Moment Factory Presents

The AURA Experience

Ratings

4.5/5

Total Duration

40 to 45 min

Illuminated Stations

15 to 25 min

Light Show

25 min

AURA is an immersive light experience created by Moment Factory, set in the heart of Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the Basilica, acting as both muse and canvas.

An experience divided into three parts by Moment Factory


AURA is a complete experience that is divided into three parts. During the evening, your first impression upon walking through the streets of the Old Port of Montreal will be the Basilica's impressive towering structure and glowing blue lights. There is no denying the astounding beauty of the imposing exterior of the Notre-Dame Basilica.

Before the show portion, we invite you to stroll through the Church's aisles and contemplate the illuminated stations, which put forth the Basilica's architectural beauty and works of art. Enjoy the experience at your own pace and reconnect with the site's rich history.

 

You may contemplate the illuminated pathway for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

 

We suggest arriving early to explore the illuminated stations before the show and enjoy the full experience. Doors open 30 minutes before the time indicated on your ticket.

You're then invited to take your place in the Basilica's pews (general admission) to witness a grandiose immersive performance. Wherever you are, the magnificence of the scenes projected onto the Basilica's walls, vault and altarpiece will leave you speechless.

 

The storytelling aspect is divided into three captivating chapters:

 

  • Act I: The Birth of Light
  • Act II: The Obstacles
  • Act III: The Open Sky

 

The immersive multimedia experience, without the illuminated stations, lasts 25 minutes

Your AURA ticket gives access to the experience only. However, it is possible to purchase a ticket combining the AURA experience with a sightseeing visit of the Basilica.

There are no assigned places; this is a general admission program. No matter where you view the show from, the experience is just as impressive. It is therefore not advisable to arrive more than twenty minutes in advance, as this offers no advantage and may instead force you to wait outside - rain or shine.

Photos and videos are only permitted during the first part of the experience, i.e. during the illuminated stations. Photos and videos are not permitted during the show.

 

If you take photos and videos of the illuminated stations, don't forget to tag the AURA and Basilica pages on your social networks. We'd love to see your captures of the experience. 

Tickets can be purchased online here, or by calling 1-807-787-4557.

 

On-site ticketing is available during the day, during the Basilica's regular opening hours. All tickets purchased past 5 p.m. must be made online or by telephone.

The AURA Experience's soundtrack was composed by Troublemakers. Based in Montreal, Gabriel Thibaudeau and Marc Bell masterfully interwove classical and electronic elements to create a perfect weave between sight and sound. A full orchestra performance was recorded for the composition, and a piston-activated mechanical system presses the Casavant organ's keys in real-time during each performance.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. For inquiries regarding tickets purchased online, please contact Fever by email at hello@feverup.com or by phone at 1-807-787-4557.

The schedule varies by season. Visit our ticket office for details and to choose the date that suits you best.

Please consult our ticketing page for current prices.

Purchasing your tickets in advance is a good idea, as it allows you to plan your visit at a date and time that suits you, before tickets for a performance run out.

 

On-site ticketing is available during the day during the Basilica's regular opening hours. Starting form 5 p.m. and onwards, all ticket purchases must be made online or by telephone at 1-877-787-4557.

It is forbidden to eat or drink at all times inside the Basilica. We ask that you eat before or after the show once outside of the premises.

Although The AURA Experience is an activity for the whole family, the performance includes music at high volume and rapid flashing lights and lasers, which may not be appreciated by certain people or young children sensitive to these effects.

The Basilica is certified by Kéroul to accommodate people with reduced mobility. Simply show your companion card to our staff at reception, and your companion will receive free admission. For more information, please click here.


Behind the Scenes: The Making of AURA


Other Activities & Offers

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Combined Offer: Sightseeing Visit (daytime) & The AURA Experience (evening)

Shining by day. Glowing by night.

 

Enjoy the best of both worlds at a reduced price - a special package including a performance of The AURA Experience and a tour of the Basilica!

 

Starting from $45 for both activities.

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Sightseeing Visit

Shining by day.

 

Discover the history and heritage of an emblematic Montreal site, from the origins of the urban colony to today's imposing neo-Gothic church.

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Matinees at Notre-Dame

Attend a concert featuring classical music and jazz at the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur Chapel. 

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Combined Offer: Have a Seat at the Casavant Organ & Sightseeing Visit

Have a seat at the Casavant Organ for a classical concert with a unique repertoire and partake in a sightseeing visit of the Basilica.

The AURA Experience is presented in collaboration with our partners.