A cornerstone of Place des Arts is Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. The facilities house Opéra de Montréal and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. The 1963 theater has a seating capacity for almost 3,000 people. The hall’s namesake is Wilfrid Pelletier. He was co-founder of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 1935 and its first director. In subsequent years, Pelletier was director of the Conservatory of Music and later the director for Orchestre symphonique de Québec.