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National Arts Centre

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Address: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
Phone Number: 613 947 7000
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I am here for a conference and just happen to find out about the fiddle program tonight. What a great venue to see Ontario's own Donnel Leahy and family perform with the NAC... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Komoka
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I am here for a conference and just happen to find out about the fiddle program tonight. What a great venue to see Ontario's own Donnel Leahy and family perform with the NAC orchestra I purchased the least expensive seat and it was fabulous. I don't think there is a bad seat in the place. Well laid out. Ushers were... More 

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Cornwall Ontario Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went to see Stephen Page (Bare Naked Ladies) and we located in the smaller theatre, not a main hall. This is an absolutely wonderful place for a small, intimate evening of great music. My only complaint is that the seats in the audience were nothing more than slightly padded chairs. You would expect more comfortable seats in this type... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Changing of the Guard Ceremony is a parade representing the changing of the guards/sentries posted at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Canadian monarch when in Ottawa, and her representative, the Governor General, in her absence. This is carried out on the lawn in front of the Parliament building's Center Block. Very impressive ceremony performed by mostly Army... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very nice venue, all sorts of shows (dance, ballet, music, concerts, theater, French, English) for all sorts of tastes and ages, but a bit expensive in general.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had the pleasure of enjoying Floyd Hutchinson, Karen Oxorn and band members in the fourth stage at the NAC. This was a perfect location for the show and made it most enjoyable. Excellent job on making the fourth stage a great venue for local musicians. On a negative note the cash bar was poorly run. We were charged $27.50... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We were invited to a dance performance, which is not something I thought I would enjoy. However, the performance was wonderful! The calibre of the performance was world class. The staff - attendants, coat check, bartenders were extremely friendly and professional. We attended a reception at the NAC after, the food was great, and again the service fantastic. I will... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The National Arts Centre is pretty Plain Jane, no really, it's pretty barren on the outside in a kind of weird, even for the 60's, kind of way. But the content! Surprisingly perhaps, Ottawa's NAC gets a good helping of artistic talent both local and from around the world on an almost routine basis. It's also quite esoteric too with... More 

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ontario
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504 reviews 504 reviews
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I realise that there is talk of revamping this facility but even as it is now it is fantastic. The interior has stood the test of time and the staff are polite and helpful. Residents and visitors to the city should make an effort to take in an event at one of the theatres, it would be worth while. Overall... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful theatre. The NAC Orchestra is my favorite. Staff is helpful. Too bad its expensive. Lowest pricing starts at 25$. And thats only for select shows. Then it jumps up much higher. I could go more often if they had a cheap night or something. Overall awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love the NAC. The staff are so friendly, the show variety is awesome, and the prices are reasonable. You won't be disappointed.

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