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Parc La Fontaine's Outdoor Theatre Is Reopening With FREE Shows & Screenings This Summer

Catch a free show under the stars! ūüé•ūüĆÉ

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Plan for the Th√©√Ętre de Verdure in Montreal's Parc la Fontaine.

Plan for the Th√©√Ętre de Verdure in Montreal's Parc la Fontaine.

Closed since 2014, Parc La Fontaine's Th√©√Ętre de Verdure is finally reopening on June 29, 2022.

The renovated venue, whose stage sits on a small island in the pond at the park's centre, is set to host over 30 free shows and screenings this summer. It will welcome Montrealers on a first-come-first-served basis.

Highlights include:

  • the Ballets Jazz Montr√©al on Wednesday, June 29, at 8:30 p.m.,
  • a screening of Pedro Almod√≥var's Parallel Mothers starring Pen√©lope Cruz on Thursday, July 7, at 9 p.m.,
  • a special show as part of the Montr√©al Compl√®tement Cirque festival on Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m.,
  • performances of Beethoven's Symphonie No.3 and Symphonie No. 5 by the Orchestre M√©tropolitain on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, at 8:30 p.m.,
  • a Martha Wainwright concert on Friday, July 22, at 8:30 p.m.,
  • a spectacle of acrobatics and dance by Cirque Kalabant√© on Wednesday, August 3, at 8:30 p.m.,
  • a medley of traditional tunes from around the world by I Musici de Montr√©al on Friday, August 12, at 8:30 p.m.,
  • a night of Colombian music performed by guitarist Roberto L√≥pez on Friday, August 19, at 8:30 p.m.,
  • and shows by Les Grands Ballets on Wednesday, August 24, and Thursday, August 25, at 8:30 p.m.

The complete summer 2022 program is online.

In a statement, Ericka Alneus, City of Montreal executive committee member responsible for culture and heritage, said that with the Th√©√Ętre de Verdure's "human, accessible, free, diversified and innovative programming," the city hopes to "stimulate the city's cultural vitality and support artists."

"With its green, modern and lively public spaces, our theatre will offer a vibrant summer to Montrealers and visitors alike!" Mayor Valérie Plante added.

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