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Steeped in history and dramatic flair, the Centaur Theatre Company has been entertaining English-language audiences with first-rate theatrical productions since 1969.
Affectionately coined simply “The Centaur”, this premier theatre company challenges the status quo, explores the human condition, expands perceptions and tells relevant stories that connect with modern audiences from its home in the former Montréal Stock Exchange building in Old Montréal.
The Centaur’s global reputation for theatrical excellence shines with leading local, national and international talent gracing its two stages to present everything from Canadian drama to Broadway hits. Its richly diverse program includes vital contemporary works from around the world alongside programs aimed at developing new audiences, such as the Wildside Festival and the TD Saturday Morning Children’s Series (extremely popular with little folks!).
Founded by Maurice Podbrey and Herbert C. Auerbach, both stalwarts of Montréal’s arts community, the company’s formative years were devoted to producing contemporary and classical plays in English from around the world. Today, the Centaur is renowned for reflecting Québec’s unique cultural landscape with a focus on new Canadian, and often Montréal-inspired productions, including several English-language premieres of French Quebecois plays.