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Arts and Culture


For nearly one century, Le Capitole has been a leading performing arts and entertainment venue.

Québec City offers art lovers of every persuasion access to a wide array of major events and happenings that testify to its vibrant cultural life.

Numerous painters, sculptors, photographers, and multidisciplinary artists live and work in the city, contributing to Québec City's cultural life with rich and varied forms of artistic creation. Their works are displayed in museums, galleries, interpretation centers, and artists' centers which, like the Méduse Cooperative, provide space for artists to create and exhibit their works. Major museums such as Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Musée de la Civilisation play a leading cultural role by producing and hosting prestigious exhibitions.

Performing arts enthusiasts are also well served by Québec City's active music, dance, and theater communities, while classical music fans can count on diverse, high quality programming from the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Violons du Roy, and Opéra de Québec. The Carrefour international de théâtre and Caserne Dalhousie, for their part, play a central role in presenting theatrical works.

In short, Québec City's vibrant cultural scene provides a rich selection of offerings year-round. Film, theater, music, art, literature, and a rich historical heritage inspire everything from colorful neighborhood celebrations to major crowd-pleasers such as the Québec Winter Carnival and the Québec City Summer Festival.

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