Centaur Theatre, located in the heart of Old Montreal, is devoted to telling stories on stage that expand our perceptions of the world. We believe theatre serves a vital role in creating a healthy, democratic and progressive community by fostering an expansive spirit in artists and audience alike by training a fresh lens on their experiences of being human.
What we do
In addition to the plays in our Essential Series—necessary, contemporary, entertaining plays from Montreal and Canada and around the world—we also offer programmes that focus on developing new artists and audiences. These include Brave New Looks, the Wildside Festival and the TD Saturday Morning Children’s Series. We also enhance the theatre-going experience with our intimate Sunday Chat-Ups, hosted by the Montreal Gazette, and the new, eye-opening Thursday Preview Pre-Show Convo, which highlights the behind-the-scenes work of each production’s creative team. Our casual Saturday Salons with Artistic Director, Eda Holmes, as well as each production’s talk-back events, where actors answer questions from the audience, also provide valuable education and insight into the plays on our stages.
What People Are Saying
"Centaur Theatre’s Choir Boy is a multi-layered coming-of-age story enriched by spirituals and gospel songs and featuring exhilarating switches of mood... The cast…is uniformly excellent (pun intended)…but it’s the music proper that really takes this spellbinding show over the finish line "
— Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette, Read More