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National Ballet of Canada

470 Queens Quay West | Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4, Canada
+1 416-345-9686
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Pinnochio ---Dance 3-Looks 10

I was looking forward to seeing this ballet and though visually gorgeous and with some very... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Canadianknowitall
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Ontario
A must-do activity in Toronto

Went to see the Nutcracker, a beautiful performance, the orchestra was magnificent, I enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
JaimeKarsch
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Toronto, Canada
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470 Queens Quay West | Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4, Canada
Downtown West
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was looking forward to seeing this ballet and though visually gorgeous and with some very effective music, the choreography was a real let down.It felt very "50's TV" dancing. Insubstantial with lots of mediocre leaping about and running around that we've all seen a...More

Thank Canadianknowitall
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Went to see the Nutcracker, a beautiful performance, the orchestra was magnificent, I enjoyed the entire performance. A great evening, a must-do activity in Toronto, no matter which ballet you see.

2  Thank JaimeKarsch
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Though many may feel that ballet and opera are elitist and of no interest, how can you argue with an art form that has survived for a hundred or two hundred years? The National Ballet of Canada is a national treasure and something that everyone...More

Thank TrueNorth67
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed our first national ballet together. The Nutcracker is simply spectacular. WOW

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I`ve loved ballet since I took some lessons as a child and the National Bellet of Canada never disappoints afficianados of this mode of dance. When I travel to Toronto I always check to see if there is a performance at The Four Seasons for...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Several of us went to see their performance of the Nutcracker. It was absolutely magical, and our seats were quite comfortable. The only downside is the cost.. it can be quite prohibitive.

Thank skfamiliar
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Went to see a performance of the above ballet last night and loved everything about it. The venue is stunning and the performance was wonderful. The costumes, the dancing and the beautiful music - outstanding. Especially loved one movement by the ladies of the court...More

2  Thank wepaktogo
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The building is grand and impressive as befits its title. We saw the Nutcracker. Pretty good show but cramped, inaccessible seating detract from the experience. My nut was cracked by the end of it.

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I am glad I saw the Nutcracker as it is a Christmas classic. I knew it was ballet and I wouldn't love it, however some constructive criticism for you: 1. Staff were very snobby and not good with customer service. For example, Usher dropped my...More

2  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The set was wonderful. The dancers gave their best. The costumes were superb. So why disappointed? It seems the Political Correctness Police have taken over the artistic direction of the National Ballet. One of the most enjoyable dances is the Oriental Dance which was excised...More

2  Thank HermanBrownDorval194
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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
...More
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Maija Sarkkinen S
I'm wondering about the seating.. Best affordable seats would be where? I think it's called Ring 5, but what area up there? I'd hate to be behind a pillar or something!
31 May 2017|
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Response from Canadianknowitall | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully you don't suffer from vertigo, as anyone who does would not be able to tolerate the height of Ring 5. Otherwise you will have a clear view from anywhere you sit except that it will be from a great height.
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Jo D
a) how much are the tickets to the nutcracker? b) will the nutcracker be on during the month of June or July 2017 c) is an infant 1.10 months allowed to performances?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Canadianknowitall | Reviewed this property |
When they go on sale, they normally do a family four-pack which reduces the cost of the tickets. The Nutcracker only plays in November,December and January as it is the Xmas period. I don't believe there is any age... More
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Kelly M
Hello. My friends and I will be attending The Nutcracker in December (7pm, Friday night show). We are wondering what the dress code is - for both men and women. I'm assuming suits for the men and either a cocktail or semi-formal dress for the women... but we want to make sure.
12 November 2016|
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Response from skfamiliar | Reviewed this property |
You would be the dressed best people there. When I went a few years ago, everyone was quite casually dressed.
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