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Monument National, Montreal

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#50 of 163 in Nightlife in Montreal
The Monument-National is a historic Canadian theatre located at 1182 Saint Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Quebec. With a capacity of over 1,600 seats, the venue was erected between 1891 and 1894 and was originally the cultural centre of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society.

The building was designed by Maurice Perrault, Albert Mesnard and Joseph Venne in the Renaissance Revival style and utilizes a steel frame—a building technique that was innovative for its time.
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  • Great venue for shows , buy tickets from their web site , Quebec’s oldest show venue with lots of history. Seats about 300or so , used to be national theatre school , it’s a very popular venue  more »
  • Wonderful sounding venue. One rude staff member but will not let that ruin. We went for Christian McBride during the Jazz fest, good times.  more »
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  • I went to a show at this venue and they didn't adhere to their own door times, blamed the audience who was given no direction, then kicked out myself, my partner, and about 50 other people from the main room of the theater due to their own timing error (we just walked into the theater at doors, no one directed or stopped us). People lost their front of the line spots and the staff made it seem like we were in the wrong. Poor organization at best. I will say while one staff member was beyond rude to the entire group, the woman that was accepting tickets at the mezzanine door was extremely professional and empathetic to the situation.
  • A modernized old theatre with a lot of history, lovely architecture, good service, and a variety of programming. I've always enjoyed the performances and events I've seen here: from cultural arts, music, dance, opera, comedy, improv and more..your pick. Visibility from each seat section is good; haven't found a bad seat yet. The cafe by the entrance fits a small stage for small events shows as well. It can sometimes get a bit crowded on the way out but it is not a giant theatre so still manageable. Overall I really like coming here and find the proximity to Chinatown wonderful for a pre- or post- show bite. In other words: no rushing after dinner to get to the venue!

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