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National Arts Centre

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
+1 613-947-7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I went to see Robert Lepage from Montreal in his play called 887. The new renovations at NAC are incredible , the main entrance is nice and huge, once you walk in you are welcome by friendly staff that are there to...More

Thank plemieux1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seen the Shen Yun performance and it was first class and excellent. Located in downtown Ottawa, it has wonderful views from any window. Parking 12$

Thank leannesgarden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see "A Christmas Carol". On the night we went it was obvious that there was more than one show on that night. However, in the foyer, there were no signs to direct you to the correct theatre. Our hotel was near so...More

Thank TorontoTimTim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see A Christmas Carol at a matinee performance. Unbeknownst to us it was a special performance for the hearing impaired. The sign language interpreter on the side of the theatre was tasteful and I enjoyed the performance. There was no intermission and the...More

Thank Esther T
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Went to see A Christmas Carol. First time in the Centre since it under went renovations. Very nice theatre, play was very good and entertaining. Highly recommended for a nice night out.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I took my 7 year old daughter to the first show of the KINDERNACO series on Nov 12. The brass quintet who performed were very good - they had chosen some easy and entertaining pieces, and along with the pieces they delivered some interesting age-appropriate...More

1  Thank Ilya S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 29 October 2017

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 25 October 2017 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 22 October 2017

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
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