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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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Wonderful place for a concert or play

I can't count the number of shows that we've seen here; Nutcracker Ballet, concerts (Colin James, Matt Andersen, George Thorogood) and musicals/plays (Sound of Music, Wicked and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gregsky
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't count the number of shows that we've seen here; Nutcracker Ballet, concerts (Colin James, Matt Andersen, George Thorogood) and musicals/plays (Sound of Music, Wicked and more). Great venue!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Gorgeous place for graduation! The atrium was huge and accommodated everyone's family, truly a gorgeous venue

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Swanton, VT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This place reminded me of an old opera house. Had great seats in the Orchestra section. Audio was FABULOUS! Concert lasted nearly 2.5 hours. Location is right downtown within walking distance(5 minutes) to 3-4 major hotels. Construction made entry and exit difficult but I would ABSOLUTELY return.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Please note that the National Art Centre is under massive renovation at this time involving the complete renovation and new construction. Work is to be completed by May 2017 for Canada's 150th Anniversary. There are still perfomances but on a smaller scale. When purchasing ticket ask where is the temporary entrance to the building since the usual entrance is now... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Saw the touring production of the "Sound of Music" recently. The NAC is a great performance hall, for theater, music, or concerts; there are no bad seats. Parking is pricey and could be better managed to the advantage of its patrons. (cheaper parking is available at city hall across the street, after hour rates are much better there). The place... More 

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Newport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I attended La Sylphide Ballet at the NAC, my first visit to the facility. There was a lot of construction/renovation underway both around the building and in the entryway making for a somewhat confusing entrance experience, however they were prepared for this with many staff on hand to guide the inexperienced visitor in the right direction. A little more signage... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Our daughter bought us all tickets for Sylphide. The Ballet was beautifully done with fantastic music. The Arts Centre is a grand theater with amazing acoustics. All very enjoyable.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

NAC's rising stars concert series is definitely something to check out. It happens several times throughout the year. It's so inspiring to watch young musicians who just launch their music career and play at NAC the first time.

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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Although we didn't have the best seats (Orchestra, row W), we could still see the stage and musicians. The hall was comfortable and beautiful, and the sound was perfect. It reminded us a lot of Place des arts in Montreal. I would definitely see shows there again. Bonus! Quick walk to the Indigo hotel where we were staying.

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Maple, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful brunch. Excellent service and food. It was so nice to be sitting with the view of the cannel. Would recommend this place and can't wait to go back on another special occasion.

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