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National Arts Centre

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
+1 613-947-7000
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53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Arts Centre has some great public spaces you can rest at for a while during sightseeing. It provides cozy furniture and a drinking fountain. Moreover, you can use the sockets and charge your phone or enjoy a (incredibly cheap) coffee at the café.

1  Thank Christian S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I'm so happy to be subscribing with the NAC for a 2nd season. I've so enjoyed the performances of the orchestra. I've heard the classics I adore and some new composers that I'll never forget. I look forward to their ongoing efforts to improve the...More

Thank Tony I
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

As a facility it is decent for Ottawa standards, but the quality isn't comparable to Toronto, Montreal or NYC. At one time Opera Lyra produced two operas per year that were poorly attended due to the very mediocre talent which resulted in a lack of...More

2  Thank ottawa198
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Be sure not to lose your tickct as they will charge you for a full day...even if you got there at 9:30 am and left at 11. Central to downtown/parlament buildings/mall/shaw center/Winterlude.

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Last Sunday we attended Les Miserables (in the afternoon). We enjoyed every second of the play, the theater, the orchestra, the professionalism. Thank you for an unforgettable day!

Thank cx14c
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We are long term subscribers to the Pop Series at the NAC and this is really one of the stand out series that the NAC offers Maestro Jack Everly is always at the top of his game when he is in Ottawa leading the NAC...More

Thank Stuball1
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The main concert hall is a nice concert hall. The reception area in front of the concert hall is a bit bland (a big open area) with no particular architectural feature. The ceiling of the main concert hall is especially unique. The boxes in the...More

Thank vanmanner
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to see Robert Lepage from Montreal in his play called 887. The new renovations at NAC are incredible , the main entrance is nice and huge, once you walk in you are welcome by friendly staff that are there to...More

Thank plemieux1
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Seen the Shen Yun performance and it was first class and excellent. Located in downtown Ottawa, it has wonderful views from any window. Parking 12$

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We went to see "A Christmas Carol". On the night we went it was obvious that there was more than one show on that night. However, in the foyer, there were no signs to direct you to the correct theatre. Our hotel was near so...More

Thank TorontoTimTim
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