The Old Port will be home to a unique entertainment venue this summer: a pyramid-shaped theatre that will host a one-of-a-kind spectacle of light, sound and emotion.
The travelling theatre, called PY1, is making its international debut in Montreal and will offer a multi-sensory immersive experience with its show called Through the Echoes, presented by Telus and Accenture.
The concept was created by Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté in collaboration with his company Lune Rouge Entertainment. Designed by Quebec artist Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, the show is a poetic and abstract journey through time and space, from the Big Bang to the present day, finishing with a look into the future.
It aims to use technology to bring spectators together in a collective experience, in a world where technology and social media typically isolates people. The 360-degree show will have video, music, lights, lasers, and kinetic special effects like smoke machines and moving pieces. Spectators will be able to walk around during the show.
The 60-minute show will run six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday, starting June 1 and ending in September, with multiple shows every day.
After the Montreal run, PY1 will launch an international tour beginning in Miami, and then New York.
Tickets cost $35 each, or $95 for a four-person family package, and $300 for groups of 10 people.
The show is not recommended for children under 8. For more information, visit py1.co.