most influential French-Canadian artists.


Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8th to Sunday, March 19th, 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm showtimes

Location: Theatre Jean Duceppe

Genre: Theatre


An exciting story that follows the life of Yammie and her indigenous roots. After leaving her reservation as a child, Yammie returns as an adult and a French teacher. Yammie is forced to confront the changes and challenges her fellow villagers have faced over the years while she was away. She reconnects with her community through the classroom and her students, who offer different perspectives on life on the reserve. 

Naomi Fontaine is a Canadian author from Quebec. She is known for her work in Indigenous literature and has published several books in French and English. Her work often explores the experiences and perspectives of Indigenous people in contemporary society, drawing on her own Innu heritage. Fontaine has received recognition and awards for her writing and is considered a prominent figure in Indigenous literature.

Stephanie Lake Company – Colossus

Date and Time: Wednesday March 8th to Saturday March 11th 8:00pm

Location: Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Genre: Dance


Colossus is a colossal masterpiece of dance and choreography that will take over the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier. The cast is entirely local, and the show will be a reflection of Montreal and how we interact and share our personal spaces with each other. Sixty performers will take the stage to create an awe-inspiring experience you will never forget. 

Stephanie Lake is an Australian choreographer and artistic director of the Stephanie Lake Company, a contemporary dance company based in Melbourne, Australia. The company is known for its innovative and thought-provoking work that pushes the boundaries of traditional dance forms, often incorporating elements of visual and performance art. The Stephanie Lake Company has performed at major dance festivals and venues worldwide, receiving critical acclaim for its highly physical and visually striking works.


Date and Time: Sunday, March 19th, 2:00 pm

Location: Maison Symphonique

Genre: Theatre


This classic tale of finding your true self and accepting who you are will be retold at Place Des Arts when Pinocchio, the theatrical version, takes the spotlight. I’m not lying when I tell you that you’ll absolutely love this show and that my nose hasn’t grown an inch while I’ve been writing this. Bring the kids!

Pinocchio is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of Italian literature, and its enduring popularity has made it a cultural icon in many countries around the world.

Tentacle Tribe Prism 

Date and Time: Tuesday March 21st to Saturday March 25th 8:00pm

Location: Studio-Théâtre de l’Édifice Wilder

Genre: Dance


Production house Danse Danse presents Tentacle Tribe Prism, the brainchild of Emmanuelle Le Phan and Elon Hoglund. Using mirrors and a reflective floor, your senses will be put to the test as they manipulate them through dance. The performers will move and twist their bodies like tentacles to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.


Date and Time: Thursday March 23rd to Sunday March 26th 2:00pm, 8:00pm showtimes

Location: Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Genre: Classical music, Ballet


A German Requiem is the story of how Johannes Brahms deals with the loss of his fellow composer and mentor Robert Schumann and his mother. As he copes with the heavy loss, he creates incredible music that will be accompanied by a sizzling performance by the Les Grand Ballets dance troupe. 

Throughout its history, Les Grand Ballets has been known for its commitment to supporting and promoting new talent in the dance world and has helped launch the careers of many talented choreographers and dancers. The company continues to push the boundaries of contemporary dance and remains one of the most exciting and innovative dance companies in Canada.