The Théâtre de la Vieille Forge is a theatre and seaside café that was founded in 1983. Originally located in an old blacksmith shop on Long Point in Petite-Vallée, this cultural centre quickly became a mecca for lovers of Québécois song. A multidisciplinary venue specializing in song, the theatre also presents music, comedy, circus and dance shows during the summer season as well as programming for school audiences.
In August 2017, the theatre, which was also the headquarters of the Petite-Vallée Song Festival, burned to the ground. To rebuild this enchanting site where so many people had come together in celebration of song, the artisans of the Village en Chanson, under the presidency of Claudine Roy, a well-known local businesswoman, ran an extensive fundraising campaign. Within less than eight months, they had raised over $1.7 million thanks to the significant contributions of Quebecers from across the province as well as donations from Canadian companies.
This temporary venue houses a 300-seat performance hall, a 100-seat café-bistro, as well as a shop. In 2024, the Theater summer season will begin on June 17 and last until August 17. Shows of all kinds will be presented every week for the duration of the summer! Not forgetting the Festival en Chanson which will be back from July 25 to August 3, 2024.
- Open: June 17 to August 17, 2024
- You can be served in English, and translated materials are available
- ±Regional products sold on-site
- 6Meeting room
- PElectric vehicle charging station
- hPicnic area