In 2010 Groupe Paradoxe, a non-profit that supports social and professional insertion in the audio-visual field, acquired the historical church Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours and imagined a visionary plan to keep the church benefiting the community.
With its impressive volume and unique architecture the space was ideal for the project: convert the church into a venue with 3 main goals:
Professional Integration: Offer a home base for the Groupe Paradoxe social integration program. Every year thirty at-risk young adults are offered technical training in the audio-visual field, for which they are paid. Their training allows them to experience real working conditions, as it occurs in an actual working theatre. In addition to technical training, they are offered psycho-social support, internships, and help returning to school or work. 85% of the trainees who complete the program go on to join the work force or decide to go back to their studies.
On February 12th 2014, after three years of intense labor, Theatre Paradoxe finally opened its doors to the public!
Behind its massive wooden doors and stone facade, is now a highly adaptable venue. Original stained-glass windows give a unique signature to events taking place there. Whether for a show, a launch, a corporate event, a video/photo shoot or a wedding, our modular structures can transform the space to suit your needs. Please share your project with us.
Theatre Paradoxe is the opportunity to make events differently.
Our theatre is labelled «Ecoresponsible Venue Gold Status» for the constant commitment to limit our impact on the environment while supporting social and economic development.
Theatre Paradoxe is proud to be the winner of the “Prix du Public” for the contest Les Vivats 2015 which rewards best practices in Eco-responsible events.
Prix Novae de l’Entreprise citoyenne, which rewards best practices in sustainable development and social responsibility in Quebec, declared Théâtre Paradoxe winner in the business strategy category.