Are you a lover of arts and culture? With its festivals, free concerts, plays and outdoor theatre, Montréal offers a multitude of activities to enjoy during the summertime.
Reconnect with the theatre
What better way to start off the summer than to attend a play that has become a tradition at the Théâtre la Roulotte? This year, your children can discover where magic comes from in “Cache-Cache”(in French). The play, which is for children ages six to 12, will be presented from June 25 to August 16, 2019 in all boroughs.
Feel like seeing a classic again? Don Quixote and Sancho are waiting for you in a quirky and humorous version of “Man of La Mancha” (in French). The show will be presented on site and travel to parks across Montréal. It’s an adventure that you can’t help but enjoy!
Do you have a taste for adventure? Opt for “Indiscrétions publiques” (in French) at the Théâtre du Ricochet. For 75 minutes, you will be guided through an urban walk where you can eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. You are sure to be intrigued!
Immerse yourself in reading and cinema
What could be more enjoyable than reading outdoors? This is what the Livres dans la rue (in French) program offers by travelling to parks and other places around town from June 24 to August 9. Children ages four to 12 will love the idea. Facilitators arrive with a blanket and a selection of books, and everyone settles in to listen to the story. Why not share the afternoon with your kids? You’re never too old to enjoy someone reading you a story.
Did you miss the movie “A Star Is Born” (in French) when it was in the theatres? Treat yourself to a beautiful star-studded session with your girlfriends. Or, better still, take the whole family to see “Astérix: The Secret of the Magic Potiron” (in French). You and your little ones are sure to enjoy lots of laughs!
Several free concerts take place throughout the summer in Montréal. If you’d like to enjoy Québec’s national holiday with a lively crowd, head to Parc Saint-Louis in Lachine. Les Trois Accords (in French) will introduce you to their new album and sing their greatest hits. You are sure to enjoy yourself!
For a magical moment with family or friends, don’t miss the OSM concert on July 23 at Parc Wilfrid-Bastien. Bring along your picnic, folding chair and festive mood.
“Paganini Cymbalumesque” performed by the Orchestre Nouvelle Génération, is a perfect way to spend a romantic evening. Gypsy music, Romanian melodies and tango tunes… all in the enchanting setting of the Théâtre de Verdure. August 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Of course, this is just a brief overview of all the activities that await you this summer. Make sure you don’t miss a thing and visit the Accès culture site (in French), where you can view all the events in each borough.
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