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National Arts Centre

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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
Phone Number: 613 947 7000
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Great setting, great theatre, and great restaurant. I got married here, so don't have anything negative to say about the place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about National Arts Centre

Address: Address: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
Phone Number: 613 947 7000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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