About the Hall
"It's a great honour and milestone in my career to have this concert hall named after me in my hometown."
The Oscar Peterson Concert Hall was built in 1990 as part of the revitalization of the Loyola campus. Since opening, the hall has hosted many internationally renowned artists, comedians and musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Arlo Guthrie, Roger McGuinn, Kitty Wells, Stompin Tom Connors, Tommy Hunter, Richie Havens, Theo Bikell, Max Amini, Maz Jobrani, Orny Adams, Ranee Lee and Oliver Jones. The Oscar Peterson Concert Hall is also used for recordings.
Originally named the Concordia Concert Hall the venue was renamed for acclaimed Montreal pianist Oscar Peterson in 1999.
The intimate 566-seat hall draws from Japanese influences as seen the horizontal grid of birch planks that forms the stage’s backdrop. The spacious hardwood stage is easily seen from all vantage points in the room, and adjustable acoustic panels allow for a wide spectrum of natural sound by varying the hall’s reverberation time.
The hall is available to rent for a wide variety of events including orchestras, choirs, popular/rock/jazz concerts, lectures, conferences, dance, theatre, musicals, recordings, graduations, high schools, variety shows, community events, film, video and television shoots, bodybuilding, festivals, talent shows, singing competions, conventions, fashion shows, comedy and much more.