Pyramid power comes to Montréal with Guy Laliberté’s PY1

published on February 5, 2019
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Montréal’s event venue scene is one unlike any other, and groundbreaker Guy Laliberté’s forthcoming PY1 – a keystone part of his major Lune Rouge project – is bringing pyramid power to Old Montréal. Better yet, it’s available for breathtaking special events that will leave an indelible impression.

Changing the face of Old Montréal

Laliberté’s pedigree as a creative Montréal mastermind begins with his role as founder of the world famous Cirque du Soleil in 1984 to today’s trendsetting Lune Rouge innovation incubator, headquartered in the historic Maison Alcan. As part of the Lune Rouge vision to change the face of Montréal’s Golden Square Mile and Old Montréal, PY1 is an eye-popping architectural pièce de résistance that brings to mind architect I.M. Pei’s celebrated Louvre Pyramid with a dash of Las Vegas’ neon glam.

A pyramid scheme worth getting in on

With a capacity of 1,000 for exciting and mesmerizing experiences, PY1 is perfect for parties, presentations and cocktail events. The pyramid will also host Through the Echoes, Laliberté’s first production since 2015 that promises to blow minds and leave attendees talking. With full surround visuals by Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, Through the Echoes demonstrates the PY1’s full technical ingenuity – but with technology this cool, you’ll have to forgive a wee bit of showing off. Spectators wander freely through the 60-minute multimedia mural, surrounded by atmospheric special effects, sound and eye-popping lighting that puts them at the heart of the show. If you’re looking for immersive, then look no further. (And there’s plenty of options to choose from, with 5 shows a day, 6 days a week from June to September).

Montréal’s ahead of the curve for events of all shapes and sizes

As the gateway between Europe and North America, Montréal’s place at the forefront of events comes as no mystery. Named the most reputable city in the Americas – as well as the leading event city, the top of the heap in international meetings and home to the most international organizations in Canada to boot – Montréal is the definition of a world city that you or your attendees won’t want to miss out on. And with the addition of the PY1, the city will never be the same.

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