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National Arts Centre

1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
+1 613-947-7000
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Swan Lake - Semperoper Ballet Dresden

Refreshed version of Swan Lake under Artistic Director Aaron Watkin. Outstanding performance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashok S
Ottawa, Canada
An Excellent Venue in Ottawa

We greatly enjoyed the Phantom of the Opera at the Ottawa National Arts Centre. The venue has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Refreshed version of Swan Lake under Artistic Director Aaron Watkin. Outstanding performance, choreography reinvented and condensed into two acts. A must see.

Thank Ashok S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed the Phantom of the Opera at the Ottawa National Arts Centre. The venue has great views, excellent acoustics and a sound system that gives both voices and the orchestra the crisp live sound exactly as it should be. From outside the theatre,...More

Thank SnowbirdOntario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in Oct for the Phantom and it was great. We had aisle seats which worked for us. There really isn't a bad seat in the entire venue. The intermission offered time to grab a drink and get back to our seats. Even with...More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The NAC has gone through a broad renovation over the past many months. Most of the major work is done now, and there are many big improvements. The building looks much nicer from the Elgin side (main entrance) with large glass windows and a nice...More

2  Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I am loving the new NAC! Of course the shows are excellent and the quality is unwavering. We have a subscription to a few series and I renew every year. In particular, the Broadway series has been very enjoyable. The new opera seating is excellent...More

Thank HappieKnadn
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We booked to see this amazing show as we always like to watch a show when we are visiting either Canada or the US from England. What a terrific show it was fantastic, the cast were amazing particularly the young man who played Michael Jackson....More

Thank jacqui43
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went there in Spring for the Orchestra, Parker performs Brahms! The concerto stars slow, then get bigger and finally sounds majestic! I love Shubert is the softest and a masterpiece

Thank mother123458
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We attended one of the first performances in the newly remodelled centre. It was an evening dedicated to the late Oscar Peterson. The musicians performing his works were outstanding and the full house audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance. It was a great opportunity to enjoy...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Beethovan Symphony 9 with Measha Brueggergosman, Ottawa Chorus and Shallaway Youth Choir from St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador. All music was wonderful and the Shallaway Youth choir exceptional.

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Went to a show (26 Letters) last night, my first time at the NAC in a long time. The venue is in the final throes of its renovations and I think it will be spectacular once done. In the meantime, there are points of brilliance...More

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