Events: Performances and competitions

Players’ Theatre

A non-profit theatre group founded in 1921, Players' Theatre is Montreal's oldest English black box theatre and one of the few remaining English theatre groups in Montreal.

Opera McGill

Opera McGill puts on at least three new productions each season: a mainstage opera with orchestra, a baroque opera with period instruments and tuning, and a “black box” production.

Free Music Events

From superlative performances to panel discussions, distinguished lectures and master classes, McGill’s School of Music hosts hundreds of free events each year.

Concerts at the Bon Pasteur Historical Chapel

A variety of concerts by local and visiting performers are held in this unique historic venue in the Quartier des Spectacles. Enjoy the exceptional acoustics of one of Montreal’s most prestigious music halls!

Café Concert Series

Enjoy world-class musical talent without staying out late! The Schulich School of Music offers a variety of daytime concerts at modest prices. Arrive early to enjoy a sociable coffee break with other music lovers.

McGill Jazz@Upstairs

Upstairs showcases Schulich School of Music student performers from all over North America and Europe: some of the finest up-and-coming jazz performance students that you will hear anywhere.


The McCord Museum presents some of the Schulich School of Music’s most talented young artists. Be inspired and delighted by the variety of music and ensembles at these concerts.

Woodsmen (Intercollegiate Lumberjacking)

See McGill Woodsmen and Women compete in exciting events like Axe Throw, Pole Climb, and Dry Land Log Burling. Really, what more could you ask for in a sporting event?

Men’s Basketball

With a roster of strong players nationally recognized for their on-court skill, the Redmen’s basketball team delivers fast-paced games that will get your adrenaline pumping.

Women’s Basketball

The talented, determined players of the Martlets basketball team deliver action-packed games that promise to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Cross Country

The McGill University cross-country squad consistently performs well at meets all around the county, with both women and men leading the pack and topping the podium.

Field Hockey

Come out to watch the McGill Martlets Field Hockey team and support the players as they skillfully meet their competition!