The Monument-National is a historic Canadian theatre located at 1182 Saint Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Quebec. Erected between 1891 and 1894, it was originally the Cultural centre of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society.

Yiddish theatre

The first performance of a Yiddish play was held there in what is now the theatre's Ludger-Duvernay room in the winter of 1896. The Monument National was a key cultural landmark in Montreal's Historic Jewish Quarter, and continued to host productions from touring and local Yiddish theatre companies until the 1940s.[1][2][3]

Renovations and current status

The theatre was declared a historic monument by the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec in 1976[4] and a National Historic Site of Canada in 1985.[5]

A major restoration project of the theatre was completed in June 1993 in time for the theatre's centennial celebration. The 1,620-seat theatre has been owned by the National Theatre School of Canada since 1971 and is the venue used for its productions.[6]


External links

  • Official Website of the Monument-National

Coordinates: 45°30′33″N 73°33′45″W / 45.5091°N 73.5625°W / 45.5091; -73.5625

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