A unique urban renewal project aimed at reviving the Empress Theatre, NDG’s little-known landmark

A convivial atmosphere, a cultural destination, a creative space for exchange and discovery in the heart of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

Once renovated, the new Empress Theatre will offer programming geared towards the interests and tastes of the community, and provide a space where diverse social and cultural activities can take place.

Our Objectives

  • Contribute to the evolution and appeal of NDG
  • Develop a strong identity for Sherbrooke Street West
  • Establish a new hub of cultural and artistic activity to meet community demands
  • Enhance community engagement by developing educational, socio-cultural activities


  • Major investment in the sustainable revitalization of the neighbourhood
  • The creation of between 25 and 30 jobs and numerous indirect employment opportunities
  • Provide a long-term source of direct economic stimulus to area businesses

Press Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY • FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Important partner signs letter of intent with Empress Theatre Foundation to revitalize NDG landmark Montreal, October 9, 2017 – The Empress Theatre Foundation is proud to announce it has obtained a letter of intent from an...

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New member of the team: Luc Laperrière

The Empress Theatre Foundation is proud to announce that Luc Laperrière is now part of the team to revitalize the theatre. Mr. Laperrière was recently hired as a consultant to help lead the project, following a decision by the Executive Director, Élaine Éthier, who...

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The Empress, at heart

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Félicitations à Sue Montgomery, Magda Popeanu, Marvin Rotrand, Lionel Perez, Peter Mcqueen et Christian Arseneault. Au plaisir de collaborer avec vous tous pour la réalisation de notre super projet Empress! ... Voir plusVoir moins

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The Empress Theatre Foundation is a social enterprise and registered non-profit organization, incorporated under Section III of the Loi sur les companies du Québec.