Free shows you must see this summer

Hundreds of free, festive, cultural activities are taking place in Montréal this summer. Every neighbourhood will come alive. You can enjoy concerts, plays, circus and dance performances in parks, streets and public spaces.

The Théâtre de Verdure, don’t miss it this summer!

This renovated outdoor amphitheatre reopens in the heart of Parc La Fontaine with free programming from June 29 to August 26. Evening concerts, films, and dance and circus performances will be presented every Wednesday through Saturday. Its wide-ranging program includes everything from classical music to rap, from classical dance to urban dance, from circus acrobatics to documentaries. Enjoy it all!

Théâtre La Roulotte, on tour in neighbourhood parks

A mobile theatre troupe will entertain young and old alike from June 27 to August 19 with the play “The Nose”, by author Nicolas Gogol, adapted and directed by Philippe Robert. This zany journey into the land of the absurd will be presented in nearly 40 parks across the city. 

Pierre, a teacher, discovers when he wakes up that his nose is gone! Panicked, he immediately embarks on a frantic quest through the city to find it, with the help of a mischievous young girl named Anna.

Campbell Concerts, for music lovers

The Campbell Concerts are an opportunity to discover artists and bands from different musical backgrounds close to home. About twenty musical performances will take place in the parks and streets of different neighbourhoods. Recharge with the music of Ramon Chicharron, Valérie Ekoumé, Noré Lira, Ze radcliffe fanfare and many others. Four Campbell Concerts will also be presented at the Théâtre de Verdure (Martha Wainwright, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Jérôme 50).

More cultural events in your neighbourhoods

Free shows await you during the day and in the evening in your neighbourhood public spaces. A wide variety of cultural activities will be offered to liven up your summer and bring people together: movie nights, Bollywood dance, Brazilian percussion shows, circus acts and much more. This rich program is offered to you by your Maisons de la culture.

A host of festivals and giants in the heart of downtown Montréal

Downtown Montréal is alive once more with the numerous summer festivals it’s known for. Don’t miss the Francofolies in June, the Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs in July, and the Indigenous Presence in August, all thrilling experiences. Discover the activities offered this summer near the downtown area.