La Sala Rossa (The Red Room) is our bigger venue just across the street. This beautiful room is a historic Montreal building built by the left-wing Jewish community in 1932. It was a cultural / recreational / political center and once hosted Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt as well as a workmen's circle during the 1940's and '50's. For the past thirty years the Centro Social Español has occupied the building and continues to use it as a cultural center for people of Spanish decent. The Sala is proud to be a part of this integral piece of Montreal history. The room fits up to 250 people. On any given night, you might find a cabaret, a free-jazz master
, a breakdance competition, some good ol' rock 'n' roll, reggae, djs, folk, indie-rock, musique actuelle, film screenings, a flamenco show, poetry readings or some guy sitting in a tent blowing thru your mind. Monthly events that have made the Sala so popular include the Kiss
My Cabaret, the Meow Mix and the Goods.
Descriptions from la casa del popolo website