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National Arts Centre

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613 947 7000
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Ranked #15 of 147 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have enjoyed many performances and events here. The prices are a bit high for most events now, so rarely get to the big venues. But we have discovered a less expensive venue at "Fourth Stage". The setting is like a bistro with tables and chairs, complete with candle surrounding the stage. It is nice to be able to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent collection of art pieces.Everyone was helpful and courteous.The place is very inspiring.Don't leave Ottawa without visiting the National Arts.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Besides the events, it cannot be visited and not much to see inside. Outside on the hand, they have a patio restaurant overlooking the canal Nd is very nice.

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love the NAC venue. I have seen Broadway shows in other venues and none compare to Ottawa's National Arts Centre! I like to sit close to the orchestra pit and I've always had ample leg room, something that is not usual at other venues. Regardless of what you have tickets to see, you will not be disappointed in this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

BEAUTIFUL VENUE, lots of parking, right in the heart of downtown. Hosts many famous shows. Comfortable seating, helpful staff and a bar.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Let me start out by saying that every performance I have seen at the NAC has been fantastic. The venue, however, is just dreadful. This dreadful monument to 1960's Brutalism is, perhaps, Ottawa's best example of hideous architecture and general ruination that continues to plague the downtown core. It's absolutely heartbreaking to see old photographs of this once-beautiful city and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Whether you’re visiting Canada’s capital on vacation, or you’re a hometown lady or gent, consider spending the evening at the National Arts Centre at 53 Elgin Street, near Parliament Hill, and prepare to be swept away. This is the place to go for world-class ballet, opera, theater and experiencing the delightful sounds of the NAC Orchestra. There are several venues... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent museum, lots of art for all. Schedule a full day as some pieces or rooms would need to be enjoyed for a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently saw a musical here. The Book of Mormon and it was FABULOUS!!!!! Have been here a few times and each time enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You are greeted by a giant spider by the entrance. The galleries are endless. There will be something for everyone's taste in art.

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