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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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A facility with four great venues that should have something for almost anyone. We are there 14 or 15 times during the year seeing everything from theatre to dance and orchestra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A facility with four great venues that should have something for almost anyone. We are there 14 or 15 times during the year seeing everything from theatre to dance and orchestra performances. We also take in some of the travelling broadway shows as they come through.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is an older venue but still such a great space. Have seen the orchestra, movie pops, bands and all sound great with super acoustics. Great seats at any point!

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Port Elgin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely day wandering through the National Arts Centre. We especially enjoyed the Canadian and Aboriginal exhibits. It made us proud of being Canadian. We were showing an exchange student from the Chech Republic around Ottawa and knew the Arts Centre was a must.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to see different types of show (musicals, ballet, dance, theatre, opera, comedy,...). They offer different types of show rooms (smaller to very big). Visit the website to learn more about the upcoming shows. When I was a kid, I use to have my ballet recital there...so you can also rent the place for your own venue.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great venue for both concerts and theatre. Acoustics are great as is seating and the bar facilities are very good offering timely service. The one negative is limited bathroom facilities particularly for women.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wide range of arts programs are offered. My preference is for the music which is offered to cater for different tastes and ages. The NAC is easy to get to and is centrally located..

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great setting, great theatre, and great restaurant. I got married here, so don't have anything negative to say about the place.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent program with a great orchestra for many tastes of classical music all year round. International performers play with gret conductors and a world famous orchestra.

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Komoka
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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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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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