7 Theatres in Sherbrooke To Lighten Up Your Days
Theatres to visit in Sherbrooke!
The small town of Sherbrooke, in the province of Quebec, may not be that famous, in comparison to its elder brother Montreal or Quebec city. But the green, little city has big places for theatre lovers who adore the visual spectacle of artistic performances. In this article, we shall be exploring some of the best venues in Sherbrooke that host awe-inspiring artists. The theatres and venues in this list are of the highest quality and have had the privilege of hosting world-class artists and performers.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s start exploring the magnificent theatres of Sherbrooke!
1. Salle Alfred-DesRochers
The Salle Alfred-DesRochers is a versatile and professional auditorium with excellent acoustics. Having the capacity to accommodate 460 guests, it is used for musicals, dance performances, theater shows, and film screenings. The Salle Alfred-DesRochers is a part of the Cégep de Sherbrooke, which is well recognized for the quality of its education, all over the country and the world. Surrounded by green spaces, the campus covers an area of nearly ten hectares. Therefore, if you are planning to spend time in nature, before or after a show, this place would be perfect for that.
2. La Petite Boîte Noire
Founded in 2013 by enthusiasts who wanted to dedicate a venue to the alternative music circuit, La Petite Boîte Noire is a collective of volunteers who truly care about the music. A must-see venue in Sherbrooke, La Petite Boîte Noir has also been nominated at GAMIQ for the performance hall of the year. They broadcast more than 140 shows each year. With focused attention to detail, this venue is perfect for those who are looking for an intimate and warm experience of fresh, undiscovered music.
3. Salle Maurice O’Bready
Québec’s fourth-largest performance hall, Salle Maurice O’Bready can accommodate more than 1,500 guests. In addition to the hall, the cultural center also includes foyers and a lobby, that’s perfect for corporate events, press conferences, launches, shows, and other activities. The Salle Maurice O’Bready hosts big-league events. Their infrastructure and equipment are of the highest standards, which make this hall unforgettable.
4. Centennial Theater
Inaugurated in January of 1967, Centennial Theatre provides a cultural stage for dance, drama, education, and music. Located on the beautiful campus of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke. The theatre has played a significant role in the cultural life of Sherbrooke City, over the last 40 years. Designed to bring together artists and audiences in an ambiance of visual ecstasy and acoustic superiority, this excellent theatre can house more than 500 people. Centennial Theatre has presented artists such as Al di Meola, Natalie MacMaster, Christopher Plummer, Marc-André Hamelin, Margie Gillis, Gary Burton, and groups such as O Vertigo and Marie Chouinard, I Musici de Montréal, and the Penderecki and Keller Quartets.
5. Salle Québecor
The highlights of the Salle Québecor would be its superior sound quality and its humongous stage. The facilities of this venue make all of its performances a magical experience. Salle Québecor can house more than 400 patrons.
6. Granada Theatre
Granada Theatre was built as an atmospheric theatre in 1928 by United Amusement Corporation Limited. The venue is perfect for presenting conventions, meetings, banquets, birthdays, weddings, parties, brunches, fashion shows, film screenings, etc. They also offer personalized technical and promotional support, which makes all of their events a great success. With a capacity of more than a thousand seats, this theatre is sure to amaze you with its marvelous scale and exuberance.
7. La Belle Chapelle
La Belle Chapelle is a renovated chapel that now hosts various cultural and performance-based events and shows. La Belle chapelle is an important part of the city’s heritage and the local community is continuously striving to keep this architectural jewel alive, through various projects. La Belle Chapelle has been hosting meaningful and stimulating performances and activities that can be categorized into three distinct themes:
– Spirituality & Religion
– Expressive art through exhibitions, tourist visits, and concerts
– Social justice and awareness
This venue is an intricate expression of the city’s roots and cultural heritage.
The magnificent venues of Sherbrooke will make you want to stay here longer. Eventually, they’ll even make you wonder why you did not visit this beautiful city earlier.
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