Segal Centre for Performing Arts

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to developing, producing and presenting world-class English-language theatre and to showcasing the best professional artists from Montréal and beyond. A part of the community since 1967, the organization was reborn in 2007 as the Segal and has since expanded to become a nationally recognized venue for the performing arts with a focus on creation, innovation, diversity and cross-cultural collaborations. Driven by a belief in the power of the arts to strengthen and connect communities, the Segal’s programming emphasizes original interpretations of popular classic and contemporary works, new Canadian musicals and engaging productions with universal appeal. The Segal Centre is the PACT Regional Theatre Caucus Representative.

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Caucuses: Regional Theatres,

PACT Region: 6 – Quebec

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts strives to create, produce and present meaningful and entertaining professional English theatre.  We are dedicated to excellence, innovation, creativity and to maintaining a high standard of artistic and professional practices. We foster intercultural understanding through the arts, celebrating the power of cultural, artistic and multidisciplinary partnerships, while drawing inspiration from our strong legacy and community support, particularly our Jewish tradition and values.

Current Season:

As the Centre enters its 50th year in the community and its 10th season since becoming the Segal Centre, it has planned a season that invites audiences to reflect on the past, revel in the present, and get fired up about the future. In pursuit of the Segal’s mission to bring the best new musical theatre to its stage, the season will feature The Hockey Sweater: A Musical, an adaptation of the iconic story about one of our country’s greatest passions, and The Angel and the Sparrow, the English language premiere of a tale drenched with classic songs that shines new light on the relationship between Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich. As well, the season will present thought-provoking, world class theatre to Montreal audiences, including a production of the sci-fi drama Marjorie Prime, a presentation of the Shaw/Obsidian hit “Master Harold”…and the Boys, a revival of our 2014 production of Bad Jews and a presentation of the Tony Award-nominated hit, Golda’s Balcony.

Contact Information:

  • Phone Number (ticketing): 514-739-7944

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1967 (2007 as the Segal Centre)
  • Season Starts: January
  • Season Ends: January
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Tour Locations:
    • Regionally
    • Nationally
    • Internationally
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • CTA
    • PGC
    • UDA
    • APASQ
  • Festivals & Special Events:

    • Broadway Café: a series of “karaoke” nights for musical theatre fans!
    • Musical Fundraiser: annual fundraising concert featuring members of the Segal community.
    • Power Music: concert series featuring artists from a variety of genres.

  • New Play Development Activities:

    The Segal Centre is proud to support the development of new plays and musicals. The Segal commissions, develops, and workshop new works, in addition to funding dramaturgical exploration. The Segal offers Canadian artists the opportunity to tell Canadian stories in new works such as The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical and Prom Queen: The Musical. This season, the Segal Centre will premiere the musical adaptation of the beloved short story The Hockey Sweater.
    The Segal has also supported the creation of non-musical works in collaboration with such companies as Crow’s Theatre (We Are Not Alone, 2015) and MOPO Productions (Waiting for the Barbarians, 2013).

  • Other Activities:

    The Segal Centre Academy is a professionally staffed educational facility at the Segal Centre that offers performing arts courses and workshops for children and young adults. The Academy nurtures creativity, collaboration and talent in drama, musical theatre, music, and dance. It is a place where arts educators inspire around 100 young theatre lovers a year to become the artists and audiences of the future.

  • Senior Staff:

  • Lisa RubinArtistic & Executive Director
  • Jon RondeauGeneral Manager
  • Barry TaggartDirector, Finance & Operations
  • Kayla ElmanDirector, Sales, Marketing & Communications
  • Marc LalibertéDirector of Production

Venue Information:

  • Number of Mainspace seats: 306
  • Number of Studio seats: 186
  • Number of Rehersal seats: 50

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: yes
  • Venue rental contact name: Keith Waterfield
  • Venue rental contact title: Hospitality & Special Events Manager
  • Venue rental contact email: kwaterfield@segalcentre.org
  • Other rental Information:

    Other rentals:
    • Costumes
    • Equipment
    • Props
  • Other rental contact name: Costumes: Elisabeth De Medeiros / Props & Equipment: Mike Carvalho
  • Other rental contact email: mcarvalho@segalcentre.org

Solicitation Information:

  • Playwrights:

    Accept unsolicited scripts: yes
  • Policies: Scripts may be submitted to the Segal Centre’s Artistic Associate for initial consideration. Strong candidates will be reviewed by the reading committee and Artistic Director.
  • Actors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Policies: Casting is project-based and led by each project’s director (and creative team) in collaboration with the Segal Centre’s artistic leadership and casting coordinator. For large projects, the Segal may also use the services of casting agents to solicit submissions. Breakdowns are posted online and submitted to agents. The Segal participates in the annual general auditions presented by the Quebec Drama Federation. Unrepresented artists, local to Montreal, may submit contact information to Rachelle Glait.
  • General auditions: yes
  • General auditions guidelines: The Segal Centre participates in the QDF General Auditions (Montreal) held annually.
  • Contact name: Rachelle Glait
  • Contact Title: Casting Coordinator
  • Contact Email: rglait@gmail.com
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Luciana Burcheri
  • Contact Title: Assistant to the General Manager
  • Contact Email: lburcheri@segalcentre.org
  • Administrative Staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Jessica Gal
  • Contact Title: Executive Assistant
  • Contact Email: jgal@segalcentre.org
  • Designers:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Marc Laliberté
  • Contact Title: Director of Production
  • Contact Email: mlaliberte@segalcentre.org
  • Directors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Jessica Gal
  • Contact Title: Executive Assistant
  • Contact Email: jgal@segalcentre.org