La Chapelle, this 100-seat theater on rue Saint Dominique, a former place of worship, has managed over the years to find its place, today indispensable in the microcosm of the performing arts in Montreal. Its reputation goes far beyond the country's borders, but it was first Richard Simas that modestly began to give life to La Chapelle on Friday, May 25, 1990.
In July 2007 Jack Udashkin took over from Richard Simas and breathed new life into the theater. The codes of representation continued to be shaken, dance was essential, contemporary circus made its entrance and interdisciplinarity remained in order. In June 2015 Olivier Bertrand was appointed director to take over La Chapelle's beautiful project.
Since its birth, La Chapelle has hosted a wide variety of projects, shows, residencies, audiences ... and its heart has not stopped beating hard and passionately 30 years later! Above all, La Chapelle has remained the platform of all possibilities, open to hybrid and alternative forms, a place of creation in all its diversity.
Today and in the coming year, let's celebrate 30 years of La Chapelle together! Join the Facebook group dedicated to the festivities HERE, which will take various forms throughout the year and in which you will be able to participate.