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National Arts Centre

1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
+1 613-947-7000
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Magnificent building, new and elegant decoration and great acustic!

We went there in Spring for the Orchestra, Parker performs Brahms! The concerto stars slow, then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ottawa, Canada
Re-modelled structure

We attended one of the first performances in the newly remodelled centre. It was an evening... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis B
Ottawa, ON
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1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-947-7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there in Spring for the Orchestra, Parker performs Brahms! The concerto stars slow, then get bigger and finally sounds majestic! I love Shubert is the softest and a masterpiece

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended one of the first performances in the newly remodelled centre. It was an evening dedicated to the late Oscar Peterson. The musicians performing his works were outstanding and the full house audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance. It was a great opportunity to enjoy...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beethovan Symphony 9 with Measha Brueggergosman, Ottawa Chorus and Shallaway Youth Choir from St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador. All music was wonderful and the Shallaway Youth choir exceptional.

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a show (26 Letters) last night, my first time at the NAC in a long time. The venue is in the final throes of its renovations and I think it will be spectacular once done. In the meantime, there are points of brilliance...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A fantastic setting to see the superb performance from the cast & crew depicting how families were torn apart and the lasting legacy for First Nations people when children were taken to the residential schools. Very moving performance The venue was comfortable and easily located...More

Thank ruthauton
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A nice venue, but part of the problem with Ottawa is that due to its proximity to both Montreal and Toronto that it can get bypassed for cultural events. It is still worth going here if something of note is on, but it might require...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Show itself was above expectations, amazing. however the building and street were under construction making parking an issue and the womens bathroom at our end of the seating was shut down due to the renovations so by the time some went to the bathroom...More

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Ottawa to watch a comedy show. The entrance to the Centre is under construction and has serious issues regarding bottleneck stairs, etc which in an emergency could cause serious safety issues. It was very disorganized trying to get to your seat, felt...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Centre is undergoing major renovations and so the approach was difficult. The Centre has several theaters and is rather confusing, perhaps as a result of the construction. We saw a performance of the Grand Ballet of Montreal here that was excellent.

Thank MayaH47
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We went last night to see Book of Mormon. The renovations are coming along very well. The NAC has put staff in place to escort clients into the building to show you where you need to go during renovations. However on the way out, it...More

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