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Espace 1

Espace 1 is a welcoming venue ideal for live performances, conferences, film screenings and launches. It’s outfitted with a full-size professional bar at ground level and two smaller mezzanines on either side.

Up to
180 people
1,786 ft²
Type of events
Hybrid event
Training event
Business meeting
Networking event
Product launch
Trade show
Corporate dinner
Film screening
Launch party
Film shoot
Press conference
Cocktail party
PHI Espace A 4

Access to Espace 1 is through the Lobby, via a small vestibule designed to prevent sound contamination from other ongoing events. It’s large windows looking out onto St-Paul Street are covered by opaque acoustic panels that can be removed to expose the splendour of Old Montreal. The walls are covered with variable-orientation acoustic panels that can create unique room acoustics. And thanks to the PHI Centre’s interconnectivity, performances in Espace 1 can be simultaneously broadcast in other spaces in the building, recorded in the studio spaces and live streamed on the Internet.

Space specifications


180 (with mezzanines)
150 (without mezzanines)

Cocktail party

The PHI Centre is more than just a box and we’re used to customizing capacity limits to fit event needs. Let’s just say that we know how to fit square pegs into round holes. We excel at finding solutions and have the creativity needed to take your event to the next level. If you’re not 100% sure if our spaces are right for you, please get in touch with our team to discuss your options.

Basic Configuration

Please ask for the up-to-date version of the Room Plan. Custom configurations are possible but must be planned ahead of time with your assigned event coordinator.

Note that staging modules are 1 m x 1.5 m (3 ft x 5 ft).


The PHI Centre’s infrastructure offers many possibilities. Interconnectivity patch plates are available throughout the building and link every space together via the central data hub. These patch plates have provisions for digital, video and audio feeds, allowing for a full-duplex experience from one space to another, a live digital recording of a performance or a live stream diffusion of your event. It is even now possible to connect directly to Quartier des spectacles’ fibre-optic network.

For more information, please read the Technical Rider for Espace 1.

Need more info?
Discuss your event needs with us.

Get in touch with Mikael Chagnon

514 242-2987

[email protected]

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