Art and science centers

des sciences

The mission of Cœur des sciences is to foster the development of scientific literacy in the general public. It also provides an opportunity to discuss social, political and economic issues related to science and technology.

Cœur des sciences website

de design

Dedicated to the promotion and recognition of design, the Centre de design presents exhibitions that illustrate historical and current trends in graphic, industrial and urban design, architecture, and fashion.

Centre de design website

de l’UQAM

The Galerie de l’UQAM organizes and holds exhibitions of contemporary Quebec, Canadian and international art, produced mainly by recognized curators.

Galerie de l’UQAM website

Outdoor public

UQAM’s outdoor public spaces include Place Pasteur, in front of the Athanase-David Pavilion; the bell tower of the Judith-Jasmin Pavilion; and the facades of the Design and President Kennedy pavilions. Each year, these spaces are used for occupation projects and architectural projections.

Cultural calendar

Dance Pavilion

The Dance Pavilion has two very functional performance spaces that are open to the public. These spaces are used both by UQAM and by dance companies and independent dancers.

Dance Department website

Centre de diffusion
et d’expérimentation

Located on the corner of Saint-Denis and Sainte-Catherine streets, CDEx is a venue for exhibition and experimentation by Masters and PhD students in Visual and Media Arts. People outside these two programs also can present their projects here.

CDEx website

(salle Pierre-Mercure)

Since October 1992, the Centre Pierre-Péladeau has been considered a major venue for the production and presentation of the performing arts in Montreal.

Centre Pierre-Péladeau website


The Audiovisual Service has two cinemas located in the Judith-Jasmin Annex at 1564 Saint-Denis Street, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. These cinemas are available for rental.

Description and rental


This space is used by theater students for the presentation of theater works. It is also available to the other members of the university community, on request.

Theater rental


The Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie is used mainly by UQAM theater students. It is also available to the university community for various activities, seminars and social events.

Theater rental


The Studio d’essai Claude-Gauvreau is a versatile theater space used for experimentation, rehearsal, teaching exercises and public performances.

Theater rental