It was in 1948 that Yvette Brind’Amour and Mercedes Palomino founded the Théâtre du Rideau Vert. The establishment, now the oldest francophone professional theater in North America, presented its first production, Les Innocentes de Lilian Hellman, in February of 1949, at the Théâtre des Compagnons.
The founding of the Théâtre du Rideau Vert is a part of the effervescence of the after-war, a period which has seen the rise of several companies, oftentimes ephemeral, animated by a will to practice theater as an art and not as a form of commerce. To these two founders, the theater was the creation of an artistic project and the preservation of the advancements made in the field of acting developed in 1943 to 1948 by Pierre Dagenais.
During the '50s, the theater moved to the Stella Theater (previously known as the Chanteclerc theater) and established its personality. During this period, which lasted until 1992, the theater produced a variety of remarkable Quebec productions.
On June 29th 2004, the administrative council named Denis Filiatreault as artistic director. Her personal interpretation as an artistic director allied with her knowledge of the past, has given vigor to the new Théâtre du Rideau Vert.
Located on the streets of one of the greatest cultural districts of Montréal, le Plateau Mont-Royal, le Théâtre du Rideau Vert is renowned and fully assumes its role as a member of Montreal's theatrical community.
The Théâtre du Rideau Vert is happy to offer to all co-owners who are members of the Regroupement des gestionnaires et copropriétaires du Québec a 10% discount on the purchase of regular priced tickets.
When making their reservations, members must mention the code "RGCQ" at the ticket booth at (514) 844-17993 or in person at 4664, Saint-Denis street in Montreal. When making their payment, the members must present their proof of memership in order to obtain their rebate.