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Centaur Theatre

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 453 Saint-Francois-Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1, Canada
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+1 514-288-3161

Quality English-language theater productions are regularly scheduled at...

Quality English-language theater productions are regularly scheduled at this theater, located in the Old Stock Exchange building.

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Nicola Cavendish is a must see in Bakersfield Mist

Nicola won't disappoint in this two person production. She's brassy, dark and all too human about her one shot at actually having a piece of something amazing, a Jackson Pollock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicola won't disappoint in this two person production. She's brassy, dark and all too human about her one shot at actually having a piece of something amazing, a Jackson Pollock to be exact. The theatre is a tribute to the past, it's past it's prime, in need of maintenance like paint but the artistic direction of it productions and the... More 

Thank Ladybugtraveller74
Ede, The Netherlands
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534 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is a pity that this building is in such a bad condition. It deserves a better maintenance, for once it was an impressive building.

Thank Joop V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Chlorine is the best play I've seen in a long time. Inspiring, funny and a little bit heartbreaking. Awesome acting. A must see! *****

Thank Deborah H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I caught a matinee of Last Night at the Gayety during a recent trip to Montreal. The show was lots of fun and it was fabulous to be able to see an English speaking show. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

Thank izzie335
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Plays in both English and French are presented here. We saw only one but it was terrific. Very easy to speak either language to reserve tickets, nice wine bar for intermission and reportedly, a good French restaurant me t door.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Saw The Last Night at the Gayety on its last night of performances. Fun play that gave a good history of Montreal in the 1950's. The regulars are clearly an older crowd and if you drove to the theatre parking did not look to be easy. (We walked from out hotel which was nearby.)

Thank Jackie S
Montreal, Canada
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90 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

A fun way to spend an evening. I love everything done by Bowser and Blue and this was a great little show. The seats at the outer edges are not particularly comfortable so we were in the middle section. Very funny and great actors - very enjoyable

Thank sanka65
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Interesting theatre that shows some original Canadian and Québécois works. As a tourist it's a real opportunity to see something different and unique. You may not understand all the local jokes but you will have ago or time.

Thank EastBostonGuy
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

English language theatre for those who appreciate plays written by, acted by, directed by, and produced by the city's best talent! Last Night at the Gayety is a must see! Good news - it has been extended to May 22, 2016 ..... My husband and I enjoyed it so much that we might actually see it again.

Thank Angela V
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

My husband and I just happened to walk by the Centaur and spotted a current show. We looked up tickets on line, and since we are both students, we were thrilled that they have a generous student discount. The show was well attended and delightfully fun. We look forward to returning on a future trip to Montreal.

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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