Practical guide | Festival de Lanaudière
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Everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to our site.

The Festival in times of social distancing

This summer, the Amphithéâtre will be able to accommodate about 1,500 spectators: 831 under its roof. On the lawn, spaces for audience members will be clearly delineated by numbered bubbles. It is highly recommended to reserve your space online (for example, even though outdoor film showings are free of charge, they too require reservations). 

In order to limit movement and physical contacts, concerts will be presented without intermission. As always, audience members on the lawn may bring a picnic and their own chairs (no chairs will be available to lend on the site). Doors will open two hours before concerts begin. A limited food supply will be available onsite and in the vicinity. For the most up-to-date information, consult the COVID-19 section


Concerts are never cancelled due to rain. If you have a “lawn” ticket, it will still be possible to exchange it for another 2021 edition concert 48h prior to your concert in the case of rain, subject to availability only. If you wish to do so, please contact the Place des Arts’ Box Office at 1 866 842-2112. In the event of a major storm, our staff will take the necessary measures to ensure your safety.

Arrive early

The gates of Amphithéatre Fernand-Lindsay open two hours before the concert begins. If you do not have your tickets, we recommend that you arrive approximately 40 minutes before the concert begins as traffic around the Amphitheatre can sometimes be quite heavy.

If you have chosen to book a nice table at one Festival’s partner restaurants, plan to arrive at 5 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays) or at 11 a.m. (Sundays) to enjoy your meal at your leisure.


Latecomers with “Seats” tickets must wait for a break in the performance before taking their seats under the roof.

Warm, comfortable clothes

Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay is an outdoor concert venue, so be sure to pack warm clothes for evening concerts as the temperature can drop considerably after sunset. With comfortable clothes on, you will enjoy the relaxing and magical setting of the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay site.

Tips for families and children

Enjoy free lawn access at any time. Children can stretch their legs and play safely on our vast green space that covers the entire festival grounds.


To avoid injury and obstructing spectators’ view, umbrellas must be closed of the lawn when the concert begins.


All animals except guide dogs are forbidden in the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay.

Environmental protection

We ask that all visitors respect the natural beauty of the site and do not drive through the wooded areas. Please use the trash cans and recycling bins. During your visit, we also ask that you respect the cultural heritage of our century-old churches.

First aid

For your safety, a trained first aid staff member is present at each concert to assist you in case of illness.

Change of program

Performers and repertory may change without notice. The Festival cannot be held responsible for last-minute changes.