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National Ballet of Canada

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Family Tradition, Still Going Strong

I have been attending this with my daughter over the last 4 years. We love it. The music, the... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
Excellent performance

I was amazed by the performance. The ballerinas are professional and the choreography is fantastic... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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470 Queens Quay W | Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-345-9686
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

I have been attending this with my daughter over the last 4 years. We love it. The music, the performance, the theatre - everything is magical. We stood in line this year to get signatures at intermission from two of the dancers; they were fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KrisSteve06
Reviewed December 18, 2018

It was interesting to see a reviewer mention the same thing 5-years earlier. Purchased a significant amount of tickets to what I thought was going be a wonderful performance. On the contrary - it was horrible, and sloppy at best. I did not find out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I was amazed by the performance. The ballerinas are professional and the choreography is fantastic. The building itself is also very nice especially in the evening.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank travelswithdrea
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Saw this ballet recently and it was simply wonderful. Costuming was brilliant and the performance was exquisite. The Four Seasons Centre is a first-rate venue for the ballet and did not disappoint in any way. Tickets for this ballet are expensive but worth the cost...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank amg954
Reviewed December 28, 2017

The set design and the costumes were eye-popping beautiful. The ballet is a series of well-choreographed ensemble dances. There were many festive special effects that worked, such as a dancing bear on roller skates and an amazing horse on stage (was it real or costume?)....More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank satipatipatti
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Went to an evening performance - so glad I could get tickets! Much appreciated the Ballet Talk by Peter Ottmann, the Senior Ballet Master, at 6:45 - well worth attending. He explained the ballet as ‘representation’ of a particular moment in Nijinsky’s life: his last...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Beausoliel
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Exquisite architecture and display. The whole experience was worth it. Superb performance. A must go place to enjoy the culture and history of the dancing arts.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ViaCestari
Reviewed March 19, 2017

I was looking forward to seeing this ballet and though visually gorgeous and with some very effective music, the choreography was a real let down.It felt very "50's TV" dancing. Insubstantial with lots of mediocre leaping about and running around that we've all seen a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Canadianknowitall
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Went to see the Nutcracker, a beautiful performance, the orchestra was magnificent, I enjoyed the entire performance. A great evening, a must-do activity in Toronto, no matter which ballet you see.

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank JaimeKarsch
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Though many may feel that ballet and opera are elitist and of no interest, how can you argue with an art form that has survived for a hundred or two hundred years? The National Ballet of Canada is a national treasure and something that everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Maija Sarkkinen S
May 30, 2017|
Response from Canadianknowitall | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully you don't suffer from vertigo, as anyone who does would not be able to tolerate the height of Ring 5. Otherwise you will have a clear view from anywhere you sit except that it will be from a great height.
Jo D
April 22, 2017|
Response from Canadianknowitall | Reviewed this property |
When they go on sale, they normally do a family four-pack which reduces the cost of the tickets. The Nutcracker only plays in November,December and January as it is the Xmas period. I don't believe there is any age... More