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National Ballet of Canada

470 Queens Quay West | Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
1 416 345 9686; 1 416 345 9595
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Ranked #95 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Type: Ballets
Traveler Description: With more than 60 dancers and its own symphony orchestra, it is Canada's premier dance company.  Ranking as one of the world's top international... more »
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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our hotel was a block from the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts so we walked there to see the National Ballet of Canada perform "Cinderella." It was a lovely production with nice sets and the performers were excellent, especially the two wicked step-sisters and the prince. The lead was played by Xiao Nan Yu, not the featured star,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I'm not the biggest fan of the opera, but sometimes it's nice to exercise the more sophisticated side of your brain. Full disclosure here, a friend of ours is in the orchestra for the National Ballet, so I'm a bit biased. Never got "freebie" tickets though, so there's no incentive or obligation to provide positive feedback. So now you know... More

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toronto
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you like ballet, the National Ballet of Canada offers some of the finest ballet on the planet! The venue of The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is elegant and every seat has a fabulous view.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The performance of the Nutcracker by the National Ballet of Canada was absolutely amazing. It was the first time I have been to a live ballet performance and it was truly worth every penny! I highly recommend for any one to go see it. The Four Seasons Centre where the performance is held was very easy to get to and... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

First time to see ballet and chose the Nutcracker at the Four Seasons centre. We bought rush tickets at the box office on the day of the performance. Good seats at the 2nd last row of the orchestra for $35 with unobstructed view. (normally rush tickets get a seat at the side of the theatre with only partial view of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is our first time to watch the Nutcracker on live in the Theatre. The Ballet Show was totally Great and Amazing!!! :) The story line was lovely and entertaining. All Performers were dancing like Birds or little Angels on the stage and their costumes were Beautiful and eye-catching!!! I could easily feel the 'Magic of Christmas joys' inside the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Went to an evening performance of the Nutcracker Ballet with my daughters, my sister and her daughter. I had never been to the ballet before and was completely impressed. The 4 Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is so easy to get to. We took the Go Train and subway. From the subway you don't even have to go outside... More

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Brampton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The Nutcracker at the 4 seasons. I'm an art director myself and was surprised to see talent and costumes yet no substance and visual storyline that corresponded with the music. Kids were laughing at the lambs, sheep, fox, bear.......not in the original story line. The theatre is crowded and anybody that suffers vertigo should be warmed to be careful because... More

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Burlington, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The National Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker should be boycotted. I agree with the other reviewer who pointed out that at $600 for a family of four, expectations are high. The audience should demand better. The performance we saw last year was rushed and over very, very fast. When it ended, everyone around us was incredulous! Karen Kain's version is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Somehow it seems that the show that returns every year that my friends want to see is the Nutcracker. I must admit that the new money invested for the set and costumes is impressive. But it is the same show giving the young and new dancers a chance at performing on the stage. Beautiful and graceful as always. Well worth... More

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